searchprotocolhost.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if searchprotocolhost.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
Usually, this application is located in C:\Windows\System32\SearchProtocolHost.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is aae02f57cbba104fde2ef2a8069dd7c6.
This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.
searchprotocolhost.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
64-bit code has been detected. This application can put to good use the full power of a current PC processor.
The description present in the file is Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host.
File version 7.00.7601.23877 (win7sp1_ldr.170714-0600).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
Some unusual features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.
searchprotocolhost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to searchprotocolhost.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This application does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.