searchfilterhost.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if searchfilterhost.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.
This program is normally found in C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b9d9de8e1114ebb8fe5650b8b7f1279c.
This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
searchfilterhost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
64-bit code has been detected. This program can put to good use the full power of a current computer processor.
The description stored in the program is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.
File version stored as a property 7.0.16299.248 (WinBuild.160101.0800).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
searchfilterhost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to searchfilterhost.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.