BHOCaptor from Network Chico
You can now download BHOCaptor
(207 KB) directly from Network Chico
computer and network consulting
services. Please review
this page and the readme.txt file included with the software
before use. Simply click on the download
button and save the software to your computer. BHOCaptor
is stored as a .zip file so you will
need an unzipping program such as FreeZip
to extract the files. If you download this software please consider
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BHOCaptor is free software released under the GNU General
BHOCaptor is a freeware application that lets you control
the Internet Explorer Browser Helper Objects that are installed
on your system. It makes it easy to see what BHOs are installed
and to de-activate or remove them.
The BHOCaptor.exe file is a standalone executable. No installation
is necessary. Just move it somewhere on your system and run it.
What is a Browser Helper Object (BHO)?
A 'Browser Helper Object' is a DLL that allows developers
to customize and control Internet Explorer. When IE 4.0+ starts,
it reads the registry to locate installed BHO's and then creates
them. Created BHO's then have access to all the events and properties
of that browsing session. See the URLs below for more information.
The APIs for building BHOs are very cool as they give developers
almost complete control over Internet Explorer.
Information about BHOs
Applications which install BHOs are becoming more and more
popular because BHOs allow application developers to control
Internet Explorer. For example Alexa uses a BHO to to monitor
page navigation and show related page links. GetRight and Go!Zilla
use BHO's to monitor and control file downloading. Flyswat, Quiver,
Blink, iHarvest, etc use BHOs to extend and control Internet
Explorer. BHO technology has allowed the development of some
very powerful (and cool) applications.
BHOs don't require a user interface per se (though many also
install Internet Explorer toolbars). Therefore, its possible
that there are BHOs installed on your system that you don't know
about. BHOCaptor makes it easy to see what BHOs are installed
and allows you to deactivate those that misbehave.
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