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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,980
United States Rank #13,732
Reach 0.1976%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.16 days
594.63 days >
Average installed length: 312.43 days


2011 100.00%

Garena Plus

What is Garena Plus?

The Garena Plus application developed for various games distributed by the comapny allows gamers to develop buddy lists, chat with friends online and check on game progress and achievements. The Garena Plus game platform can be downloaded for free and it has an interface similar to instant messaging platforms. Gamers are also able to form groups or clans, and chat with multiple gamers simultaneously through public or private channels through Garena Plus.

About  (from Garena Online Pte)

Garena, short for Global Arena, is a multifunction platform that allows gamers to chat, challenge opponents, and play their favorite games online with millions of gamers world-wide. Garena+, the social platform is designed for online gamers to meet, chat and play games with each other. On Garena+, gamers are able to e...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is GarenaMessenger.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 114.7 MB (120,274,559 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garena.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\garena plus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Garena Plus\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 114.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Garena Plus

Program executable:GarenaMessenger.exe
Name:Garena Plus
Signed by:Garena Online Pte Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\garena plus\GarenaMessenger.exe
Additional files:
  • PluginKernel.dll - Plugin Kernel Library
  • UpdateManager.exe - UpdateManager Module
  • Inject.dll - Garena Inject
  • GarenaMessenger.exe - Garena Plus
  • UpdateEx.exe - Garena Plus Updater
  • ggdllhost.exe - RUNDLL32 (Windows host process (Rundll32))
  • CommonLib.dll
  • CxImage.dll
  • DibModule.dll
  • FileLoader.dll
  • GaTransfer.exe
  • GaVoice.exe
  • ggcode.dll
  • ggdownloader.dll
  • ggspawn.dll
  • HookAPI.dll
  • HookPolicy.dll
  • HookSocket.dll
  • ImageModule.dll
  • libIPC.dll
  • libmpg123.dll
  • PluginAdminExec.exe
  • PluginModule.dll
  • ServerMemAlloc.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • VersionModule.dll
  • xIM.dll
  • Zip7Module.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • GarenaMessenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B02173F2-D540-46DA-85F4-49AEE57D3946}' (runs on registration).
  • ggdllhost.exe is scheduled as a task named 'gg_uac_daemon_JOBIN'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ggspawn.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named gg_uac_daemon_Serene.
  • ggdllhost.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named gg_uac_daemon_Joel.
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UpdateManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Garena Plus\UpdateManager.exe'.
  • ggdllhost.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\garena\Garena Plus\ggdllhost.exe'.
  • GarenaMessenger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Garena Plus\GarenaMessenger.exe'.
  • UpdateEx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Garena Plus\UpdateEx.exe'.
Network connections
  • GarenaMessenger.exe connects to (port 80).
  • GarenaMessenger.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:32.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004237841%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00033472%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008906%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:4.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0007508282%
Kernel CPU:0.00039597%
User CPU:0.00035486%
CPU cycles/sec:570,834
I/O reads/min:259 Bytes

How do I remove Garena Plus?

You can uninstall Garena Plus 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 Plus, 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 Plus.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.51%
Windows 10 18.81%
Windows XP 8.37%
Windows Vista 1.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.03%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.35%
Windows 8 Pro 3.81%
Windows 8.1 2.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.66% of installs come from Philippines
Which countries install it?
  Philippines 15.66%
  Thailand 10.48%
  Malaysia 9.85%
  Singapore 8.71%
  Brazil 5.75%
  United States 5.67%
  Vietnam 5.43%
  Taiwan 4.23%
  Iran 2.58%
  Romania 2.28%
  Indonesia 2.25%
  MK 1.76%
  Russia 1.41%
  Peru 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.64%
ASUS 17.96%
Hewlett-Packard 17.16%
Dell 14.02%
Lenovo 6.99%
Samsung 3.60%
Toshiba 3.39%
Intel 2.13%
MSI 1.51%
Alienware 0.88%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.61%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.14%
ASUS All Series 3.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.21%
ECS G31T-M7 2.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.98%


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