Browser Helper Object. A small program that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. Usually, a BHO is installed on your system by another software program. Some BHO's are malicious spyware components which attach themselves limpet-like to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and act as a toolbar or other browser plug-in that is hard to remove ( uninstall). The worst of these can radically change browser settings, including home pages and bookmarks, and make it difficult or impossible for people to change settings back, without their knowing how to manipulate the Windows Registry. See also: Spyware & Adware Removal Blocking BHOs in Internet Explorer
Browser Helper Object. A component that Internet Explorer will load whenever it starts, shares IE's memory context, can perform any action on the available windows and modules. A BHO can detect events, create windows to display additional information on a viewed page, monitor messages and actions. There are many exploits of this technology which search all pages you view in IE and replace banner advertisements with other ads, monitor and report on your actions, change your home page, etc.
Browser Help Objects
See Browser Help Object.
Browser Helper Objects - Programs written to run with a web browser to extend the functionality of the browser. an example is the Gigablast toolbar which is a good browser helper object, but many browser helper objects may be malicious programs which may be used to take over a computer system.
Browser Helper Objects are small programs that extend the functionality of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Many toolbars shown in Internet Explorer are BHOs. Spyware and browser hijackers frequently use BHOs to integrate themselves with Internet Explorer, and to display advertisements, capture data, etc. BHOs are often installed by small ActiveX-based files.
Browser Helper Object. A program that runs automatically every time a browser is launched. It is meant to extend the functionality of the browser, but it can also track how you use the Internet.
Browser Helper Objects are small programs used to customize Internet Explorer. Spyware and adware developers often use Browser Helper Objects to write components that load with Internet Explorer each time it starts.
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Browser Helper Object. A plug-in for Internet Explorer which offers improved or additional functionality. While some are benign a great many are actually Spyware, recording users actions and stealing data.
Browser Helper Object. Any toolbar or plugin that is integrated into a browser.
BHO stands for browser helper object, a small program which runs whenever a browser is launched. BHOs are sometimes placed on computers without the user's permission when other software is installed. They can track usage data and collect information about you. The can divert visitors to sales on ...
Browser Helper Object. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) may appear as a helpful browser toolbar within Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). Malicious BHO's can change your default home page to point to some other site or send histories of your web-browsing habits to third-parties for the purposes of targeted advertising.
Browser Helper Object. Can search all pages you view in Internet Explorer and replace banner advertisements with targeted advertisements, monitor and report on your actions, and change your homepage.
See also browser helper objects.
BHOs or Browser Helper Objects are add-on toolbars, buttons and menu items that can be installed onto a browser, typically Internet Explorer. While not necessarily malicious in nature, these add-ons may create system load and/or excessive network traffic. Since they are usually installed by the user and not by the system administrator, such applications may also clash with other applications.