What is the ViewBarBHO.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 ViewBarBHO.dll process is also known as ViewBarBHO Module and is a part of Viewpoint Toolbar or, as the case may be, ViewBarBHO Module. This software is produced by Viewpoint (www.viewpoint.com). An obsolete or defective version of ViewBarBHO.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ViewBarBHO Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ViewBarBHO 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)
- ViewBarBHO.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ViewBarBHO.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ViewBarBHO.dll ViewBarBHO Module
ViewBarBHO.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ViewBarBHO.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 38,320 bytes (87% of all these files), 28,745 bytes or, as the case may be, 32,867 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 A7327C09-B521-4EDB-8509-7D2660C9EC98. This ViewBarBHO.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The ViewBarBHO file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. ViewBarBHO.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, 51% 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 ViewBarBHO.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 ViewBarBHO?
|It's part of viewpoint. |
|Sends data back to it's servers. |
|It's a part of Google Earth |
|from google |
|Viewpoint Manager Browser bar BHO (Browser helper object). See my post on viewmgr.exe for recomendations. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges ViewBarBHO.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 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 Viewpoint Toolbar or ViewBarBHO Module
To remove ViewBarBHO Module 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 Viewpoint Toolbar or ViewBarBHO Module in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ViewBarBHO.dll (ViewBarBHO 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 ViewBarBHO Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ViewBarBHO 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 ViewBarBHO.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.