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What is searchprotection.exe?

Part of Search Protection by Lavasoft

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How does searchprotection.exe run?

Process - searchprotection.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does searchprotection.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - searchprotection.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Search Protection' and the execution command 'C:\ProgramData\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the searchprotection.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of searchprotection.exe users, 57.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is searchprotection.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00055% CPU5452.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.02 MB RAM51.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 5 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\ProgramData\search protection\searchprotection.exe

Are there other versions of Search Protection?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Lavasoft

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File details

File name: searchprotection.exe
Publisher: Lavasoft (verified)
Name: Search Protection
Description: Search Protection
Version: 2,0,5,00
Size: 920.91 KB
Original file name: SearchProtection.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lavasoft Limited
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006180975%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000728236%
User CPU: 0.00054527390717%
Privileged CPU time: 574949.49 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 44 ms
CPU cycle count: 140,564,022
CPU cycle count /min: 586,931,864
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 106.48 MB
Peak committed memory: 121.89 MB
Paged memory: 11.02 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.18 MB
Paged system memory: 184.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.32 KB
Working set memory: 7.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.59 MB
Min working set memory: 2.71 MB
Private memory: 11.02 MB
Page faults: 12,937
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 761
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 4.68 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.83 KB
Total other operations: 310,617
Other operations /min: 119
Total other transfer: 1.47 MB
Other Transfer /min: 590 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
Peak GDI objects: 34
USER objects: 18
Peak USER objects: 19
Handle count average: 222
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\ProgramData\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Search Protection
Command: C:\ProgramData\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 2840e7c1ba69ab259cfdf88eb2b689b4
SHA-1: 5bab11f083d6607208a2ba86a3bdaa3c85a0d261
SHA-256: 402fc110587a7c14bdcc36f911a99b4615e4c185cdd244f7abe353bd2f7a4d31

PE image details

File packed: No
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