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5% remove it95% keep it
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2011 36.36%
2010 63.64%

Garena Messenger

What is Garena Messenger?  (from Garena Online Pte)

Garena Messenger features many of your favorite games like League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, BlackShot or GoKart. It auto-updates to give you the newest features to play with as soon as they become available. With Garena Messenger you can chat with your gamer friends, meet up to play together, send them files or ad...  Read more


Garena Messenger is a software program developed by Garena Online Pte. The most common release is 2010, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 51 files and is usually about 73.13 MB (76,682,093 bytes). The installed file PluginUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 28% of users of Garena Messenger come from Singapore, it is also popular in Philippines and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garena.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\garena messenger
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Garena Messenger\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 73.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Garena Messenger

  • PluginKernel.dll - Plugin Kernel Library
  • UpdateManager.exe - UpdateManager Module
  • GarenaMessenger.exe - Garena Messenger
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • UpdateEx.exe - Garena Messenger Updater
  • CommonLib.dll
  • CxImage.dll
  • DibModule.dll
  • FileLoader.dll
  • GaVoice.exe
  • ggcode.dll
  • ggdownloader.dll
  • ggspawn.dll
  • HookPolicy.dll
  • HookSocket.dll
  • ImageModule.dll
  • PluginAdminExec.exe
  • PluginAux.dll
  • PluginModule.dll
  • PluginUpdate.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • VersionModule.dll
  • Zip7Module.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GarenaMessenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56CD14B5-15D0-4AA5-91DE-242663052338}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ggspawn.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named gg_uac_daemon_Josh.
Startup File (User Run)
  • GarenaMessenger.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GarenaPlus' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Garena Plus\GarenaMessenger.exe" -autolaunch.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UpdateManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Games\Offline\WARCRAFT DOTAHAN\Garena Messenger\UpdateManager.exe'.
  • GarenaMessenger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Garena Plus\GarenaMessenger.exe'.
Network connections
  • GarenaMessenger.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:45.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019391417%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00078773%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00115141%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Garena Messenger?

You can uninstall Garena Messenger from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Garena Messenger, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Garena Messenger.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows XP 22.73%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.00% of installs come from Singapore
Which countries install it?
  Singapore 28.00%
  Philippines 28.00%
  United States 20.00%
  Malaysia 12.00%
  MK 4.00%
  Brazil 4.00%
  Taiwan 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.75%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Common models
BIOSTAR Group G41D3B 13.33%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X505 6.67%
BIOSTAR Group A780G M2+ S... 6.67%
ASUSTeK K42JY 6.67%
ASUSTeK G73Sw 6.67%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,1 6.67%


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