What is wsbho2K0.dll?

Wsbho2K0.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 wsbho2k0 Module.

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Wsbho2K0.dll file information

The process known as wsbho2k0 Module belongs to software Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro or Ipswitch WS_FTP Home (version 2006, 2007) or WS_FTP Pro or Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional or wsbho2k0 Module or Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro Uninstall or Ipswitch WS_FTP (version 12) or AuctionSage by Ipswitch ( (version 10 Maguire Road - Suite 220 Lexington, MA 02421, 81 Hartwell Ave. Lexington, MA).

Description: Wsbho2K0.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The wsbho2K0.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (typically C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 118,830 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 131,072 bytes and 7 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 601ED020-FB6C-11D3-87D8-0050DA59922B. The program is not visible. The wsbho2K0.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Wsbho2K0.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could remove the entire program Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro or Ipswitch WS_FTP Home using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wsbho2K0.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wsbho2K0.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If wsbho2k0 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 safe, and has nothing to do with Flash pop-ups, as one user suggested. I have used WS_FTP Pro for 10 years with no ill effects. While wsbho2K0.dll is not necessary to be able to use WS_FTP Pro, it is necessary if you want to integrate it with your IE browser as an alternative FTP download client for downloading files from an FTP server.
Directs browser d/l to WS_FTP Pro instead of IE tool.
  Ecto   (further information)
Part of WSFTP Pro
  Tschörgi   (further information)
i use this to up load stuff ot my web site its cool no danger here
Part of WS FTP Pro. Monitors Internet Explorer for FTP connections. If IE is attempting to connection with FTP, it asks the user or launches WS FTP Pro for FTP use.
  Cheyenne   (further information)
Part of an on line file share. FTP program. Harmless
  Randy Horn  
it is a part of WS_FTP Pro
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Summary: Average user rating of wsbho2K0.dll: based on 21 votes with 9 reviews. 21 users think wsbho2K0.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users don't grade wsbho2K0.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving wsbho2K0 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wsbho2K0 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wsbho2K0.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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