How to remove an SearchProtocolHost error
SearchProtocolHost.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SearchProtocolHost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
SearchProtocolHost.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Search or Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The file SearchProtocolHost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 184,832 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 182,784 bytes and 10 more variants.
The program is not visible. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify SearchProtocolHost.exe related errors
If SearchProtocolHost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 20% dangerous. The file size is 373,760 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 184,832 bytes, 185,344 bytes, 204,288 bytes or 249,856 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Microsoft signed file.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as SearchProtocolHost.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SearchProtocolHost.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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