What is Overlay.dll?

Overlay.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if Overlay.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Overlay.dll file information

The process known as D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library belongs to software Garena or D3DHookL Dynamic Link Library by Garena Online Pte.

Description: Overlay.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Overlay.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,457,024 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 2,456,152 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The Overlay.dll file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. Overlay.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

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If Overlay.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 2,449,712 bytes. The program has no visible window. Overlay.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The Overlay.dll file is not a Windows core file. Overlay.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Fraps using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Overlay.dll. Therefore, you should check the Overlay.dll 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

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Summary: Average user rating of Overlay.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving Overlay issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Overlay. 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 Overlay.dll 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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