How to Remove “searchprotocolhost.exe”

What is searchprotocolhost.exe?


searchprotocolhost.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host and belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. This was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as searchprotocolhost.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with searchprotocolhost.exe malware?       


The type of malware programs varies and the mode of infection also varies. Any of the following can alert you if the system is infected.  
  • If the searchprotocolhost.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton
To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the searchprotocolhost.exe and open the location, if the location is sub folder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by searchprotocolhost.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by searchprotocolhost.exe malware.
 
How to remove the searchprotocolhost.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
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Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the searchprotocolhost.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2011 at 10:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f51e982152f01ec8
0d7f98cd4b12ce6e
1d0e83f0
3e4af93cb1caed90
0388d9caba483bef
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
197.39.190.1/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 384e1137525af391
3bdc254f92e35f44
5b0b0895
e15ba6d782d7e4bc
1bae260ca9ed6fc4
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.9600.
16384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
7.00.9600.
16384
Brazil N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6bfc8e8c5066f13d
01b166659cb4a810
54f68ff1
635ef2f1606bf4c4
141a18f85c703914
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0d6484d9ffd8ada5
0c4c4a4eeaa81b9c
f85256af
67b8c01ac51f9cf0
c05634e841447a8d
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.SR
No 7.00.9200.
16384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
7.00.9200.
16384
South Africa N/A
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27

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 10:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 71dd13a1024ba9a7
f3f35ac3a14b3185
c9163e87
a2171001c7b7bae8
5b70685e234e7340
No 7.00.7601.
21720
(win7sp1_l
dr.110503-
1503)
7.00.7601.
21720
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f489b6a019d49ef3
bae1bc53d1bc1c76
b255459d
8cc07af1088640b0
1d603870790c053c
No 7.0.14393.
1378
(rs1_relea
se.170620-
2008)
7.0.14393.
1378
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e1514875053ddcd
5e0824d4c3529f61
e583d672
4b0ea20d942af115
84d2d72a8419e3cb
No 6.0.6000.1
6431
(vista_gdr
(wmbla).07
0205-1422)
6.0.6000.1
6431
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fd8f3226267f506e
3cf0341044275aa5
419e537d
d9e21cbf9e6a8784
7affd39ea3fa28ee
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
128.68.21.215/32
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