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What is searchprotocolhost.exe? SearchProtocolHost

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
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Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: Searchprotocolhost.exe is a Windows program. However its possible for it to become infected. EVEN IF A Anti-Virus program puts searchprotocolhost.exe in chest you still have the real one located in your system files.

searchprotocolhost.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 7.90%
Average CPU use for this program: null%
Average RAM for this program: null MB

Program Name MD5 Count
searchprotocolhost.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x510b5571b1fbdf6e6e9f059ef9abcffc More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 181 2050 8433 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x6e8a6456a7839f9c8351d074dca1f5d2 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 6 60 253 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x8ced678a1d1b5fa24dbc67262149b786 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 93 431 1868 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x10a992dee1c9b590f4bb8b1009d596f2 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 28 219 914 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x4dd38c9f28b9a0d8b1635580e8df7d86 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 528 6021 31129 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x66a7aa1dccb12937718a5ed499d99e46 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 52 441 2169 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x7372d2a811bd4bb22880c93261800146 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 8 68 355 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x4b0ea20d942af11584d2d72a8419e3cb More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 22 376 2528 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x7a99d75362812eb91871fcfc55921304 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 259 1612 2377 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x2a0b63014ad1ed027d47a58c89f4a1aa More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 942 3810 19259 Not Applicable
11 Status 0xb5ef1da337db9859709a387638ac5e07 More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 35550 242438 1190449 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x89ed7c028a487340b7d93d5a38fdcb54 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 7778 69836 319470 Not Applicable
13 Status 0xc4894b3b448b647bedc9e916d181bdbe More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 4444 33591 148653 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x5d66cbcda60ecce893b8e69bd5f23f92 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 333 3260 20491 Not Applicable
15 Status 0xe1ac89f6c5252057e6062843e36a6701 More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 26102 402480 1799877 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x9c5c3be7364cac109c89cef5e9f3d070 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1 11 65 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x6f120db4262ada8525c36b0a93936074 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 65 248 1003 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xd9e21cbf9e6a87847affd39ea3fa28ee More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 174364 1488995 7439384 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x1deaf8d21fccb72ffcf374e0fe6c1db5 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 19644 133263 630652 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x42ec9065d9bf266ade924b066c783a56 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 20683 157805 934454 Not Applicable
21 Status 0xbddcd13f341cba21775ff66a5c27f59e More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1664 11611 53843 Not Applicable
22 Status 0x480fb2259449c49c630d4ac3ec1eb426 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 6682 52799 252336 Not Applicable
23 Status 0xd6021013d7c4e248aeb8bed12d3dcc88 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 5161 35321 153877 Not Applicable
24 Status 0xac5e1b2f43ec4ff67f8698cd39e1c4f9 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 295 2974 13179 Not Applicable
25 Status 0xcf4657a43b56ed26875c26dfe698dccb More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1593 9264 33142 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x360c65d810655a2fb6d545308996d9fa More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 297 1932 9119 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x302dba2131460ffcbbd50a2c249a7044 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 895 7300 30122 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x95bafa39c89690a6c9e6e09747406eff More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 16 125 589 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x93baeecef004c4c59a3d4aa6d4efeb82 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 67 507 2000 Not Applicable
