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Should I remove GameShadow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,613
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 85.82 days
694.59 days >
Average installed length: 364.95 days


2.04.0000 36.00%
2.03.0000 4.00%
2.02.0000 4.00%
2.01.0000 32.00%
2.00.0000 20.00%
1.91.0000 4.00%


What is GameShadow?  (from the publisher)

GameShadow checks with the server every 15 minutes for any remote downloads, so it may take up to 15 minutes to start the download on the remote PC running GameShadow.


The most common release is 2.04.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named GameShadow.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 6.95 MB (7,290,578 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 79% of users of GameShadow come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Romania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gameshadow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GameShadow\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F7C1C17E-70E3-475F-BD52-EA554391F15D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GameShadow

Program executable:GameShadow.exe
GameShadow® Version 2.1
Path:C:\Program Files\GameShadow\GameShadow.exe
(From the publisher) “GameShadow is a PC content delivery and patching system that enables PC gamers to receive proactive data and online access to the latest PC game patches, video drivers, demos, movies and MODS without having to search the...”
Additional files:
  • GameShadow.exe (by GameShadow Ltd) - GameShadow® (GameShadow® Version 2.1)
  • gmsAPI.dll (by GameShadow Ltd) - GameShadow API Component
  • gmsLocator.dll - GameShadow Search/Compare Component
  • gmsSchema.dll - GameShadow XML Schema Component
  • GSDownload.exe - GameShadow® Downloader Version 2.1
  • ARProgBar.ocx (by Alvaro Redondo) - AR Progress Bar Control
  • exsEventHandler.dll (by Express Solutions Ltd) - exsEventHandler
  • exsBasicTimer.dll (by Express Solutions Ltd) - exsBasicTimer
  • exsConfig.dll - exsConfigMan
  • exsCompress.dll - exsCompress
  • exsTransfer.dll - exsTransfer
  • exsUtils.dll - exsUtils
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • unloadapp.exe - Killer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GameShadow.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA761BB3-7900-4B68-AD1B-5F5B655BABB8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove GameShadow?

Quickly and completely remove GameShadow from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GameShadow from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GameShadow, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GameShadow.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista 16.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows 8 Pro 8.00%
Windows 8.1 8.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.57% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 78.57%
  United States 17.86%
  Romania 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.17%
Acer 21.74%
ASUS 13.04%
Toshiba 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 10.00%
ASUSTeK N53SN 5.00%
Acer Aspire 5738 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A350 5.00%
HP G62 Notebook PC 5.00%
HP ProBook 4530s 5.00%


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