gamebar.exe - Is gamebar.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is gamebar.exe?
Purpose of gamebar.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: gamebar.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
GameBar.exe is a software program which was most likely arrived on your computer without you even realizing it. The hard drive location for this GameBar.exe task is shown below, and folder location should always be verified as spyware and virus writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere to fool you. This GameBar.exe file is part of a Windows update and even though it part of Xbox windows apps, it will occasionally appear in the task list once your system has gone through an update. I terminated this task on my computer. This task is called Xbox apps gameoverlay task. This is not related to spyware, malware, viruses, etc. Visit gamebar.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the gamebar.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This software module will be found at : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay_1.45.19001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe (the numbers in the final folder can change of course)


  • Is gamebar.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is gamebar.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove gamebar.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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