What is ViewBarBHO.dll?

ViewBarBHO.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 ViewBarBHO Module.

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ViewBarBHO.dll file information

The process known as ViewBarBHO Module belongs to software Viewpoint Toolbar (version V35) or ViewBarBHO Module or Viewpoint or Space Synthesizer by Viewpoint (

Description: ViewBarBHO.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ViewBarBHO.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,867 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 38,320 bytes and 4 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 A7327C09-B521-4EDB-8509-7D2660C9EC98. The program has no visible window. ViewBarBHO.dll is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. ViewBarBHO.dll is not a Windows core file. ViewBarBHO.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to ask for help from Support, search for an update on the vendor’s website or uninstall Viewpoint Toolbar from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

It's part of viewpoint.
  Zach Taylor  
Sends data back to it's servers.
    (further information)
It's a part of Google Earth
  Michael Brinkley  
from google
Viewpoint Manager Browser bar BHO (Browser helper object). See my post on viewmgr.exe for recomendations.
  Kisara   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ViewBarBHO.dll: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks ViewBarBHO.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ViewBarBHO issues

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