searchfilterhost.exe - Is searchfilterhost.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is searchfilterhost.exe?
Purpose of searchfilterhost.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: searchfilterhost.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This program task SearchFilterHost.exe is a file which was most likely on your computer since the day you first purchased it. The hard drive folder location for this SearchFilterHost.exe file is also show below, as you should always verify where its located on your hard drive. It is common for malware or virus writers to put a similiar named file in other folders hoping to fool you, so its always best double check the folder location to make sure its the right program task you are viewing. This SearchFilterHost.exe program file is known as a windows filtering host program and it will "not" always be running on your computer. You will see it start up or stop in the background as it comes and goes. This file is considered safe, and is not considered malware, spyware, or virus related software. Visit searchfilterhost.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the searchfilterhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at multiple locations on your Windows PC. Most common location is C:\Windows\SysWOW64\searchfilterhost.exe or C:\Windows\SysWOW32\searchfilterhost.exe


  • Is searchfilterhost.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is searchfilterhost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove searchfilterhost.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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