Microsoft Windows Search Filter host keeps stoppin

Microsoft Windows Search Filter hosts guard arrested - several times per hour and it slows down Vista horribly. Makes the tortures of Lightroom to use sometimes. Problem lasts for months. Vista SP2 installed. The fault appear countless times on the screen "Problem Reports and Solutions" for my PC. Nothing on the knowledge base that I can see. I'm not under any funny hardware / software.


Follow the steps below and check if it helps you.
Method 1: optimize Windows Vista for better performance
Method 2: Run the Microsoft Safety Scanner.

3:Check the issue in own starting State METHOD and check if the problem persists.

Note: follow step No 7 since the link above to reset the computer in normal mode.

Method 3: How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the system files missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7

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