PCGizmosBHO.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 PC Gizmos BHO.
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Description: PCGizmosBHO.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PCGizmosBHO.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—normally C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 113,152 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 104,000 bytes or 105,160 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 A817C286-3D6B-4ECD-A99C-E44E50DBC523. The program is not visible. It is able to monitor web browsers. PCGizmosBHO.dll is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify PCGizmosBHO.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PCGizmosBHO.dll. Therefore, you should check the PCGizmosBHO.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If PC Gizmos BHO 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active PCGizmosBHO process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the PCGizmosBHO.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.