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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path


This program is normally stored on disk in C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is a6cd6b3f71e13e2e45b727fb8a47ea87.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


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.

File description

 Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host

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

File version

 7.00.7601.17610 (win7sp1_gdr.110503-1502)

File version 7.00.7601.17610 (win7sp1_gdr.110503-1502).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


searchfilterhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to searchfilterhost.exe checks out perfectly. 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


This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.