What is GalaxyClient.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 GalaxyClient.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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GalaxyClient.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GalaxyClient
GalaxyClient.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GOG Galaxy belongs to software GOG Galaxy by

Description: GalaxyClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The GalaxyClient.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (mostly C:\Program Files (x86)\GalaxyClient\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,744,568 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 3,978,304 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The file has a digital signature. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). GalaxyClient.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. GalaxyClient.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with GalaxyClient.exe, you can also uninstall GOG Galaxy software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), look for help on the website or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GalaxyClient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GalaxyClient.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.


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Best practices for resolving GalaxyClient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GalaxyClient. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the GalaxyClient.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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