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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
SearchProtocolHost.exe is a executable software module that may have been preinstalled on your computer. The exact folder location for this file is also listed below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere on your computer. This software program is from Microsoft, and you may see this running continuously in the background on your tasklist. If you see this and see it consuming a huge amount of resources (or if it is slowing your computer down, you can run services.msc and disable it). This was an old issue that Microsoft was reportedly trying to fix, so hopefully this is no longer an issue. You may see this appear in your tasklist if you recently installed Microsoft software (like Microsoft Office, etc.). This software file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit searchprotocolhost.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 searchprotocolhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The actual disk location of this program is: C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe

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

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

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