Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System


Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System


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Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

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What is searchprotocolhost.exe doing on my computer?

searchprotocolhost.exe is a process associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System from Microsoft Corporation.

It is an 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.

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.

Non-system processes like searchprotocolhost.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is searchprotocolhost.exe harmful?

searchprotocolhost.exe has not been assigned a security rating yet. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
searchprotocolhost.exe is unrated

Can I stop or remove searchprotocolhost.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. searchprotocolhost.exe is used by 'Microsoft® Windows® Operating System'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft Corporation'. To stop searchprotocolhost.exe permanently uninstall 'Microsoft® Windows® Operating System' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is searchprotocolhost.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is searchprotocolhost.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.

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