searchprotection.exe - Is searchprotection.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. searchprotection.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
SearchProtection.exe is an executable file, and it most likely was installed by you on your computer. Always check the file location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This file comes from Yahoo and runs in your system startup. It protects your computer from having the search page changed. This was a much bigger deals a few years back when all the spyware altered home page settings, but its not nearly as big of an issue today as most spyware writers are now trying to phish (fish) for passwords rather then write spyware. Either way this is a free program from Yahoo. This file is considered to be safe, it is not spyware or virus related software. Visit searchprotection.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 searchprotection.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find this file on your drive at C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe"


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, searchprotection.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. searchprotection.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is searchprotection.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    SearchProtection.exe is an executable file, and it most likely was installed by you on your computer. Always check the file location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This file comes from Yahoo and runs in your system startup. It protects your computer from having the search page changed. This was a much bigger deals a few years back when all the spyware altered home page settings, but its not nearly as big of an issue today as most spyware writers are now trying to phish (fish) for passwords rather then write spyware. Either way this is a free program from Yahoo. This file is considered to be safe, it is not spyware or virus related software. You can find this file on your drive at C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe" Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.