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What is SeaPort.exe?

SeaPort.exe is part of Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack and developed by Microsoft Corp. according to the SeaPort.exe version information.

SeaPort.exe's description is "Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker"

SeaPort.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

SeaPort.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about SeaPort.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameMicrosoft Search Enhancement Pack
Company nameMicrosoft Corp.
File descriptionMicrosoft SeaPort Search Enhancement..
Internal nameSeaPort.exe
Original filenameSeaPort.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2008 Microsoft Corp.
Legal trademarkMicrosoft® is a registered trademar..
Private buildBuilt by MSNSTBLD on TK1ESRVBLDA077.
Product version1.2.123.0
File version1.2.123.0

The following is the available information on SeaPort.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft Search Enhancement Pack
Company nameMicrosoft Corp.
File descriptionMicrosoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker
Internal nameSeaPort.exe
Original filenameSeaPort.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2008 Microsoft Corp.
Legal trademarkMicrosoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Private buildBuilt by MSNSTBLD on TK1ESRVBLDA077.
Product version1.2.123.0
File version1.2.123.0

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number61062781000000000008

VirusTotal report

None of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SeaPort.exe file.

None of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the SeaPort.exe file.

Folder name variants

SeaPort.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5d358e077a0a05d9b12da22d137ee8464
SHA2567b6493b199def411596b1a6f479f57838202b102c3324333b620e212e0ae9053

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to seaport.exe:

seaport.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

seaport.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker has stopped working.

End Program - seaport.exe. This program is not responding.

seaport.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

seaport.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with SeaPort.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with SeaPort.exe. 81% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 385 users.

User vote results: There were 310 votes to remove and 75 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with SeaPort.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

If you feel that you need more information to determine if your should keep this file or remove it, please read this guide.

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

This file is signed by Microsoft and looks legitimate to me. Is there some malware/trojan/spyware out there that use the SeaPort.exe name, or is there any other reason for removing this file?

# 14 May 2009, 2:21

Domingos writes

1 thumb

Any time i connect the Pc Zone Alarm warn me that this program or application try to access the internet on port 10080,i have microsoft office,should this be related?

# 8 Jul 2009, 10:44

Dan Flemming writes

-1 thumb

Somehow I this this file "cg_D0.tmp" in my local-setting/temp directory.
I can't access the INTERNET with IE without allowing the file to execute!

It's going by the name of ChoiseGuard, and seems to be replacing a Microsoft file by the name of CG.exe.

The file was built by "Built by MSNSTBLD on TK1ESRVBLDA001."

I don't know what this file is for, but it's very suspicious.

If anyone knows more... Post it here.

Thanks!

# 25 Jul 2009, 16:25

renee baber writes

0 thumbs

I went to this site, after a Google search for this, and after Zone Alarm kept asking if I should allow or deny access...I wasn't sure what this was and I just got tired of having to deny it...Good Luck All!
ps: I stopped this process on my tower AND my laptop...

http://www.consumingexperience.com/2008/12/microsoft-seaport-search-enhancement.html

# 18 Sep 2009, 1:30

renee baber writes

0 thumbs

I went to this site, after a Google search for this, and after Zone Alarm kept asking if I should allow or deny access...I wasn't sure what this was and I just got tired of having to deny it...Good Luck All!
ps: I stopped this process on my tower AND my laptop...

http://www.consumingexperience.com/2008/12/microsoft-seaport-search-enhancement.html

# 18 Sep 2009, 1:30

Tracy Hall writes

3 thumbs

“Enables the detection, download and installation of up-to-date configuration files for Microsoft Search Enhancement applications. Also provides server communication for the customer experience improvement program. If this service is disabled, search enhancement features such as search history may not work correctly.”

You can find instructions on how to disable and remove here:

http://www.consumingexperience.com/2008/12/microsoft-seaport-search-enhancement.html


I guess that means it IS legitimate, but not essential. You are likely to have it if you have windows live.

Personally, I dont like anything that says 'search' + 'help' (improve, enhance...)- particularly in the same sentence as microsoft.

Can you remove it? Damn right you can

# 22 Oct 2009, 8:02

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