How to get rid of the Overlay VirusSometimes the Overlay file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Overlay.dll
The Overlay.dll process is also known as D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library and is a part of Garena or, as the case may be, D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library. This software is produced by Garena Online Pte. An obsolete or defective version of Overlay.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library 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)
- Overlay.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Overlay.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Overlay.dll D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library
Overlay.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Overlay.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,457,024 bytes (42% of all these files), 2,499,024 bytes, 2,456,152 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,498,552 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. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The Overlay file is not part of the Windows operating system. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Overlay.dll is capable of Change the behavior of other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Overlay.dll file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 2,449,712 bytes. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The Overlay file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Overlay.dll is capable of Change the behavior of other applications as well as record keystrokes.
Attention: If you find Overlay.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about Overlay?
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 or D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library
To remove D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library 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 or D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Overlay.dll (D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library) 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 D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library 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 Overlay.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.
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