How do i remove Browser Helper Object (BHO)?


There are many ways to remove BHO from your browser , you can do it via a tool ( which is much easy) or do it manually via registry editor.

Using Registry Editor

To manually remove BHOs, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
2. Locate and then double-click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
3. Under the Browser Helper Objects key, you may see ClassIDs (CLSIDs) that have a format that is similar to the following: {XXXXXXXX - XXXX – XXXX – XXXX – XXXXXXXXXXXX} Note CLSIDs are 128-bit numbers in hexadecimal notation that are enclosed in a pair of braces.
4. Delete this ID .

If you want to completely delete the BHO (which may also include toolbar) - go to the next step.

5. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{ CLSID }\InprocServer32 Note { CLSID } is the CLSID that you noted in step 4.
6. In the right pane, double-click (Default).
7. Click Value data to see the path of the .dll file. The path may be similar to the following: C:\Windows\ Program_Name .dll Note Program_Name can be a spyware program or a legitimate program that is using a BHO.
8. If Program_Name is not a recognized or legitimate program, unregister the .dll file, and then remove the { CLSID } subkeys.

To do this, follow these steps:
a. At a command prompt, type the following command to unregister the .dll file: regsvr32 -u Path \ Program_Name .dll Note Path is the path of the Program_Name .dll file that is contained in the Value data box in step 7.
b. Locate and then delete the following { CLSID } registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\CLSID\{ CLSID }
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{ CLSID } Note { CLSID } is the 128-bit number that you noted in step 4.
9. Exit Registry Editor.
10. Restart the computer

 

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