What is gameutil1.exe?

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 gameutil1.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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Gameutil1.exe file information

The process known as gameutil1.exe belongs to software or PokerStars or by Rational Services.

Description: Gameutil1.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file gameutil1.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,213,656 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,351,384 bytes or 2,344,216 bytes. 
The gameutil1.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. Gameutil1.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Gameutil1.exe is not a Windows system file. Gameutil1.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall PokerStars or software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gameutil1.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the gameutil1.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 gameutil1 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gameutil1. 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 gameutil1.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.

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