How to stop Searchprotocolhost.exe on WIndowsXP?

Problem:How to stop Searchprotocolhost.exe on WIndowsXP?
Sol: Searchprotocolhost.exe is one of the reason to make your system slow. Following are the step(s) to stop this and make system fast.

1. Click Start -> Run or Press Windows + R
2. Type services.msc and press 'Ok' or click 'Enter'
3. Scroll down to find 'Windows Search' and double click
4. Stop the process

Another step to disable it from Startup:
5. Reapeat step number 1
6. Type 'msconfig' and press 'Ok' or click 'Enter'
7. Click on 'Startup' tab
8. Uncheck 'Windows Search' checkbox
9. Click Ok.

Restart your system.

To verify :
Open your TaskManager by pressing 'Ctrl+Alt+Del' and locate for Searchprotocolhost.exe in process tab.


Article by Gaurav Aroraa
Gaurav is a Microsoft Technology Specialist professional. He has awarded lifetime membership from Computer Society of India (CSI). He has more than 13yrs of experience in the industry. Currently, he is working in the capacity of Solution Architect with an MNC. He is serving to the various communities since 1999.

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