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Program info

Estimated safety rating

 searchprotocolhost.exe

searchprotocolhost.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if searchprotocolhost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Windows\System32\SearchProtocolHost.exe

Usually, this application is located in C:\Windows\System32\SearchProtocolHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file

 aae02f57cbba104fde2ef2a8069dd7c6

The MD5 fingerprint for this file is aae02f57cbba104fde2ef2a8069dd7c6.

Is running as a service

 No

This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.

Belongs to the operating system

 Yes

searchprotocolhost.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file

 Yes

64-bit code has been detected. This application can put to good use the full power of a current PC processor.

File description

 Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host

The description present in the file is Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host.

File version

 7.00.7601.23877 (win7sp1_ldr.170714-0600)

File version 7.00.7601.23877 (win7sp1_ldr.170714-0600).

Manufacturer

 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.

Copyright

 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions

 Yes

Some unusual features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed

 Yes

searchprotocolhost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature

 Yes

The digital signature attached to searchprotocolhost.exe is valid. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled

 No

This application does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.