How to remove the hggde virus

Most antivirus programs identify hggde.dll as malware.

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Hggde.dll file information

The process itself does not provide any dependable information about its developer or its associated software.

Description: Hggde.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Hggde.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 314,720 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 692,276 bytes or 277,044 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 3C1A80BC-1B94-42F7-B2EE-6335388F43D8 or 9158C7CA-00EE-4195-8488-DFBF441F5B5D or 4CE34277-A78A-4ACE-8319-5F4960879512 or 1E44BCE2-1E35-438C-B852-59A921878A8C. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The hggde.dll file is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to monitor web browsers. Hggde.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 94% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify hggde.dll related errors

Important: You should check the hggde.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If hggde.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Das Ding wird vom STM beendet und soll nach Neustart verschoben werden. Kommt aber immer wieder und lässt sich nicht löschen!

Summary: Average user rating of hggde.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks hggde.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hggde issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active hggde process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the hggde.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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