How to remove the vfd.dll malware

Some anti-malware programs classify bho_project.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance Generic PUA EE (PUA) (detected by Sophos), and Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] (detected by Avast). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated vfd.dll software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about vfd.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Bho_project.dll file information

The process known as vfd.dll or Change your FB background belongs to software Background Changer or VideoFileDownload or Face Theme or FaceTheme by InternetEngine ( or VideoFileDownload or

Description: Bho_project.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bho_project.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 93,696 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 92,160 bytes and 4 more variants. 
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 66D8FBA6-D90F-40A9-AC55-84896F79CA69 or 70C6E9DE-F30E-4A40-8A6F-9572C2328320 or 21 more variants. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Bho_project.dll is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Facetheme or VideoFileDownload come up, you can completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify bho_project.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name bho_project.dll, for example Generic PUA EE (PUA) (detected by Sophos), and Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the bho_project.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If vfd.dll 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.


User Comments

i think its a trogen
I think due to this file windows explorer not working/opening
  V.R Mohapatra  

Summary: Average user rating of bho_project.dll: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving bho_project issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active bho_project process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the bho_project.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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