What is Game_Maker.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 Game_Maker.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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Game_Maker.exe file information

The process known as Game Maker game creation program or Game Maker (version 8, game creation program) belongs to software Game Maker by YoYo Games.

Description: Game_Maker.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Game_Maker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,600,448 bytes. 
Game_Maker.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has a visible window. Game_Maker.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with Game_Maker.exe, you can uninstall Game Maker software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If Game_Maker.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 3,306,496 bytes. The program is not visible. Game_Maker.exe is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Game_Maker.exe is able to connect to the Internet.

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


User Comments

Game Maker is a game creation program, but (this happened to me once) a virus may hack the Game Maker (version 7.0+) executable and gets picked up by antivirus app on open, etc. AVG Anti-Virus Free ( helps a lot with this, moving the infected GM runner to the Virus Vault should fix it.
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This file is useful for making games.
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Summary: Average user rating of Game_Maker.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Game_Maker.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving Game_Maker issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Game_Maker. 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_Maker.exe 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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