How to remove the GameFace virus

Most antivirus programs identify GameFace.exe as malware.

The GameFace.exe file is a software component of GameFace Messenger by AsusTek.
GameFace.exe is an executable file that runs the GameFace Messenger, an instant messenger that allows users to communicate through text, audio, or video in real-time with other GameFace Messenger users. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. GameFace Messenger enables direct video calls and conferencing during online gameplay by letting users. Users require a GameFace Messenger account to use the program. ASUS was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. ASUS is a Chinese personal computer vendor. ASUS manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, ASUS was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales.

GameFace stands for GameFace Messenger

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GameFace.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GameFace
GameFace.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Messenger (version 2.0) appears to belong to software GameFace Messenger by AceGain (

Description: GameFace.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GameFace.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,154,496 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. GameFace.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to remove the entire program GameFace Messenger using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify GameFace.exe related errors

Important: You should check the GameFace.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.


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Best practices for resolving GameFace issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active GameFace process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the GameFace.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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