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What is gidd.exe?

Gidd.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if gidd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Gidd.exe file information

The process known as GID Desktop Application or GuardedID belongs to software GuardedID or PrivacyProtect by StrikeForce Technologies (www.strikeforcetech.com).

Description: Gidd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file gidd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 395,528 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 393,992 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/gidd.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. Gidd.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using gidd.exe, you can do the following:

  • look for help on the www.guardedid.com [1][2]'s website
  • uninstall GuardedID or PrivacyProtect from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"

Recommended: Identify gidd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gidd.exe. Therefore, you should check the gidd.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

Process produced a non-interactive window on XP desktop. Attempt to remove/delete files triggered KBDCLASS and KBDHID insertions in system32 folder and registry entries, rendering hardware keyboard useless. Onscreen keyboard (and mouse) remained usable throughout. Used 'Move on Boot' to remove key .EXE file, searched registry manually for every instance of KBDCLASS (Upper Filter) and corrected entries. Installed copies of KBDCLASS.SYS and KBDHID.SYS files from another PC to successfully restore my system.
  Been there. Done that.  
associated with Constant Guard Protection Suite provided through Comcast
  cruelas   (further information)
This file is part of the stuff comcast sends out. It is supposed to block keyloggers from being able to grab your passwords.
GIDD on my computer is related to Comcast Cable's Constant Guard Protection Suite program
  George   (further information)
uninstall "constant guard" from comcast in control panel
Process for the Constant Guard Protection suite that Comcast Cable provides customers to protect online usernames and passwords. Prefectly Safe
  Jack   (further information)
Prevented use of the hardware and the on-screen keyboard
  Ernst Henle  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of gidd.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments.
One user thinks gidd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks gidd.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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