What is the SophosBHO.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 SophosBHO.dll process is also known as Sophos Browser Helper Object or, as the case may be, Sophos Anti-Virus and is a part of Sophos Anti-Virus. This software is produced by Sophos Plc (www.sophos.com). An obsolete or defective version of SophosBHO.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Sophos Browser Helper Object has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Sophos Browser Helper Object 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)
- SophosBHO.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SophosBHO.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SophosBHO.dll Sophos Browser Helper Object
SophosBHO.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SophosBHO.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 240,696 bytes (62% of all these files), 240,680 bytes or, as the case may be, 244,776 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 39EA7695-B3F2-4C44-A4BC-297ADA8FD235. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. 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, 34% 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 SophosBHO.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 SophosBHO?
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 Sophos Anti-Virus
To remove Sophos Browser Helper Object 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 Sophos Anti-Virus in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SophosBHO.dll (Sophos 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 Sophos Browser Helper Object. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sophos 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 SophosBHO.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.