What is gom.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 gom.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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Gom.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gom
Gom.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GOM Player belongs to software GOM Player or GOM PLAYER by GRETECH or Gretech.

Description: Gom.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Gom.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,096,992 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 3,548,392 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The gom.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Gom.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with gom.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software GOM Player using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the support page
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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If gom.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 759,306 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The gom.exe file is not a Windows system file. Gom.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

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