What is SearchFilterHost.exe?
SearchFilterHost.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SearchFilterHost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
SearchFilterHost.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Search or Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: SearchFilterHost.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. SearchFilterHost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 87,552 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 76,800 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The SearchFilterHost.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. SearchFilterHost.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Security Update for Microsoft from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".
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If SearchFilterHost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 19% dangerous. The file size is 87,552 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 113,664 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Microsoft signed file. It is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as SearchFilterHost.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SearchFilterHost.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.
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