searchfilterhost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. 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 PC is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.
Normally, this application is stored in C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 8a674f9ab20b4937357bf6f5a0938ebf.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
searchfilterhost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the entire power of current computer processors. This is quite normal because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the exe is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.
File version extracted from the file 7.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
searchfilterhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from searchfilterhost.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.