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What is SearchFilterHost.exe?

Part of Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Search for the desktop and the enterprise delivers fast search capabilities for files, e-mail, documents, and more, provides performance enhancements and support for enterprise-critical features, and is easy to manage and extend with customized functionality.
Description of searchfilterhost.exe from Microsoft
Windows Search provides an easy and comprehensive solution for finding and organizing the content you care about, whether it's on your PC, in an e-mail message or attachment, on a remote file share, or on the Web. Get a more efficient, comprehensive solution to quickly find almost anything on your PC and across your network. Windows Search 4.0 adds support for indexing encrypted files, and enables PC-to-PC search on every operating system where Windows Search 4.0 runs-while an expansive set of o
(searchfilterhost.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does searchfilterhost.exe run?

Process - SearchFilterHost.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SearchFilterHost.exe is executed by the process searchindexer.exe (Microsoft Windows Search Indexer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the searchfilterhost.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of searchfilterhost.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.

What else is related?

Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host Stability

searchfilterhost.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (MsSearchTerminateProcess)
Details: SearchIndexer.exe has terminated SearchProtocolHost.exe because it appears to be hung.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (MsSearchTerminateProcess)
Details: SearchIndexer.exe has terminated SearchFilterHost.exe because it appears to be hung.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: SearchFilterHost.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 7.0.6001.16503 (longhorn(wmbla).080526-2159)
Product version: 7.0.6001.16503
Size: 85.5 KB
Original file name: SearchFilterHost.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.4080856479%
Privileged CPU: 0.2452928759%
User CPU: 0.16279277197426%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe" 0 584 588 596 65536 592
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe" 0 580 584 592 65536 588
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe" 0 988 992 1000 65536 996

Image hashes

MD5: 87889a983c015080fa813d7e32910d1e
SHA-1: 10dab584b20a261cc67c25b7fd151ca06e4d62c8
SHA-256: 7cdb618ab145cb0e2b2ab3c87542e56624c6fb075c7806494936bf52a9467aab

PE image details

File entropy: 6.06540
File packed: No
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