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What is game.dat?

The free file information forum can help you determine if game.dat is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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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 file game.dat is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 5,701,632 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 6,483,968 bytes, 6,422,528 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/game.dat.html 
The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. Game.dat is not a Windows system file. Game.dat is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with game.dat, you can completely remove The Battle for Middle-earth (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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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 recommend removing it.

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