What is TGT_BHO.dll?

TGT_BHO.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 TGT_BHO.dll.

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TGT_BHO.dll file information

The process known as TGT_BHO.dll belongs to software StyleXP by unknown.

Description: TGT_BHO.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TGT_BHO.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder—mainly C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (93% 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 C333CF63-767F-4831-94AC-E683D962C63C. There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows system file. TGT_BHO.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with TGT_BHO.dll, you can remove the entire program StyleXP using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TGT_BHO.dll. Therefore, you should check the TGT_BHO.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If TGT_BHO.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

To stop the IE crash, click "advanced", then click on the .dll, and click "disable". Close StyleXP, close internet explorer (or let it crash), and restart - you'll be back to how it was.
Harmless Style XP file
Guys listen, its easy to fix, in xp, goto control panel, then internet options- programs- manage add-ons, then select: CoTGT_BGO Class and select disable. Then your'e good to go.
  Thase Skotoso  
it is harmful for internet explorer
It won't let me use the Internet Explorer 7.2 Beta and keeps popping up with an error message. Can't find it anywhere in the computer, the search was oddly fast - maybe it's affected that too.
  Princess Orchid  
After upgrading to IE7 it kept crashing upon loading. When it crashes click on advanced and disable coTGT_BHO.dll and IE7 will start working again, I do have stylexp installed and its part of that.
  Yas V  
it's annoying, i want to keep stylexp, but i need to get rid of this .dll file somehow
No danger, no spyware, no malware - *but* IE pukes whenever I try to launch it now because of this file. Guess I don't use IE any more. ;)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of TGT_BHO.dll: based on 46 votes with 9 reviews. 36 users think TGT_BHO.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think TGT_BHO.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade TGT_BHO.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving TGT_BHO issues

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