What is the bho.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The bho.dll process is also known as Template or, as the case may be, GamePlayLabs Browser Helper Object and is a part of Lexmark Printable Web or, as the case may be, MTWB. This software is produced by MTWB (www.make-the-web-better.com) or, as the case may be, GamePlayLabs. An obsolete or defective version of bho.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Template has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Template has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- bho.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module bho.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about bho.dll Template
bho.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file bho.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 180,224 bytes (79% of all these files), 138,752 bytes as well as 13 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is F0626A63-410B-45E2-99A1-3F2475B2D695 or, as the case may be, D2C5E510-BE6D-42CC-9F61-E4F939078474 or, as the case may be, 15 other variants. This bho program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. There is no internal description of the file. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. Bho.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 79% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A bho.dll file has a 62% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 432,640 bytes (22% of all these files), 210,944 bytes as well as 5 other variants. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. Bho.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Bho.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as transmit information from computer to the Internet.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves bho.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about bho?
|Some are legitimate BHO |
|bho module |
|Finjan SecureBrowsing provides you with safety ratings of URLs showing in your browser. (further information...) |
|Panda Antivirus block BHO.dll everytime i start my laptop, i am running Windows Vista. The program are under C:\Program Files\SGPSA and i cant delete it. Donīt know if it is a real virus ore not |
|related to ie3sh |
Summary: 6 users judge bho.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted bho.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Lexmark Printable Web or MTWB
To remove Template from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Lexmark Printable Web or MTWB in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if bho.dll (Template) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Template. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Template or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or bho.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.