What is BanksafeBHO.dll?

BanksafeBHO.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about GData Bankguard BHO.

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BanksafeBHO.dll file information

The process known as G Data Security Software G Data Bankguard BHO belongs to software G Data Security Software or G Data InternetSecurity (version 2012) by G Data Software AG (

Description: BanksafeBHO.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BanksafeBHO.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 52,728 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 52,216 bytes, 229,880 bytes or 53,200 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include BA3295CF-17ED-4F49-9E95-D999A0ADBFDC. The program is not visible. BanksafeBHO.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with BanksafeBHO.dll occur, you may also want to do the following:
  1) uninstall G DATA Software AG or G Data InternetSecurity 2013 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you.

Recommended: Identify BanksafeBHO.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BanksafeBHO.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BanksafeBHO.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If GData Bankguard BHO has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving BanksafeBHO issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active BanksafeBHO process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the BanksafeBHO.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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