Most antivirus programs classify WebConnectbho.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance PUA.Yontoo.C!gen1 (detected by Symantec), and Win32:BrowseFox-FM [PUP] (detected by Avast). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated WebConnect 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 WebConnect and how to get rid of it.
Description: WebConnectbho.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file WebConnectbho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 149,288 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 2316c625-b487-4410-a1a5-ff040b65245f. The program is not visible. The WebConnectbho.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.
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Important: You should check the WebConnectbho.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If WebConnect 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active WebConnectbho process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the WebConnectbho.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.