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?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
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.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the software for virus protection.
 
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

Safe Entries
First Seen: 29 December 2011 at 3:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0c8e93cd0e64c426
ac8f983bacbe3451
37fbf946
5e129be0c8b85597
698f0fe3633a902f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
South Africa N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 83e6efb989357517
ba0f66c03339a2fa
4270d946
35367b10fe1c7cfd
d42d4021d887dbf1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
South Africa 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 N/A Executable dd00740613a62260
450cd91cbc5f6f81
7b12ac71
c9ebd97e9c3a218c
aa8c94e379e89021
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

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 69ccfe0228de9838
21d2926e62daed4a
c1f94681
1f28aeb5b8b5b940
7f842de51850a8bc
No 7.0.20215.
1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.20215.
1000
Romania
2 N/A Executable 0dfbfb69ea30aad6
14f321ac0b7c5729
d2d468c7
2377c3a0f4a3ab97
6ce4476babbbea72
No N/A N/A Mexico
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
10.224.25.96/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a9cbfbe91961b6ee
e1ac1323c9c4fb53
597383bc
c3d52b0c66c8278c
7e31037c42f014c2
No 7.0.17127.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17127.
1
Italy
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