How to remove the LBBHO Module malware

Most antivirus programs classify lbbho.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance Adware:Win32/RelatedLinks (detected by Microsoft), and Adware.Searchdot (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 LBBHO Module 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 LBBHO Module and how to get rid of it.

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Lbbho.dll file information

The process known as LBBHO Module appears to belong to software Windows XP Related by LinksBar (

Description: Lbbho.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The lbbho.dll file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 49,152 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 64C8B889-EF72-418A-93ED-D848D8E74CD0 or 9C6434E2-A5CD-4EB3-B710-5C39E02E06FB or 11 more variants. The program is not visible. The lbbho.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Lbbho.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows system file. The process has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Windows XP Related.

Recommended: Identify lbbho.dll related errors

External information from Tony Klein:

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

An adware that comes with iMesh
Lbbho.dll is a browser helper object, it is related to adware RelatedLinks, which generates targeted advertising links by recording search terms entered and contacting to its controlling server.
  Alan brymbolad  
That security task manager says it is a risk, and i found out that it is some type of trojan web attack
i need this ibbho cause when i open internt exploler crash so it must be in drive or u will have problems like me :(
imesh doesnt seem to work without it, gotta have it apparently
keeps popping up
spyware,,links with i-mesh
This is an unnessary file, I removed Imesh months ago
I read that it's related with an adware, i consider its dangerous
It Belongs To i-mesh i removed i mesh about 3months ago..I donno whats wrong with ur internet?
Crashes IE and connection hangs up or it's loosing speed
hijacker - no more hijacks to monstermarketplace after I removed it. an annoyance, but easiy fixed. run hijack this and delete the value...
IE hangs often, belongs to imesh definitely. Get rid!
lbbho.ini was updated with some info and that caused IE access the IP Seemed like it was recording browsers on an Isreali ISP site. Removed lbbho.* files and IE accessing this unknown site stopped.
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Summary: Average user rating of lbbho.dll: based on 13 votes with 15 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 5 users think lbbho.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade lbbho.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving lbbho issues

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