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What’s gamingservices.exe (GamingServices)? Is it safe or a virus?

Game a lot? Then this well known Microsoft executable is for you... However, here at SpyShelter Labs, we're focused on hunting down evil spyware, so we tend to kill or quarantine this process. So what exactly does this process do on your PC?

GamingServices.exe is part of Microsoft Gaming Services, which is a background service used to support gaming on Windows. The main purpose of GamingServices.exe is to provide various gaming-related features and functionalities, such as Xbox Game Bar, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live integration.

This process helps to manage and optimize gaming experiences for users by handling tasks like game updates, cloud storage, and online multiplayer features.

Unfortunately we have to skip this one while working here at SpyShelter, but we hope you enjoy this popular process while gaming on your PC! But please double check that Microsoft's Gaming Services are signed, by using Windows Properties, or using our free SpyShelter Antispyware app.

Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs

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Who makes gamingservices.exe (GamingServices)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of gamingservices.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: June 26, 2024

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