What is SnagitBHO.dll?

SnagitBHO.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 SnagIt Browser Helper Object.

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SnagitBHO.dll file information

The process known as SnagIt Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer or Snagit Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer

belongs to software SnagIt 8 or SnagIt 7 or Snagit or SnagIt 9 or SnagIt or Snagit 10 or SnagIt Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer or SolidWorks (version 2007 API SDK)

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Description: SnagitBHO.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SnagitBHO.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder (typically C:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 7\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 63,048 bytes and 6 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 00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The SnagitBHO.dll file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is a Verisign signed file. SnagitBHO.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to contact Customer Service or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSnagIt 8 or SnagIt 7.

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External information from Tony Klein:

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

picture capture software
SnagIT - Screen capture - not an issue
  David Willett  
Part of a Internet Explorer option. Even I don’t have any concrete data concerning process because it comes from TechSmith one of few no bull companies: offering reasonable product for reasonable price in reasonable manner - I would find hard to believe that it could be any dangerous.
  Robert K  
plug in for ie for exellent Snagit screen capture software
  Didier L  
Latest version: 7.3
Have been using for 4+ years without issue.
  Bob Tuttle  
Bildschirmaufnahmen Programm
screen capture application
  daffy duck   (further information)
Included SnagIt programm (Screen capturer)
picture and video capture software
great capture program
This file is from Techsmith SnagIt - a screen capturing program.
  Regiz Do   (further information)
Who cares about it just disable it and use snagit when you need it cause it slows down startup
  yo mama  

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Summary: Average user rating of SnagitBHO.dll: based on 28 votes with 13 user comments. 26 users think SnagitBHO.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving SnagitBHO issues

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