File purpose and description:
bho.dll is a file which most likely was installed by you as a BHO in your web browser. The file location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This bho.dll file is part of Lexmark, and it runs every time you open your web browser. (When I first created this what-is-exe.com website, is was strange programs like this that made me create it to help others! :-) The problem with a file named BHO.DLL is that it is such a common name that many different legitimate programs may use this name, or many different spyware or viruses also, so you have to look at this one much closer and evaluate where it is located as you may have a different one then this. This is called the printable web feature of Lexmark used in your web browser. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware, virus, or adware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is a DLL program.
File or folder location:
C:\Program Files\Lexmark Printable Web\bho.dll is where this will be found on your system.
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, bho.dll may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of bho.dll on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.