How to remove an SearchProtection error
SearchProtection.EXE is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 SearchProtection.EXE is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
SearchProtection.EXE file information
The process known as Yahoo! Application or Search Protection belongs to software Yahoo! Search Protection or Search Protection or Sony on Yahoo! Essentials or Yahoo! Suche Schutzvorkehrung by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) or Lavasoft (www.lavasoft.com) or Spigot (www.spigot.com).
Description: The file SearchProtection.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 111,856 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 224,248 bytes and 4 more variants.
It is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Yahoo! Search Protection or Yahoo! Suche Schutzvorkehrung.
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If SearchProtection.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 673,192 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 740,712 bytes or 663,400 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The SearchProtection.EXE file is a Verisign signed file. The SearchProtection.EXE file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file.
SearchProtection.EXE is able to monitor applications.
You can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Search Protection.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SearchProtection.EXE. Therefore, you should check the SearchProtection.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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