What is gdipfontcachev1.dat? Should I remove it?

gdipfontcachev1.dat – a file on the system that might indicate computer infection

gdipfontcachev1.dat is a generic data file that stores particular information related to a user profile on a Windows operating system. Originally DAT files can be used by the operating system, as well as applications that you download from the internet. This particular file is typically located in %AppData% (although it also depends on its origination) and can be found on various operating systems, mainly on Windows 10 or Windows 7.

However, this file might be malicious and pose a danger to the computer’s system and your privacy. gdipfontcachev1.dat might be associated with a Troj_Fakerean.cc trojan and other threats that represent a variety of different functionality. In many cases, malicious actors can name files identically to those legitimate ones to disguise their presence on the system. Unfortunately, Trojans or similar malware rarely emit any symptoms, and only reputable anti-virus could detect and eliminate the malicious files for good.

Name gdipfontcachev1.dat
Type System file
Operating system Windows
Location  %AppData% (might varry) 
Related malware Troj_Fakerean.cc 
Elimination You should not delete the file if it is legitimate. The only way to find out whether it is safe or not is to scan the device with security software
System fix  If you are experiencing Windows crashes, errors, lag, or other stability issues, you can employ ReimageIntego to fix these issues for you automatically

The gdipfontcachev1.dat file belongs to a parasite, whose payload may differ depending on its type. While relatively harmless, pests may use it to degrade system performance, display commercial advertisements, or perform other annoying actions. Really dangerous parasites may use it to damage your system, infect files, corrupt installed software, and violate your privacy.

However, you should not rush to remove gdipfontcachev1.dat from the system. It might be an entirely legitimate part of the operating system or legitimate software. Often parasites use files with unsuspicious names but malicious functionality. You should always carefully check the file before deleting it. It may not be related to malware but can be required by your essential programs to work properly.

To make sure that this file is malicious, you have to use an anti-virus or anti-malware program. Scanning the system with a security program is especially recommended if you noticed that your PC acts oddly; for example, it became sluggish, you have noticed an increased amount of aggressive ads, or you receive various computer errors that mention problems with the gdipfontcachev1.dat file, for example:

  • GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT is missing.
  • GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT failed to load.
  • Runtime Error: GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
  • Error loading GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT.
  • Failed to register GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT.

For checking the file and fixing the computer, we recommend ReimageIntego. However, if the file in question is related to malware infection, only powerful anti-virus software, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes, can perform a full gdipfontcachev1.dat removal.

The appearance of a suspicious DAT file might be associated with Trojan attack

As we have mentioned in the beginning, gdipfontcachev1.dat might be a component of Trojan_Fakerean.cc, aiming at older Windows OS versions, such as Windows XP, Server 2003, or even older. Once this malicious program infiltrates the device, it drops two files. Indeed, one of them is our discussed file, which contains font information.

However, the same file might be used by other cyber threats or potentially unwanted programs. Some people report finding this file after the installation of WebSearch Toolbar, various graphic design applications and other free programs.

This file might also appear on the system after the infiltration of LinkGrabber 99, which is related to an ad-supported program. Therefore, if your browsing sessions are also disturbed by annoying pop-ups, your PC might be infected with adware.

Removal of the gdipfontcachev1.dat

If you have discovered this file on the computer, you have to check if it’s malicious or not. The only way to do it is to run a full system scan with a malware removal program. We recommend installing and using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. After the system scan, anti-malware will perform gdipfontcachev1.dat removal if it’s needed. After virus elimination, you should also utilize ReimageIntego to ensure that Windows' performance is not impacted due to system file corruption. Besides, the program can also fix issues related to the original file as well.

Attempts to remove gdipfontcachev1.dat manually may not give the best results. If the file is not malicious, you might not be able to use some programs properly. Besides, some users report that this file was re-installed soon after individual deletion – this also happens when it has nothing to do with malware, as Windows needs the file to store user profile-related data.

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