searchprotocolhost.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if searchprotocolhost.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.
Usually, this program is located in C:\Windows\System32\SearchProtocolHost.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 96cb662846932e98d3b14cbcafd3fe30.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
searchprotocolhost.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.
The description stored in the file is Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host.
File version extracted from the file 7.0.15063.447 (WinBuild.160101.0800).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
searchprotocolhost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in searchprotocolhost.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.