What is Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll?

Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Microsoft Web Test Recorder Helper.

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Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll file information

The process known as Microsoft Web Test Recorder Helper belongs to software Microsoft Visual Studio (version 2005 Team Suite, 2005 Team) by Microsoft (

Description: Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 29,696 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 62355041-605D-4469-84FD-5D66ED67A7E3. The program is not visible. The Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Microsoft provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Microsoft Web Test Recorder Helper has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Part of Visual Studio 2005

Summary: Average user rating of Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Microsoft issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Microsoft process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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