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What is GameOverlayUI.exe?

GameOverlayUI.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if GameOverlayUI.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

GameOverlayUI.exe file information

The process known as gameoverlayui.exe (buildbot_winslave01_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave01) or gameoverlayui.exe (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)

belongs to software Counter-Strike: Source or Steam or Counter-Strike or Half-Life (version 2) or Source Dedicated Server or Dota 2 or Darkspore or Source SDK

by Valve (www.valvesoftware.com).

Description: GameOverlayUI.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file GameOverlayUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 71,464 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 1,008,888 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/gameoverlayui.exe.html 
GameOverlayUI.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. GameOverlayUI.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with GameOverlayUI.exe, you can also do the following:

  • go to the support area of the Steampowered website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Counter-Strike or Counter-Strike: Source)

Recommended: Identify GameOverlayUI.exe related errors

If GameOverlayUI.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 1,008,888 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The GameOverlayUI.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. GameOverlayUI.exe is able to record inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GameOverlayUI.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GameOverlayUI.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

This is a STEAM file used in their Steam Friends system.
  straferight   (further information)
Steam In-Game Community Overlay
  TomMarvoloRiddle AKA Lord Voldemort  
It is associated with steam
its a cheat for MW2 and its a trojan
It is the Steam ingame Community overlay. Totaly harmless.
When playing games on steam, the shift-tab function is what the process really is. It's absolutely harmless.
  Lord P. Wallington the IV   (further information)
Used for Steam games, harmless.
It is ingame steam community overlay.
It is what lets you press Shift+Tab whilst in a Steam game and use Steam within a game. It is totally harmless and is infact quite crucial to Steam.
to open steam ingame ALT + TAB
Its definitely a process for Steam, and it's no more dangerous than microsoft word.
I think it has to do something with a steam update
  A Steam User  
Totally harmless, it's an official Steam overlay app.
Steam Overlay when playing Steam games. Completely harmless and somewhat important.
Steam's in-game overlay servie. Rarely breaks, completely harmless and unless you know what you're doing, dont kill the proccess. Make sure it IS the actual in-game overlay .exe though, there are some malware that disguises itself has this.
  Some dude from the internet.  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GameOverlayUI.exe: based on 26 votes with 15 user comments.
11 users think GameOverlayUI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think GameOverlayUI.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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