What is ipsbho.dll?

Ipsbho.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 IPS Browser Helper DLL.

Click to Run a Free Scan for ipsbho.dll related errors

Ipsbho.dll file information

The process known as IPS Browser Helper DLL belongs to software Symantec Intrusion Detection or Norton Internet Security or Norton 360 or Norton 360 Premier or Norton Security Suite or Norton AntiVirus or Norton AntiVirus Online or Norton Internet Security Online by Symantec (

Description: Ipsbho.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ipsbho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 107,896 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 210,872 bytes and 10 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 6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. Ipsbho.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security occur, you can also do the following:

Recommended: Identify ipsbho.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ipsbho.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ipsbho.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If IPS Browser Helper 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

Norton Internet Security 2010
тормозит комп
Norton Browser Check to assure receiving site on the net is reliable

Summary: Average user rating of ipsbho.dll: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ipsbho.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about ipsbho.dll:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving ipsbho issues

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

Other processes

ipsbho.dll [all]