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What is Live.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 Live.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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Live.exe file information

The process known as GamersFirst LIVE belongs to software GamersFirst LIVE or Microsoft Windows Operating System by GamersFirst or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Live.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Live.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 300,032 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 142,336 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/live.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). There is no file information. Live.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Live.exe, you may also uninstall the software GamersFirst LIVE! using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If Live.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 1% dangerous. The file size is 2,589,808 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,845,552 bytes. The program has a visible window. Live.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). Live.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Live.exe, you may also do the following:
  • visit the www.gamersfirst.com website
  • uninstall the software GamersFirst LIVE! using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Live.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Gen or Suspicious.Cloud.9 (detected by Symantec), and Worm:Win32/Dorkbot.I or VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.LJ (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Live.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 Live issues

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