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

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 5262961103a7ef20
07f6dfca9246e178
a5ddd8ae
2c28d6e79191c37c
16707884a3819bf8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Argentina N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1d2121e3b6b7194d
6b6e202f97e7d808
996b9574
0fd176b5bc30f60a
b0c0c6788ff579f0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5f122451162fb6c9
ae62c79b640383bb
c338e3a9
b1ae6a6f0c08a1cf
658f65876bc4c407
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
South Africa N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 551b7fdc537793e4
9d9fd096c19a67be
7c80d2d0
a37b84c96ab8421a
01aab687e6686a39
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Turkey N/A
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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 f10c671adbbf2f1e
912d8ed031221c81
9f6b9b18
d9e9d6c0ea4d1061
7493a2da128984e2
No 7.0.15063.
1955
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.15063.
1955
Italy
2 N/A Executable 0dfbfb69ea30aad6
14f321ac0b7c5729
d2d468c7
2377c3a0f4a3ab97
6ce4476babbbea72
No N/A N/A Mexico
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 24263964192229f3
ef3daaac1912bb27
7d1052af
17d987bbd7639018
b69d2c21caa1d3a0
No 7.0.19008.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.19008.
1
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b5d6e10687fe9cf4
a1639c6d76721b02
66dd0c2e
5c88bff8d26c4194
3ca905e9857155e9
No 7.0.15063.
1955
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.15063.
1955
United States
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