searchfilterhost.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if searchfilterhost.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, 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 use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against threats.
This program is normally stored on disk in C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is a6cd6b3f71e13e2e45b727fb8a47ea87.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
searchfilterhost.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the full power of nowadays' computer processors. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description stored in the exe is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.
File version 7.00.7601.17610 (win7sp1_gdr.110503-1502).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
searchfilterhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to searchfilterhost.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.