What Is the HP Smart BHO Class?

by Andrew Cross

The HP Smart browser plug-ins are add-ons for Internet Explorer that allow a user to clip or print pages from the Web exactly as the user sees fit, avoiding advertisements and other excess material.

Identification

BHO stands for browser helper object. The HP Smart BHO Class functions as a supplement to the Internet Explorer browser, providing a service -- specialized printing -- that is not offered directly through the browser.

Setup

After HP Smart BHO Class is installed, open Internet Explorer and click on "Tools." Go to "Manage Add-ons" and choose "Enable or Disable Add-ons." Check to see that both "Show or Hide HP Smart Web Printing" and "HP Smart BHO Class" are enabled.

Compatibility

The HP Smart BHO Class is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It can be used with Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. It is not compatible with some versions of the Yahoo toolbar.

About the Author

Andrew Cross began writing professionally in 2007 and now works full-time at a Chicago-based public relations agency. He has also served as a reporter, editor, columnist and freelance public relations consultant for several agencies and publications. Cross holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Illinois State University.

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