What is BhoDshop.dll?

BhoDshop.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 Virtual Account Numbers.

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BhoDshop.dll file information

The process known as Virtual Account Numbers or Discover Deskshop belongs to software Virtual Account Numbers or Discover Deskshop by Orbiscom Ltd. All rights reserved (

Description: BhoDshop.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BhoDshop.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (70% of all occurrences) or 69,632 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 8DB3D69D-DA5E-4165-B781-72A761790672. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. BhoDshop.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. BhoDshop.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as BhoDshop.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BhoDshop.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Virtual Account Numbers 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

Helper file for secure one card time purchase
  Ken   (further information)
from discover card - security for credit card info
  Mike Goularte  
Discover card program replaces alternate account nubmers for your real card number
  Ed Porter  
Use it to replace my real card number with a temp
from discover card allows a one time credit card no.

Summary: Average user rating of BhoDshop.dll: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 5 users think BhoDshop.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving BhoDshop issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active BhoDshop process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the BhoDshop.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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