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What is bho.dll?

Bho.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if bho.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Bho.dll file information

The process known as Finjan Secure Browsing Extension or GamePlayLabs Browser Helper Object or bho module or vfd.dll or sl.dll or McAfee Script Scanner Inproc Server DLL or DocuShare Client SDK library or Endeavors AppExpress Client

belongs to software Lexmark Printable Web or MTWB or Finjan Secure Browsing or bho module or SelectionLinks or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or 2YourFace or VideoFileDownload or GamePlayLabs Plugin or DocuShare Client SDK or Secret Crush Revealer or Browser Plugin

by MTWB (www.make-the-web-better.com) or Finjan LTD or GamePlayLabs or OutBrowse or Network Associates (nai.com) or SelectionLinks or VideoFileDownload or Endeavors Technology or Xerox (www.xerox.com).

Description: Bho.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file bho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 180,224 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 732,672 bytes and 30 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/bho.dll.html 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO are 1808648B-3102-4293-8AD3-06AF71D3321B or 4006DCA3-433D-4FC8-AC36-42DA7797DCB7 or 30 more variants. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows system file. The service has no detailed description. The process has no file description. Bho.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with bho.dll, you can also remove the entire program Lexmark Printable Web or Lexmark using Windows Control Panel.

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If bho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 84,840 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 85,312 bytes and 7 more variants. The program is not visible. The bho.dll file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. The application has no file description. The bho.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. Bho.dll is able to record inputs.
If there are any problems with bho.dll, you can also do the following:

  • look for help on the www.2yourface.com [1][2]'s website
  • remove the entire program 2YourFace or Senseless.TV Video Plugin using Windows Control Panel

If bho.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 81% dangerous. The file size is 172,032 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 208,896 bytes, 467,456 bytes, 446,464 bytes or 159,744 bytes. Bho.dll is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The bho.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is able to monitor Internet browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. Bho.dll is not a Windows core file. Bho.dll is able to record inputs.

External information from Tony Klein:

  • This legitimate BHO (Bho.dll) is related to AppExpress
  • This legitimate BHO (bho.dll) is related to iBest
  • This legitimate BHO (BHO.dll) is related to Xerox DocuShare
  • This legitimate BHO (iesecpro.dll) is related to IE SEcurity Pro
  • This spyware BHO (IEHelper.dll) is related to Hijacker, as yet unidentified

Important: Some malware also uses the file name bho.dll, for example Adware.BHO.WSZ or Application.Generic.408068 (detected by F-Secure), and Trojan.Adclicker or Adware.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the bho.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Some are legitimate BHO
  Iris Kilpatrick  
bho module
Finjan SecureBrowsing provides you with safety ratings of URLs showing in your browser.
  Newman   (further information)
Panda Antivirus block BHO.dll everytime i start my laptop, i am running Windows Vista. The program are under C:\Program Files\SGPSA and i cant delete it. DonĀ“t know if it is a real virus ore not
  Ronny Pelizzoli  
related to ie3sh
  abdalaziz muhammad  
It is related to Fast Browser Search / Make the Web Better / My Web Tattoo.
C:\Program Files\SGPSA\BHO.dll
This is def a spyware. It controls IE and other counter parts of the OS. I am on vista nad am trying to delete it
bho.dll is a module belonging to an advertising program by BHO. This module monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups.
  Mike   (further information)
This is linked to Lexmark s300 printer on my PC. Installed with Lexmark install CD.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bho.dll: based on 17 votes with 10 user comments.
7 users think bho.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 3 users think bho.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade bho.dll ("not sure about it").

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