What is GM_DevUpdate.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 GM_DevUpdate.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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GM_DevUpdate.exe file information

The process known as USB all-in-one game controller or Speed-Link Vibration Joystick belongs to software USB all-in-one game controller or Speed-Link Vibration Joystick by unknown.

Description: GM_DevUpdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GM_DevUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove USB all-in-one game controller or Speed-Link Vibration Joystick (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name GM_DevUpdate.exe, for example SecurityRisk.Downldr (detected by Symantec), and Application.Generic.318720 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the GM_DevUpdate.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

Speed-Link Vibration Joystick
    (further information)
It appeared after I installed the Logic 3 ProFlight 2 Joystick software (drivers etc) from CD, and having read this I associate it with that. But its name its an Update program but it seems to run permanently taking up 2-4 % CPU
  Edward Chidley  

Summary: Average user rating of GM_DevUpdate.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving GM_DevUpdate issues

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