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_y.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.
Description: Game_y.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Game_y.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 930,304 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 927,232 bytes.
It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. Game_y.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous.
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If game_y.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 10% dangerous. The file size is 930,304 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 737,792 bytes. It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Game_y.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If game_y.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 29,455 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Game_y.exe is able to hide itself.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as game_y.exe. Therefore, you should check the game_y.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 game_y. 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 game_y.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.