What is SeaPort.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SeaPort.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SeaPort.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SeaPort
SeaPort.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker or Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack or Bing Bar belongs to software Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack or Bing Bar or BingBar Setup or Microsoft Search Enhancement by Microsoft (

Description: SeaPort.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The SeaPort.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 240,512 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 226,656 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. SeaPort.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using SeaPort.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack or Bing Bar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the support page [1][2]
  3) search for an update [1][2] on the vendor’s website.

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If SeaPort.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 20% dangerous. The file size is 249,648 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SeaPort.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SeaPort.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Apparently this is more system bloat from Microsoft. Will quarantine and see what happens.
  JCatFreelancing   (further information)
Enables the detection, download and installation of up-to-date configuration files for Microsoft Search Enhancement applications. Also provides server communication for the customer experience improvement program. If this service is disabled, search enhancement features such as search history may not work correctly. Read more:
  John   (further information)
Wird mit dem Windows Live (Messenger u. co.) Installiert. Kann ├╝ber "Dienste" deinstalliert werden.
  Paul von Egal   (further information)
ist Teil von Bingtoolbar
it makes remote connections to un whoisable ips an i haft to watch my data plan so not good for me! It should ask for permission im deleting
Belongs to Search Enhancement Pack. The Search Enhancement Pack is a part of the Live toolbar, the search enhancement pack is not really needed. See link
  Ax   (further information)
Just got rid of Bing tool bar! Computer has settled right down and I can actually use it
  Glenn Austen  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SeaPort.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think SeaPort.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving SeaPort issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SeaPort. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SeaPort.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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