What is game.dat?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the game.dat 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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Game.dat file information

The process belongs to software The Battle for Middle-earth by unknown.

Description: Game.dat is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The game.dat file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,701,632 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 6,422,528 bytes, 13,179,660 bytes or 6,483,968 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Game.dat is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with game.dat, you can completely remove The Battle for Middle-earth (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify game.dat related errors

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

This process goes along with the general.exe and is needed to launch the pc game command and conquer generals (+ the addon zero hour)
  The Potatrix refried  
i deleted it its spy ware and my windows runs fine.
  alexix bustamante  

Summary: Average user rating of game.dat: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think game.dat is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks game.dat is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving game issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with game. 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 game.dat 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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