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What is searchprotection.exe? Search Protection

Vendor:      Yahoo! Inc
Product:     Search Protection
Vendor Website:      http://toolbar.yahoo.com/
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: SearchProtection.exe - SearchProtection.exe is installed with yahoo toolbar by default (Option "Make Yahoo! my default search engine and enable Yahoo! Search Protection to alert me of any attempts to change it.").

searchprotection.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.19%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 1 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
searchprotection.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x70189d91a5347f5e34039d06c7e58419 2/21/2015 7:01:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 109 KB
2 Status 0x6888ee520c32b26af72aad4a073863a4 11/14/2014 3:16:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 109 KB
3 Status 0x1a258e60baa8522194f39d7e3dd47ea0 1/30/2012 3:42:00 AM Unknown 2008, 1, 10, 1 Search Protection 218 KB
4 Status 0x0cfd137da0bd428fc3fee5fec8a72ad1 1/25/2012 4:36:00 AM Unknown 2007, 6, 8, 1 Search Protection 218 KB
5 Status 0x1aab5e7e67fe7e56b04db15bf1e36256 5/10/2011 4:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 109 KB
6 Status 0xb426580cb595d54cedf222a0e5c1ae54 1/3/2011 7:52:00 PM Unknown 2007, 3, 28, 1 Search Protection 218 KB
7 Status 0xfed079cd9adbb23ab4fbc44b084e4dc1 8/1/2010 6:14:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 109 KB
8 Status 0xb97c55366a5149fcd7cb07c21ef9ffbc 5/23/2010 5:40:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 281 KB
9 Status 0x0e81de5b5f70081e62751a9d17bfdd6c 1/15/2010 11:27:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 209 KB
10 Status 0x6bbd30f0f101ac74896caa413c4b3ea9 2/23/2009 5:11:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 169 KB
11 Status 0xb994acd76b5eea6ef07db5821cada559 2/14/2009 5:12:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 218 KB
12 Status 0x2fcf83390aef4d65d8cd68b87778de76 1/26/2009 3:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 392 KB
13 Status 0x05ead114f67592a71ee97789d997e325 11/17/2008 12:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 112 KB
14 Status 0xdf88422f3780559d2f914b88b65f3f6a 11/9/2008 11:10:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 177 KB
15 Status 0xd13a5cc753cd51a0af17a77706c4a51f 10/27/2008 10:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 177 KB
16 Status 0x8a014863faf80e35170ed7712995b8c9 9/28/2008 8:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 286 KB
17 Status 0xe93e49f40380854a97c1b0b8ae99e240 9/17/2008 3:01:00 AM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 218 KB
18 Status 0xce93d0dca40af2c0d6ee72dd6efa7adc 8/10/2008 7:08:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 109 KB
19 Status 0x6eb280bee199bb8414c969c4dc0f5f2e 6/3/2008 5:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 274 KB
20 Status 0x3c548a7b591fff1e33636b2c856585b9 6/1/2008 1:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 219 KB
21 Status 0x8392f5607c1004d59e9a821182fa49a1 5/27/2008 12:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 392 KB
22 Status 0x53cb6a725a3367012de94aa435a36028 3/31/2008 11:30:00 PM Unknown Unknown Search Protection 576 KB
23 Status 0xecccb814c997c5782fe3aff0557586bb 12/31/2007 Unknown 2007, 6, 8, 1 Search Protection 392 KB
24 Status 0xa4a133e832b5dcdce44b738544d75b28 12/31/2007 Unknown 2007, 6, 8, 1 Search Protection 574 KB
25 Status 0x2a802c1f16aec04a0e28b0b011f1c055 12/31/2007 Unknown Search Protection 14 KB



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