What is the qbc_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 qbc_bho.dll process is also known as Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper and is a part of Qualys BrowserCheck. This software is produced by Qualys. An obsolete or defective version of qbc_bho.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper 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)
- qbc_bho.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module qbc_bho.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about qbc_bho.dll Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper
qbc_bho.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file qbc_bho.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 223,232 bytes (37% of all these files), 218,984 bytes, 223,592 bytes or, as the case may be, 173,480 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 7D2FB79E-E58C-4DB5-A36F-AC1C73967FA5. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Qbc_bho.dll attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. For this reason, 30% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 qbc_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 qbc_bho?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Qualys BrowserCheck
To remove Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper 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 Qualys BrowserCheck in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if qbc_bho.dll (Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper) 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 Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Qualys BrowserCheck IE Helper 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 qbc_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.