What is updatebho.dll?

The genuine updatebho.dll file is a software component of Get-Styles by Sergey Cherezov.
Updatebho.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Get-Styles, a program that lets users create and publish profile designs for social networking websites. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that adds program functionality to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. was originally created by Sergey Cherezov. It is an online tool used to create layouts and designs for profiles and pages on websites such as VKontakte, a Russian social networking website. was launched in 2008. It currently supports Mozilla Firefox, Yandex, Opera and Google Chrome.

UpdateBHO stands for Update for Get-Styles Browser Helper Object

Updatebho.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 Update BHO.

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Updatebho.dll file information

The process known as Update BHO belongs to software Get-Styles updater or Sergey Cherezov or Explorer Update by Trioris ( or Sergey Cherezov or Update.

Description: Updatebho.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Updatebho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 130,272 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 125,952 bytes, 128,736 bytes or 250,880 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 963B125B-8B21-49A2-A3A8-E37092276531 or A88DE8D3-9C38-4F0D-8981-A4C17F7677A1. The program has no visible window. Updatebho.dll is able to monitor web browsers. It is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with updatebho.dll occur, you can also uninstall Sergey Cherezov or Notificatoin software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or get help from the software vendor Trioris.

Recommended: Identify updatebho.dll related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving updatebho issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active updatebho process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the updatebho.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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