What is GMT.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 GMT.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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GMT.exe file information

The process known as GAIN Application or Gator Client Application belongs to software GAIN by GAIN Publishing ( or The Gator (

Description: GMT.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GMT.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—typically C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,183,220 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 1,937,460 bytes, 2,117,684 bytes or 1,859,634 bytes. 
GMT.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). GMT.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with GMT.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramGAIN.

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

Can run CPU up to 100% for several minutes after startup as it tries to execute, uninstall does not work.
find it from task manager
spyware, adware, in common files folder...
DivX pro adds GAIN software.
Delete it, it shouldn´t be there
very hard to remove, problems to internet explorer function, slow down my internet connection
Spyware is sh*t!! I'm from Germany.
  Johannes N.  
I got it when i installed kazza. its spyware
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Summary: Average user rating of GMT.exe: based on 55 votes with 9 reviews. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 42 users think GMT.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 10 users don't grade GMT.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving GMT issues

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