What is GMTService.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 GMTService.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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GMTService.exe file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: GMTService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file GMTService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 114,688 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The GMTService.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. GMTService.exe is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. GMTService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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Part of Gigabyte Management Tool (motherboard "tune/monitor" utility)
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Part of Gigabyte Management Tool
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Summary: Average user rating of GMTService.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think GMTService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks GMTService.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving GMTService issues

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