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 GameOverlayUI.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.
The process known as gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]) or gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]) belongs to software Steam or Counter-Strike: Source or Terraria or Dota 2 or Darkspore or Source SDK or Empire: Total War or Creation Kit by Valve (www.valvesoftware.com).
Description: GameOverlayUI.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GameOverlayUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 385,312 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 71,464 bytes and 8 more variants.
GameOverlayUI.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is digitally signed. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If GameOverlayUI.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 385,312 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 384,080 bytes and 5 more variants. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GameOverlayUI.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GameOverlayUI.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GameOverlayUI. 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 GameOverlayUI.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.