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Program info

Estimated safety rating

 searchprotocolhost.exe

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 purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Windows\System32\SearchProtocolHost.exe

Normally, this program is found in C:\Windows\System32\SearchProtocolHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file

 704fc7c66753efb279bd468e345855f0

The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 704fc7c66753efb279bd468e345855f0.

Is running as a service

 No

This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.

Belongs to the operating system

 Yes

searchprotocolhost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file

 Yes

64-bit code has been detected. This program can exploit the full power of a modern PC cpu.

File description

 Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host

The description extracted from the program is Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host.

File version

 7.0.16299.402 (WinBuild.160101.0800)

File version stored as a property 7.0.16299.402 (WinBuild.160101.0800).

Manufacturer

 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.

Copyright

 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed

 Yes

searchprotocolhost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature

 Yes

The digital signature extracted from searchprotocolhost.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled

 No

This executable does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.