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There is an unnecessary process running on my system Searchprotocolhost.exe, which slow down the speed.
How to stop Searchprotocolhost.exe on WindowsXP?

Posted By :Gaurav Arora     Posted Date :August 22, 2009    Points :10   Category :Others 
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.

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