What is gg.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the gg.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Gg.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gg
Gg.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or Gadu-Gadu - program glówny belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Gadu-Gadu by Microsoft ( or Gadu-Gadu S.A (

Description: Gg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Gg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,127,296 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 2,131,392 bytes and 14 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The gg.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The program has a visible window. The file is digitally signed. Gg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramGadu-Gadu or Nowe Gadu-Gadu.

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If gg.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 65,607 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Gg.exe is able to monitor applications.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gg.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the gg.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This is polish communicator like icq
  cez   (further information)
Better than ICQ and safe until installation of powerGG add-on.
GG is not dangerous -
  Mirek Chatprogramm aus Polen
Totally safe - Communicator from Poland
Polish communicator. Uses direct connections.
  Exxtended   (further information)
Better than ICQ and safe until installation of powerGG add-on.
Polish communicator - safe
To jest Polski Komunikator Internetowy/This is a Polish InternetCommunicator
  Piotrek   (further information)
spoko program nie grożny
Chat programme from Poland
a part of communicator, its safe
polish communicator
totally safe polish communicator
Polish Comunicator, in some ways can be used to abuse, but it's not dangerouse.
Polish communicat / not dangerous
Polish chatprogram full safe
  KrzychuKKND   (further information)
Polish Comuniator / ChatProgram - 100% Safe
its a malware and is detected by most antivirus programs
Gado Gado chat program can be used for exploids. Firewall reported ceveral times: Virus - Related Trojan Reporting via HTTP" classification="A Network Trojan was detected

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Summary: Average user rating of gg.exe: based on 28 votes with 20 user comments. 18 users think gg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks gg.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving gg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gg. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the gg.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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