SearchFilterHost.exe is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.
This file is part of Windows® Search. SearchFilterHost.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. The SearchFilterHost.exe file is used by Windows search and indexing services. SearchFilterHost.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 70,656 bytes.
How to Fix SearchFilterHost.exe High CPU Usage
SearchFilterHost.exe is known to consume excessive CPU and cause up to 100% overall CPU usage on computers running Windows Vista. This problem can be fixed in two ways: a) disable the indexing of .xml files; b) disable indexing altogether if you don’t use Windows Search.
To disable the indexing of .xml files:
To disable indexing:
The SearchFilterHost.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous because programs on your computer need it to work correctly.
We also recommend optimizing your computer.
Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder %WINDOWS%
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