Purpose of searchfilterhost.exe:
searchfilterhost.exe file purpose and description:
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. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
Where is the file or folder located 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
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, searchfilterhost.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of searchfilterhost.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.