Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.18%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 88.95%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 3.39%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 4.46%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 2.32%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.18%

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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll
PathCchAppend
comctl32.dll
ImageList_Create, ImageList_Destroy, ImageList_ReplaceIcon, HIMAGELIST_QueryInterface
crypt32.dll
CertCloseStore, CryptMsgGetParam, CryptMsgClose, CryptQueryObject
gdi32.dll
CreateCompatibleDC, SelectObject, CreateDIBSection, GetDeviceCaps, DeleteObject, DeleteDC
gdiplus.dll
GdipCreateBitmapFromHICON, GdipCreateHBITMAPFromBitmap, GdipCreateBitmapFromHBITMAP, GdiplusShutdown, GdipFree, GdiplusStartup, GdipCreateBitmapFromFile, GdipAlloc, GdipCloneImage, GdipDisposeImage, GdipCreateBitmapFromStream, GdipCreateHICONFromBitmap
kernel32.dll
MulDiv, PackageIdFromFullName, OutputDebugStringW, ReadFile, SetFilePointerEx, SetErrorMode, GetDriveTypeW, SetFilePointer, OutputDebugStringA, ResolveDelayLoadedAPI, DelayLoadFailureHook, GetTickCount, GetCurrentThreadId, QueryPerformanceCounter, TerminateProcess, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, HeapDestroy, ReleaseSRWLockShared, AcquireSRWLockShared, ReleaseSRWLockExclusive, AcquireSRWLockExclusive, InitializeSRWLock, WaitForMultipleObjects, RemoveDirectoryW, ExitProcess, GetFileAttributesW, FormatMessageW, HeapAlloc, HeapFree, GetProcessHeap, lstrlenA, SetEvent, LocalFileTimeToFileTime, GetFileTime, InitializeCriticalSectionEx, FileTimeToSystemTime, CompareStringW, GetCurrentProcessId, GetLongPathNameW, ReleaseMutex, CreateMutexW, CreateEventW, DeleteFileW, WaitForSingleObject, CreateThread, Wow64RevertWow64FsRedirection, Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection, FindFirstFileW, FindNextFileW, FindClose, CompareFileTime, CreateFileW, GetModuleFileNameW, DuplicateHandle, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, FreeLibrary, GlobalAlloc, GlobalLock, GlobalUnlock, LoadLibraryExW, lstrcmpiW, GetThreadLocale, FindResourceExW, TlsGetValue, LoadResource, LockResource, SizeofResource, InterlockedExchange, WideCharToMultiByte, GetFileAttributesExW, MultiByteToWideChar, GetLocaleInfoW, GetUserDefaultLCID, GlobalFree, SystemTimeToFileTime, GetSystemTime, InterlockedIncrement, DeleteCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, InterlockedDecrement, RaiseException, lstrlenW, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, GetModuleHandleW, LoadLibraryW, GetProcAddress, IsWow64Process, GetCurrentThread, GetCurrentProcess, LocalAlloc, CloseHandle, GetLastError, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, LocalFree, FindResourceW, K32GetModuleFileNameExW, GetModuleHandleExW, GetVersionExW, SetFileAttributesW, DisableThreadLibraryCalls
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
ntdll.dll
RtlUpcaseUnicodeToMultiByteN, RtlUpcaseUnicodeChar, RtlCopyUnicodeString, RtlUpcaseUnicodeString, RtlImageDirectoryEntryToData, RtlImageRvaToVa, RtlGUIDFromString, LdrGetProcedureAddressEx, NtCreateSection, NtOpenFile, RtlGetFullPathName_U, RtlDoesFileExists_U, RtlUnicodeStringToInteger, RtlGetNativeSystemInformation, NtQueryVirtualMemory, RtlAllocateHeap, RtlNtStatusToDosError, RtlxAnsiStringToUnicodeSize, RtlQueryEnvironmentVariable_U, NtUnmapViewOfSection, NtQueryDirectoryFile, NtQueryInformationProcess, LdrGetDllHandle, NtQueryInformationFile, RtlInitString, RtlGetVersion, RtlInitAnsiString, RtlFreeHeap, NtQuerySystemInformation, NtMapViewOfSection, RtlAnsiStringToUnicodeString, NtProtectVirtualMemory, RtlExpandEnvironmentStrings_U, NtEnumerateValueKey, NtAllocateVirtualMemory, NtQueryKey, NlsMbCodePageTag, NtFreeVirtualMemory, RtlFormatCurrentUserKeyPath, DbgPrintEx, NtQueryValueKey, NtClose, NtOpenKey, RtlDosPathNameToNtPathName_U, NtDeleteFile, NtCreateFile, RtlInitUnicodeString, NtWriteFile, RtlAppendUnicodeStringToString, RtlFreeUnicodeString, RtlAppendUnicodeToString, RtlDowncaseUnicodeString, WinSqmIsOptedIn, EtwEventUnregister, EtwEventRegister, EtwUnregisterTraceGuids, EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW, EtwGetTraceEnableFlags, EtwGetTraceEnableLevel, EtwGetTraceLoggerHandle, WinSqmEndSession, WinSqmSetDWORD, WinSqmStartSession, WinSqmIncrementDWORD, EtwEventWrite, WinSqmAddToStream, EtwTraceMessage, EtwLogTraceEvent, LdrResFindResource
rpcrt4.dll
UuidCreate, UuidFromStringW, CStdStubBuffer_Connect, CStdStubBuffer_Invoke, CStdStubBuffer_IsIIDSupported, CStdStubBuffer_Disconnect, CStdStubBuffer_DebugServerRelease, NdrDllGetClassObject, IUnknown_AddRef_Proxy, CStdStubBuffer_QueryInterface, CStdStubBuffer_DebugServerQueryInterface, IUnknown_Release_Proxy, NdrDllCanUnloadNow, CStdStubBuffer_CountRefs, NdrCStdStubBuffer_Release, NdrOleAllocate, NdrOleFree, IUnknown_QueryInterface_Proxy, CStdStubBuffer_AddRef
shell32.dll
SHBindToFolderIDListParent, SHBindToFolderIDListParentEx, SHBindToObject, SHParseDisplayName, SHGetPropertyStoreFromIDList, ShellExecuteExW, SHGetFolderPathW, SHGetKnownFolderPath, SHCreateDirectoryExW, SHFileOperationW, DragQueryFileW, ExtractIconExW, SHGetSpecialFolderLocation, SHGetItemFromObject, ShellExecuteW, SHBindToParent, SHGetSpecialFolderPathW, SHChangeNotify, SHGetFileInfoW, SHGetFolderPathEx, SHCreateDataObject, SHCreateDefaultContextMenu
shlwapi.dll
PathAddBackslashW, SHStrDupW, PathFileExistsW, PathFindExtensionW, PathStripPathW, AssocCreate, PathIsURLW, PathAppendW, PathCombineW, PathFindFileNameW, PathRelativePathToW, PathAddExtensionW, PathCanonicalizeW, PathIsDirectoryW, PathIsRelativeW, PathRemoveBackslashW, PathRemoveExtensionW, SHCreateStreamOnFileW, SHGetValueW, PathRemoveBlanksW, UrlIsW, StrCmpW, StrCmpNW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, StrCmpNIW, StrRetToBufW, StrRetToBSTR
user32.dll
EnableMenuItem, SetMenuDefaultItem, DestroyMenu, CreatePopupMenu, SetMenuItemInfoW, SetMenuInfo, GetMenuInfo, LoadStringA, IsProcessDPIAware, FillRect, InsertMenuW, GetSysColorBrush, GetSystemMetrics, GetMenuItemCount, GetClientRect, RegisterClipboardFormatW, LoadStringW, LoadImageW, GetDC, ReleaseDC, GetForegroundWindow, FindWindowW, SendMessageTimeoutW, DestroyIcon, PostMessageW, SendMessageW, GetWindowLongW, SetWindowLongW, MessageBoxW, SystemParametersInfoW, UnregisterClassA, GetSystemMenu
uxtheme.dll
GetCurrentThemeName
xmllite.dll
CreateXmlWriterOutputWithEncodingName, CreateXmlReader, CreateXmlWriter
Export table
DllCanUnloadNow
DllGetClassObject
DllRegisterServer
DllUnregisterServer
GameUXShimW

