I'm on WinXP SP2 but having the same issues with this file.
I noticed that there's two other files that are related to it.

searchindexer.exe
searchfilterhost.exe
searchprotocolhost.exe

I checked Add/Remove and noticed Windows Search 4.0 was installed.
It probably came thru one of the updates.
I had Task Manager (Processes) opened during uninstall.
After it finished, the 3 files were gone.
After the reboot, still gone.
I haven't seen it pop up in Processes for several days now.
Hopefully that's the last that I see of this issue.

Good Luck!


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