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    The term or abbrev BHO is used a lot. Could someone please clue me in? What does BHO stand for?

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    BHO = Browser Helper Object

    You can read how to make one here :
    A simple IE popup blocker

    If you are looking to create a toolbar (deskband) etc, the best way to start is with this article. It's an ATL Object to easily create then in Visual Studio.

    There is also heaps on microsoft's site (ie. http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1 ), but codeproject & codeguru etc have lots of great info which may be a bit easier to understand for the novice.

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    Thanks Pete!!
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    The way BHO i.e. Browser Helper Object is refered to around here (and most other places) is as a "Browser Hi-jacking Object".

    This is software bundled with "freebies" that is installed onto your computer because you clicked on AGREE or I ACCEPT after being asked to read the very lengthy "Terms of Service" that nearly nobody reads completely. (In the terms there is subtle mention of the BHO buried deep within) This installed software, often in the form of what is often called ADWARE, then more or less takes over your browswer, causing popup ads or other forms of advertising to occur as a result of a particular action on your part. So if you are visiting the "widgets" site, the BHO will invoke the "widgets popup ad" or invoke some other form of widgets ad that may ultimately result in the BHO distributor getting a sales commission.
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