What is GamerOSD.exe?

The genuine GamerOSD.exe file is a software component of ASUS Gamer OSD by ASUSTeK Computer.
Designed for video gamers, Asus introduced this application to increase graphics card performance for gaming purposes. GamerOSD runs in the background and allows you to access the Graphics Processing Unit settings while in game. Adjustments can be made to the on screen display, including overclocking the GPU to enhance your gaming experience. A common complaint about GamerOSD is that it slows CPU performance when a game is not in use. ASUSTeK is a Taiwanese-American company that manufactures and supports a variety of computer items including desktops, notebooks, and tablets.

GamerOSD stands for Gamer On Screen Display

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 GamerOSD.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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GamerOSD.exe file information

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

The process known as ASUS GamerOSD or ASUS GamerOSD APP belongs to software ASUS Gamer OSD or ASUS GamerOSD AP by ASUSTeK Computer (

Description: GamerOSD.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GamerOSD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 380,928 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of GamerOSD.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software ASUS Gamer OSD or ASUS GamerOSD AP using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) search the support area on the Asus website.

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

it used about 98% of my CPU and my system was very slow untill i ended the process
It is software for Asus video cards that allows you to modify the frame rate.
Comes with video cards
Part of the Asus video card support software along with smart doctor. Neither is required to run your video card, they are strictly overclocking software. I own Asus and have used the software.

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Summary: Average user rating of GamerOSD.exe: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think GamerOSD.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving GamerOSD issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GamerOSD. 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 GamerOSD.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.

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