Adobe BHO

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by zarzenz, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. zarzenz

    zarzenz Registered Member

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    In the BHO section of Spybot, I have this entry listed which is shown as legitimate.

    {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} (AcroIEHlprObj Class)

    CLSID name: AcroIEHlprObj Class
    description: Adobe Acrobat reader
    classification: Legitimate
    known filename: ACROIEHELPER.OCX

    I was just wondering what it does and is it needed.

    If it's legitimate then it must be ok to leave it there... but I would still like to know why the Adobe reader needs this to be installed.
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    I believe that bho lets Adobe open in your browser. I have it on mine and I will leave it.
     
  3. zarzenz

    zarzenz Registered Member

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    Thanks Ron,

    I see, so that would allow a PDF file to open the Adobe reader from a linked website I guess... in which case I will leave it also.

    I always like to know what the various files are doing on my system and little things like this always get me wondering about their purpose in life.

    Cheers.
     
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