30 Status 0xdde972537280676f685dec67ce28932d More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 14452 101051 552459 Not Applicable
31 Status 0xc5010b79b13da3e17d74825880c36695 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 310 3211 23885 Not Applicable
32 Status 0xe7c8937726c2f997e680c590ed907d97 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1 5 19 Not Applicable
33 Status 0xb32d42b7a7e2c2cf608e78516332c319 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 5596 46316 229510 Not Applicable
34 Status 0xb044d24dd6710d6609c288affb176fae More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 239 3348 16174 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x98d0a8c3bf81774d76eaab5977b69ab3 More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 28606 222477 1140917 Not Applicable
36 Status 0x14b5d6506a366585f8d6b6097530f7f2 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 927 13496 72740 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x6fbf569208f90adb4bf381c5af6003a3 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 30 371 1587 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x705317ed49f42051956f9f4b85b151ad More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1383 9315 47242 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x84eb6d7af73e10486135f1525168f9cf More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 141 1506 6072 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x951d71b5d602745997a6dcba33fc5358 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 82 1838 12206 Not Applicable
41 Status 0xf777fe6ba9c62a4d90bc7017c8fed35f More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 1452 10825 53787 Not Applicable
42 Status 0xe98cd3c1a5fe067975de1dec5d954d79 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 6510 51495 254165 Not Applicable
43 Status 0xa4e6f2c9fa8b609ff850b433cd031be6 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 577 6754 39029 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x29b3c2a2118769e41867fa4d8f467fdd More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 6 17 47 Not Applicable
45 Status 0x375ed042547b109cf3016716e1270e5e More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 683 6121 31095 Not Applicable
46 Status 0xf74cfe6c9b3c7b72e2a85527a2d03c68 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 95 1469 7537 Not Applicable
47 Status 0x1928c4d6ed47a648e8988c0d4bc465c1 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 31 31 93 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x877eab65117ef1a49c28f815f10e3a87 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2391 20683 95167 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x4c629b1f6e54578c7875057fd5c53e5f More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 415 7241 21361 Not Applicable
50 Status 0x80b3193a82c35cb9b6ed136ae5d3adc3 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2625 23149 122859 Not Applicable
51 Status 0xe6d3c841e306034cda0cf929ab8f649a More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 172 1817 10948 Not Applicable
52 Status 0xe860439e32f07dfbbeeeaada0c81de0d More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 149 1261 8357 Not Applicable
53 Status 0x2dbf533a738948b84d8ba697aaed6da5 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 20513 151348 743926 Not Applicable
54 Status 0xc8fdc1419c27d64cae1be05a17e9bf6b More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2067 24194 119976 Not Applicable
55 Status 0xb9dec075bbfe5d1c63aa332945005ecb More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 7637 54649 268505 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x1cc08f13ac7a431eb56c514e0e176004 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 593 5383 26559 Not Applicable
57 Status 0xb8c48512f5a90c73664d9e0e007d77f6 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 575 7970 36130 Not Applicable
58 Status 0xfdb2d414d895b2c32b2423e047a80c46 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 11253 82090 411901 Not Applicable
59 Status 0xd5c506982b89f5c7cb1494174dfd5ee1 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 9723 80836 442804 Not Applicable
60 Status 0xbae345f79e1095b2395a7a8f0e8d801c More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 425 4448 21264 Not Applicable
61 Status 0xa707bdf0638174aba0afa8ecb64662a6 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 4895 37282 167743 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x590cd57619fcad211fc8ab5ef7eb0e81 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 215 2405 11823 Not Applicable
63 Status 0x840e5b693f978f64f04a117819dd72fd More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 138872 1256450 6289196 Not Applicable
