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 8/7/XP are 5,701,632 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 6,483,968 bytes, 6,422,528 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes. 
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 keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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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