What is WakoopaBHO.dll?

WakoopaBHO.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 Wakoopa Browser Helper.

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WakoopaBHO.dll file information

The process known as Wakoopa Browser Helper belongs to software Wakoopa Browser Helper or Wakoopa by Wakoopa.

Description: WakoopaBHO.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WakoopaBHO.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 701,936 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 242,016 bytes, 237,920 bytes, 151,904 bytes or 302,064 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 FB4D29C1-82DE-4b80-8BB0-A7CDDDCD2773. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. WakoopaBHO.dll is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using WakoopaBHO.dll, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Wakoopa) or contact Customer Service.

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If WakoopaBHO.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 151,904 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 149,504 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. WakoopaBHO.dll is digitally signed. There is no detailed description of this service. WakoopaBHO.dll is not a Windows core file.

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

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