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What is dca-bho.dll?


Dca-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 dca-bho.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Dca-bho.dll file information

The process known as Compete DCA Browser Helper Object or DCA BHO belongs to software Compete DCA or Consumer Input Software or Consumer Input or Upromise TurboSaver by Compete (www.compete.com).

Description: Dca-bho.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dca-bho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,183,416 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 214,920 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dca-bho.dll.html 
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 B49699FC-1665-4414-A1CB-C4A2A4A13EEC. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Dca-bho.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Compete DCA)
  2) consult www.competeinc.com's Customer Service for advice.

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If dca-bho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 1,226,048 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 321,416 bytes and 4 more variants. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The dca-bho.dll file is not a Windows system file. The dca-bho.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Compete DCA or Consumer Input Software)
  2) consult www.competeinc.com's Customer Service for advice.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dca-bho.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dca-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.

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Best practices for resolving dca-bho issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dca-bho. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dca-bho.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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