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What is gameux.dll?

Part of Games Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

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.
Description of 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 tracks wins, losses and other fun stats.
(gameux.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does gameux.dll run?

Process - gameux.dll is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. gameux.dll is executed by the process gta-vc.exe.

How does gameux.dll start?

Approved shell extension - gameux.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83B1-96B02CFE0D52} with and identifier of Games Folder. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the gameux.dll process running.Of the 0.3% of gameux.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gameux.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02105% CPU210488.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.85 MB RAM17.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
6,889 context switches/sec6889.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll

Are there other versions of Games Explorer?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Developer Preview (6.2.8102.0)

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File details

File name: gameux.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Games Explorer
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
Product version: 6.2.8102.0
Size: 2.4 MB
Original file name: gameux.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1002381023%
Privileged CPU: 0.0791892386%
User CPU: 0.02104886370898%
Privileged CPU time: 37658.64 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 682,679,155
Context switches /sec: 6,889
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 99.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 100.29 MB
Paged memory: 3.85 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.96 MB
Paged system memory: 176.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.45 KB
Working set memory: 11.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.39 MB
Min working set memory: 11.3 MB
Private memory: 3.85 MB
Page faults: 11,256
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 44
Total read transfer: 93.09 KB
Total other operations: 1,835
Total other transfer: 46.29 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 6
Resources
Handle count average: 316
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages
rundll32.exe

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
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

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {ECDD6472-2B9B-4b4b-AE36-F316DF3C8D60}
Command: RichGameMediaPropertyStore Class

Image hashes

MD5: d17393e9f0a42e20d2e7307a142b2f34
SHA-1: 50b9cc802b305be4d8693e9d90cae5dace5a4da9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.68375
File packed: No
Import Table
api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll
comctl32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
uxtheme.dll
xmllite.dll
Export Table
dllcanunloadnow
dllgetclassobject
dllregisterserver
dllunregisterserver
gameuxshimw
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