What is GamesAppIntegrationService.exe?

The genuine GamesAppIntegrationService.exe file is a software component of Update Installer for WildTangent Games by WildTangent.
GamesAppIntegrationService.exe is the main executable for the Update Installer for WildTangent Games. This service has been labeled as spyware by numerous anti-spyware applications. WildTangent is an online game publisher and distributor based in Redmond, Washington. WildTangent was founded in 1998 by Alex St. John, the creator of the original Microsoft DirectX technology. It offers game services, many of which come preinstalled on several branded personal computers, such as Toshiba laptops. WildTangent's catalog contains over 1,500 games from third-party developers.

GamesAppIntegrationService stands for WildTangent Games App Integration Service

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 GamesAppIntegrationService.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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GamesAppIntegrationService.exe file information

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

The process known as WildTangent Games App Integration Service or TODO: File description belongs to software Update Installer for WildTangent Games or WildTangent Games App by WildTangent ( or TODO: Company name.

Description: GamesAppIntegrationService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GamesAppIntegrationService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 349,728 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 227,904 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. GamesAppIntegrationService.exe is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of GamesAppIntegrationService.exe, you may want to look for help from the software company Wildgames or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramUpdate Installer for WildTangent Games or WildTangent Games App.

Recommended: Identify GamesAppIntegrationService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GamesAppIntegrationService.exe. Therefore, you should check the GamesAppIntegrationService.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

I was playing wildtangent free games but now i cannot get the GamesAppIntegrationService service to run anymore and cannot play any games
I was looking to stop my fan from constantly running at high speed. When I removed GamesAppIntegrationService (WildTangent Games)my fan immediately stopped.
I noticed that a process called "TODO: file-description was using 30% of CPU while calling on this service. I uninstalled WildTangent from the control panel but the program files folder was still there and still contained lots of programs. I deleted the folder and haven't noticed any problems.
The GamesAppIntegratonService.exe that was on my laptop was definitely spyware. I have been plagued by a hacker for 2 years. Even when I disconnect from the Internet the hacker was still able to torture me. Yesterday I changed some settings in Norton Internet Security, specifically I turned on handles. Today Norton alerted me that there was suspicious activity and that there were over 10,000 handles. Norton pointed to a file TODO with the name GamesAppIntegrationService.exe that was located in WildTangent folder in programs. I have been using MaCfee for internet security. It did no good. I do not recommened Mcafee.
checked to see what was running, found this using 30% of cpu. removed.
Unless you have intentionally installed this application to access games hosted by it, and are sure you actually installed wild tangent games and not malicious software posing as it, you should probably delete it. There's no need to let it hog (In my case 33% of) your CPU and memory running updates to games you're not going to use. It is effectively bloat and wasted space.
Saw it was using 60% of the cpu. After uninstall, PC went from (about) 100 degrees to 40-50.
Looked like a parasite to me, that's why I checked here. Probably surreptitiously installed when playing online flash games, it seems to take too much CPU and run when not needed, no proper ID nor description, highly suspect

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GamesAppIntegrationService.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think GamesAppIntegrationService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving GamesAppIntegrationService issues

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