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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path


This program is normally found in C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b9d9de8e1114ebb8fe5650b8b7f1279c.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 64 bit executable file


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

File description

 Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host

The description stored in the program is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.

File version

 7.0.16299.248 (WinBuild.160101.0800)

File version stored as a property 7.0.16299.248 (WinBuild.160101.0800).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


searchfilterhost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to searchfilterhost.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

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


This application does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.