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 GameOverlayUI.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.
The process known as gameoverlayui.exe (buildbot_winslave01_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave01) or gameoverlayui.exe (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
belongs to software Steam or Counter-Strike: Source or Counter-Strike or Half-Life (version 2) or Source Dedicated Server or Terraria or Dota 2 or Darkspore
by Valve (www.valvesoftware.com).
Description: GameOverlayUI.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GameOverlayUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 71,464 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 1,008,888 bytes and 14 more variants.
GameOverlayUI.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. GameOverlayUI.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If GameOverlayUI.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 29% dangerous. The file size is 71,464 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 383,168 bytes or 1,000,696 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. GameOverlayUI.exe is not a Windows system file. GameOverlayUI.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If GameOverlayUI.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 1,008,888 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. GameOverlayUI.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. GameOverlayUI.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GameOverlayUI.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GameOverlayUI.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 GameOverlayUI. 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 GameOverlayUI.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.