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%

Relationships

Parent process
Related files

gameux.dll

Games Explorer by Microsoft

Remove gameux.dll
Version:   6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
MD5:   d17393e9f0a42e20d2e7307a142b2f34
SHA1:   50b9cc802b305be4d8693e9d90cae5dace5a4da9
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 typically within the context of its parent gta-vc.exe. This version is installed on Windows 8 and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

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:6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
Product version:6.2.8102.0
Size:2.4 MB (2,521,088 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}

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.10023810%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.07918924%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.02104886%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:37,659 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:6,889/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:3.85 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):11.39 MB
Private (minimum):11.3 MB
Non-paged memory:3.85 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:99.53 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):100.29 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:11.37 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):11.39 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:5
12
Handles:316
600
GUI GDI count:15
103
GUI GDI peak:16
142
GUI USER count:6
49
GUI USER peak:6
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll,gameuxshim {d228fc64-8095-49c6-9626-c9f3e01cf8ec};C:\interesting hack games\grand thief auto vice city\gta-vc.exe;3336
Owner:User
Parent process:gta-vc.exe

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
gameux.dll (main module)
Total CPU:64.28951327%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:7.74712341%
0.107585%
User CPU:56.54238986%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:1,483,071,597/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:6,804/sec
79/sec
Memory:2.42 MB
1.16 MB
rundll32.exe
Total CPU:0.07086562%
Kernel CPU:0.03865398%
User CPU:0.03221165%
CPU cycles:1,609,948/sec
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:64 KB

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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