What does the GarenaMessenger.exe file do?
The GarenaMessenger.exe process is also known as Garena Plus and is a part of Garena. This software is produced by Garena Online Pte. An obsolete or defective version of GarenaMessenger.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Garena Plus has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Garena Plus has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GarenaMessenger.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GarenaMessenger.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GarenaMessenger.exe Garena Plus
GarenaMessenger.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file GarenaMessenger.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 9,984,960 bytes (10% of all these files), 9,862,184 bytes as well as 15 other variants.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, User Shell Folders). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. GarenaMessenger.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A GarenaMessenger.exe file has a 30% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 9,863,632 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The GarenaMessenger file is not part of the Windows operating system. This GarenaMessenger program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, User Shell Folders). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves GarenaMessenger.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about GarenaMessenger?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Garena
To remove Garena Plus from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Garena in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if GarenaMessenger.exe (Garena Plus) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Garena Plus. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Garena Plus or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or GarenaMessenger.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.