What is ggdllhost.exe?

The genuine ggdllhost.exe file is a software component of Garena+ by Garena Online .
Garena+ is a client for the eponymous web portal that provides access to online multiplayer games. Ggdllhost.exe runs a host process that is critical for the running of Garena+. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Garena+ is an online social platform for people to meet, chat, and play games. The software allows access to a variety of online games published by Garena, the ability to message friends privately or in a group, collaboration with teammates, and access to chat rooms and social channels. Garena+ is available for the Windows platform. Garena Online is an Internet platform provider based in Singapore that distributes game titles on Garena+. The company was founded in 2009 by Forrest Li and launched its first product, Garena+, an online game and social platform. The company is currently valued at over USD 2.5 billion. Garena is currently headquartered in Singapore.

Ggdllhost stands for Ggarena Windows dll host process

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ggdllhost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ggdllhost.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ggdllhost
Ggdllhost.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Windows host process (Rundll32) or Garena+ Plugin Host Service belongs to software RUNDLL32 or Garena or Garena Plus by Garena Online Pte.

Description: Ggdllhost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ggdllhost.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Garena Plus\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 174,632 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 55,896 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Ggdllhost.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Ggdllhost.exe is a Verisign signed file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ggdllhost.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Garena+ or Garena Plus (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) look for help on the website.

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If ggdllhost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 174,632 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 169,408 bytes, 89,536 bytes or 49,456 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. Ggdllhost.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file.

If ggdllhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 175,096 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 89,536 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The ggdllhost.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ggdllhost.exe. Therefore, you should check the ggdllhost.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Garena platform service spawns a ggdllhost.exe as a scheduled job if it was deleted, or enables ggdllhost.exe regardless of being set to manual or disabled

Summary: Average user rating of ggdllhost.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ggdllhost issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ggdllhost. 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.

To help you analyze the ggdllhost.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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