How to Remove “GAMEOVERLAYUI.EXE”

What is gameoverlayui.exe?

Originally developed by Valve, gameoverlayui.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Software Steam and is located in C:\Program Files by default.

gameoverlayui.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after gameoverlayui.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with gameoverlayui.exe malware?

If your system is affected by gameoverlayui.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
gameoverlayui.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites
To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove gameoverlayui.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove gameoverlayui.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.
The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 October 2011 at 6:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Valve Corporation Executable 6b697668b4640f01
334c77598ead82b8
f51375c7
30452de3ac8069ac
7791ccc4acc768d7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 01.21.53.8
5
03.00.00.0
1
Poland N/A
2 Valve Corporation Executable e3ee8835f9cb831d
aed8bb0f80777cf5
4303c576
b1ecaf05c24b7f60
b5bbbb639db6dc2f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 01.20.27.6
3
03.00.00.0
1
Macedonia N/A
3 Valve Corporation Executable 2624e373552b8708
7c940851471ea165
010251dc
e913df32f7e7d73f
3895096d3b3baf78
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 01.26.02.8
7
03.00.00.0
1
Russian Federation N/A
4 Valve Corporation Executable 7384ead0874944fd
f74d850497e87bbc
50f9cc44
41cecbcf4568cdfc
02f3e065d91d8dbd
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 01.26.02.8
7
03.00.00.0
1
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 October 2010 at 12:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Valve Corporation Executable 096910e684558eb4
84029077cc46f4ea
e01a5eb9
74c7ce3429122270
32055e4363abc09d
Yes 01.26.02.8
7
03.00.00.0
1
Brazil
2 Valve Corporation Executable cb8ed0b669ecd407
24f3bf35eaf15360
18bafa8a
389670f7735f9f5a
1832b5f5953996c5
Yes 01.24.35.8
4
03.00.00.0
1
Russian Federation
3 Valve Corporation Executable 096910e684558eb4
84029077cc46f4ea
e01a5eb9
74c7ce3429122270
32055e4363abc09d
Yes 01.26.02.8
7
03.00.00.0
1
Finland
4 Valve Corporation Executable 01ae4918eb04b016
fa8901cb4e11d884
697cc782
07aad633a9602561
0e9d62c6a77e4160
Yes 01.28.05.8
6
03.00.00.0
1
United States
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