gameux.dll

Games Explorer by Microsoft

Remove gameux.dll
Version:   6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   26b6560630b66187efc49995642683d4
SHA1:   60d99b2b3b6e496c983cc21f16ca8e543a0ef6d3
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is gameux.dll?

The Games folder is more than just the central repository for games on your computer. In Windows 7, the Games folder offers game updates, statistics, news feeds, and more.

About gameux.dll (from Microsoft)

The Games Explorer in Windows 7 was redesigned to satisfy both casual and hard-core gamers alike. You can now elect to get software updates and news feeds for installed titles. The Games Explorer also

Overview

gameux.dll executes as a process with the local user's privileges. This version is designed to run on Windows Vista.

DetailsDetails

File name:gameux.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Games Explorer
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll
Original name:gameux.dll.mui
File version:6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:6.0.6000.16386
Size:1.61 MB (1,686,016 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
Entropy:6.683755
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'RichGameMediaPropertyStore Class' with CLSID {ECDD6472-2B9B-4b4b-AE36-F316DF3C8D60}
  • 'GameUX.RichGameMediaThumbnail' with CLSID {4E5BFBF8-F59A-4e87-9805-1F9B42CC254A}
  • 'Games Folder' with CLSID {ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83B1-96B02CFE0D52}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 78.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.00%
Windows Vista Business 4.50%
Windows 7 Professional 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 75.13% of Games Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 34.34%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 10.10%
ASUS 10.10%
Sony 8.08%
Acer 4.04%
Gateway 4.04%
Lenovo 2.69%
Intel 2.02%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Packard Bell 1.01%
GIGABYTE 0.34%
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