How to remove the IeBHOs.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify IeBHOs.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example ADW_E2GIVE.A (detected by TrendMicro), and Spyware.e2give (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated IeBHOs.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 IeBHOs.dll and how to get rid of it.

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IeBHOs.dll file information

The process known as appears to belong to software E2give Plug-in or e2g plugin or NFS - Porsche Unleashed by e2give (

Description: IeBHOs.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file IeBHOs.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\E2G\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 132,608 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 287 bytes, 4,064 bytes, 4,052 bytes or 128,512 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 3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6. The program is not visible. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with IeBHOs.dll, you can also remove the entire program E2give Plug-in using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify IeBHOs.dll related errors

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Important: You should check the IeBHOs.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If IeBHOs.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

uses popups and is also known as E2Give/E2GBHO · E2Give/IeBHOs · TrojanDownloader.Win32.Small.fe [Kaspersky],
it is the "e2give spyware" and hard to remove
.... installed programs on my computer causing it to crash

Summary: Average user rating of IeBHOs.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think IeBHOs.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving IeBHOs issues

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