64 Status 0xcc110e318c34fe397b1370d9ed783d5e More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 12255 103060 540489 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x1fd4e822e762aebb4795de6fd682c306 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 417626 3150248 14406305 Not Applicable
66 Status 0x4fe9e8395f1ae5a2543996993343f557 More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 17407 172607 810913 Not Applicable
67 Status 0x80f1f6cad5e8aecb8d28626534eaf495 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 33 292 2860 Not Applicable
68 Status 0x18f1f8eb1cc33d65e16f0ec9f55725f3 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 22 82 271 Not Applicable
69 Status 0xd0d5500fb4d2d200fcc6f5803c7c4e8a More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 33 373 1465 Not Applicable
70 Status 0x5d3eb29baa9583ab8d5a5e9894b22786 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 4757 31988 170022 Not Applicable
71 Status 0xe34589abfb71cf7c626880296440f644 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1243 13849 65873 Not Applicable
72 Status 0x96cb662846932e98d3b14cbcafd3fe30 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 228104 1857895 14124294 Not Applicable
73 Status 0x4f6e66c0c43361b1afe003247816cddf More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 18585 186992 1414731 Not Applicable
74 Status 0x8cc07af1088640b01d603870790c053c More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2019 15430 102897 Not Applicable
75 Status 0x7d3dc3088c45754bfe0b0bab2add4f56 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 4497 39418 184748 Not Applicable
76 Status 0x22338589e0c614a7e0895e442053d4e0 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2843 26653 124862 Not Applicable
77 Status 0xcaf1b9b4c9ce53c087a25616fec6f3ef More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 342 2573 12323 Not Applicable
78 Status 0xaae02f57cbba104fde2ef2a8069dd7c6 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 16693 125938 607234 Not Applicable
79 Status 0xe8271ff5b7b819fa2613c38742126058 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2344 23026 138882 Not Applicable
80 Status 0xfd1eecc19e3384cdf3afccd777066c67 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 3567 53309 265176 Not Applicable
81 Status 0xe9965f62d108c159a5975bd6cb6b5505 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1358 9863 49901 Not Applicable
82 Status 0x22f1c12023f9989c7d8a25c14c61b7e7 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 18 1017 3515 Not Applicable
83 Status 0x7cafcb1e58624b6ffff34a5fa122e31b More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1550 13435 92444 Not Applicable
84 Status 0x40c8208482cab31b05ae9fa8d1bdec69 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 19 44 2702 Not Applicable
85 Status 0x5048ad43fd8ccd6a1b7ded7bc3bee5f5 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 14 346 2235 Not Applicable
86 Status 0xb64f4d6ec55014b2de767e29f9c33c15 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 126 662 3016 Not Applicable
87 Status 0xc1489d96164a21b57cc2cb9577bc1734 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1037470 8305161 84859362 Not Applicable
88 Status 0xd4161fcfc11d20cb602f8c13029e825d More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 59683 736130 7102968 Not Applicable
89 Status 0x349842a45f2c40ccff3d6d76c617182d More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 104884 972970 5518145 Not Applicable
90 Status 0x90c7572ab3491917a227736392e2b713 More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 23153 279300 1835296 Not Applicable
91 Status 0xc9b18904b4f50506e8a621b15666221a More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2126 18176 123042 Not Applicable
92 Status 0xcff4eb944c3a491fdddcf6462fcb538d More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 201 1844 12026 Not Applicable
93 Status 0xe93179d8c2880507bbc24ebafbce9a51 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 267 1174 15020 Not Applicable
94 Status 0x73f763745e7b6e54efae1f1c71dbca4c More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 2 26 6337 Not Applicable
95 Status 0x3a5a8a94b88c8fd0d8819f82136a5f8a More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 529399 4090044 19711617 Not Applicable
96 Status 0xae033ea471a27fe2138ff4c83e95e51f More File Information 2/24/2018 Signed 151540 1397648 6804710 Not Applicable
97 Status 0xb36d512bd3e946e0b252f181205d35ca More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 57947 621570 3338493 Not Applicable
98 Status 0xa700bf29ddde86da39e79175f02cbdb4 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 3530 41479 266126 Not Applicable
99 Status 0x0e0ee4c8d5b28ee22f4080bccd34b5d7 More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 26 310 2548 Not Applicable
