What is the dapbho.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 dapbho.dll process is also known as DAP IE Browser Helper Module or, as the case may be, Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) MSIE Browser Helper Module and is a part of Download Accelerator Plus or, as the case may be, DAPBHO Module. This software is produced by Speedbit (www.speedbit.com). An obsolete or defective version of dapbho.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DAP IE Browser Helper Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DAP IE Browser Helper Module 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)
- dapbho.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dapbho.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dapbho.dll DAP IE Browser Helper Module
dapbho.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Dapbho.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mainly C:\Program Files\dap\.
The file size is 98,304 bytes.
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 0000CC75-ACF3-4cac-A0A9-DD3868E06852. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A dapbho.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 122,949 bytes. 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. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
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 dapbho.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 dapbho?
|Download Accelerator dll (further information...) |
|Contains adware |
|Download Accelerator |
|adware, but non-detrimental (except bandwidth usage) .... In exchange for download manager functions, you get some ads...everything you would expect from "ad-supported" adware. |
Bill, Columbus, Oh.
|Download Accelerator |
Summary: 2 users judge dapbho.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Download Accelerator Plus or DAPBHO Module
To remove DAP IE Browser Helper Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Download Accelerator Plus or DAPBHO Module in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dapbho.dll (DAP IE Browser Helper Module) 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 DAP IE Browser Helper Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DAP IE Browser Helper Module 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 dapbho.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.
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