What is HUD.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 HUD.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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HUD.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with HUD
HUD.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Gamer HUD belongs to software HUD or Gamer HUD Lite by GIGABYTE.

Description: HUD.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HUD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,678,848 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 495,616 bytes or 1,940,992 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. HUD.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher GIGABYTE provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Gamer HUD or HUD).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HUD.exe. Therefore, you should check the HUD.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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Summary: Average user rating of HUD.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks HUD.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving HUD issues

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