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What is the SnagitBHO.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 SnagitBHO.dll process is also known as SnagIt Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer and is a part of SnagIt 8 or, as the case may be, SnagIt 7. This software is produced by TechSmith (www.techsmith.com). An obsolete or defective version of SnagitBHO.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about SnagitBHO.dll SnagIt Browser Helper Object

SnagitBHO.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SnagitBHO.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 7\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (34% of all these files), 63,048 bytes as well as 6 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 00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. SnagitBHO.dll can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The SnagitBHO file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). SnagitBHO.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A SnagitBHO.dll file has a 48% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 63,304 bytes. This SnagitBHO.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. SnagitBHO.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.

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 SnagitBHO.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 SnagitBHO?

picture capture software
SnagIT - Screen capture - not an issue
David Willett
Part of a Internet Explorer option. Even I donít have any concrete data concerning process because it comes from TechSmith one of few no bull companies: offering reasonable product for reasonable price in reasonable manner - I would find hard to believe that it could be any dangerous.
Robert K
plug in for ie for exellent Snagit screen capture software
Didier L
Latest version: 7.3

Summary: 24 users judge SnagitBHO.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall SnagIt 8 or SnagIt 7

SnagitBHO.dll SnagIt Browser Helper Object fix

To remove SnagIt Browser Helper Object from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for SnagIt 8 or SnagIt 7 in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if SnagitBHO.dll (SnagIt Browser Helper Object) 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 SnagIt Browser Helper Object. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SnagIt Browser Helper Object 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 SnagitBHO.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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