BackgroundHost.exe Removal Guide

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If you have discovered BackgroundHost.exe running on the Task Bar it means that you have installed one of the few applications which are linked to this executable. According to our researchers, the file can be recognized as Add-ons Framework, BackgroundHost, Smartline Extension, Metabar Toolbar for Internet Explorer or the Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook. Even though none of these programs are highly malicious it is smart to be cautious about them, especially if you are unsure where they came from. Note that any unauthorized programs should be deleted from the computer right away because they might correspond to the remote tasks of cyber criminals. In general, BackgroundHost.exe removal is left to your own discretion; however, if you wish to delete it from the computer and you do not know how – continue reading this detailed report.

As research has revealed, the executable can be found in different sizes, and this depends on the add-on that it belongs to. For example, if you are running the Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook, you should discover BackgroundHost.exe under C:\Program Files\cool smiley bar for facebook\backgroundhost.exe in 584.8KB size. Do you know how this executable operates? It has been discovered that it corresponds to svchost.exe (Windows Services Host process) which is considered to be the parent process sharing certain privileges. Svchost.exe is responsible for managing dynamic link library files through running executables. All in all, this privilege allows BackgroundHost.exe to run freely, and you certainly do not want unreliable files manipulating your Windows processes. This is a risk related to many executables; however, we advise that you remove those which may impose threat and which are not worth it.

In order to delete BackgroundHost.exe from the operating Windows system you should remove programs which are interrelated. Note that any plugins and add-ons linked to the file should be removed because they will not be able to run on the computer without this executable. You can follow the manual removal instructions below to get rid of any undesirable browser extensions, and this should help you delete the unwanted file. Afterwards you should click the download button below and install a reliable spyware scanner which will inspect your computer for free and will let you know if any other programs require removal.

Delete undesirable browser plugins

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Add-ons Manager.
  2. From the menu on the left select Extensions.
  3. Locate the undesirable plugin, click Remove and restart the browser.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and then click Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Disable the unwanted plugin, click Close and then restart IE.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools and then click Extensions.
  3. Find the undesirable plugin and click the trash icon on the right.
  4. Select Remove and restart the browser.
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