100 Status 0xf74eb97f26b37953b23b691c58eb8ecc More File Information 2/24/2018 Unsigned 1 1 1 Not Applicable
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0xe1ac89f6c5252057e6062843e36a6701 2/22/2018 3:52:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 0 KB
2 Status 0xc4894b3b448b647bedc9e916d181bdbe 1/30/2018 9:04:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 180 KB
3 Status 0x4b0ea20d942af11584d2d72a8419e3cb 11/16/2015 6:49:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.16431 (vista_gdr(wmbla).070205-1422) SearchProtocolHost.exe 178 KB
4 Status 0x7a99d75362812eb91871fcfc55921304 6/18/2015 8:21:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) SearchProtocolHost.exe 175 KB
5 Status 0xeac07f21ba802080f70cb15a10f33b5b 3/29/2015 8:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 294 KB
6 Status 0x6f120db4262ada8525c36b0a93936074 3/19/2015 4:39:00 PM Unknown 6.0.6000.20499 (vista_ldr.061218-1510) SearchProtocolHost.exe 199 KB
7 Status 0xb8b8a112d5f27e89bd97890464642c19 2/9/2015 2:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 200 KB
8 Status 0x2a0b63014ad1ed027d47a58c89f4a1aa 1/15/2015 12:38:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) SearchProtocolHost.exe 199 KB
9 Status 0xfd0a4588f28e9ffc575e3661e8b8c447 10/19/2013 9:31:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 720 KB
10 Status 0x8b5b79c261fa91c6cc9475195b2776e7 2/24/2013 12:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 187 KB
11 Status 0xbb8f3749be81c14a85a5a6ff03f64d40 2/6/2012 1:18:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 0 KB
12 Status 0x2a0b58e00585d72f97fd5f5480c79c1a 1/21/2012 4:55:00 PM Unknown 6.0.5824.16387 (vista_rtm.061017-1900) SearchProtocolHost.exe 199 KB
13 Status 0x7e69464e93a54e86ef31c5cef7950859 1/8/2012 8:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost 160 KB
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x10a992dee1c9b590f4bb8b1009d596f2 8/30/2014 6:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
2 Status 0x2ad471746edaf6f30692a58505deb083 1/13/2012 8:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 180 KB
3 Status 0x5b101fdc575adfc583582968381590da 12/31/2011 4:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 169 KB
4 Status 0x86a516da71050c143dd935373bd79b1b 9/16/2011 7:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 181 KB
5 Status 0x7abd4a22643d20556d60cea54cbafad0 9/6/2011 9:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 182 KB
6 Status 0x54716dd2a5be1dc62b5052d4c810238f 8/7/2011 5:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
7 Status 0x5bbb37f90d9490ce6d8e527860ff53b5 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
8 Status 0x9c5c3be7364cac109c89cef5e9f3d070 8/3/2011 9:52:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 180 KB
9 Status 0x2203d77a350460369a57e8997457dc31 5/15/2011 4:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 148 KB
10 Status 0xdc8dd126e91b32eccff355cd866ec54e 5/5/2011 5:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 180 KB
11 Status 0x449997fe94112a876908bd0f09a0cae3 5/3/2011 2:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
12 Status 0x9df49c987d48e72a0ea28485150da417 3/26/2011 1:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
13 Status 0xfe5ae2a900fcf9caf96e702e67eed1bd 3/18/2011 8:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 180 KB
14 Status 0xe7d0febc0053ebbe32366e0ca861be49 3/5/2011 3:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
15 Status 0x810b61b9cac722cd8240baca3eb4008c 11/25/2010 6:06:00 PM Unknown 6.0.5361.0 (winmain(wmbla).060424-1240) SearchProtocolHost.exe 152 KB
16 Status 0x107da5578230a7c14fb17d23ca4872bd 9/27/2010 2:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 181 KB
17 Status 0xc6d187f59277b206f467633ba6e34569 9/16/2010 12:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 180 KB
18 Status 0xc7850a5949a120b10c852c4fe80720eb 8/20/2010 12:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
19 Status 0xd873cb10bc0e17e558c802039d4e32b6 8/14/2010 4:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
20 Status 0x34eef92e0cacb1db2a56cb5634e1978c 8/7/2010 2:41:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 180 KB
21 Status 0xe1e1e39f0295d877edec846f3adcbd74 8/3/2010 7:01:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 159 KB
22 Status 0x3bec42501d2ef182c8009bd0cbdde540 7/16/2010 11:17:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB
23 Status 0x12ac7710e4e0703db8a41b53ed927094 7/14/2010 6:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 199 KB
24 Status 0x4dd9f6b891350784d7960db3c1906c59 6/16/2010 8:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 181 KB
25 Status 0xa1a97a3d8dd64c1b741ceb674c70ee9b 5/19/2010 5:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown SearchProtocolHost.exe 160 KB



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