What is the GIDHook.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The GIDHook.dll process is also known as GID Desktop Module and is a part of GuardedID or, as the case may be, GID Desktop Module. This software is produced by StrikeForce Technologies (www.strikeforcetech.com). An obsolete or defective version of GIDHook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GID Desktop Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GID Desktop Module 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)
- GIDHook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GIDHook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GIDHook.dll GID Desktop Module
GIDHook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file GIDHook.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 398,608 bytes (85% of all these files), 400,472 bytes or, as the case may be, 409,904 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The GIDHook file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. GIDHook.dll is capable of record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 GIDHook.dll. 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 GIDHook?
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 GuardedID or GID Desktop Module
To remove GID Desktop Module 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 GuardedID or GID Desktop Module in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if GIDHook.dll (GID Desktop Module) 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 GID Desktop Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GID Desktop Module 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 GIDHook.dll 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.