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Should I remove Game Fire?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,727
United States Rank #16,603
Reach 0.0192%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.34 days
216.55 days >
Average installed length: 113.78 days


6.3.3263 0.26%
6.2.3031 2.65%
6.1.3025 1.59%
6.0.3022 0.26%
5.5.2095 3.97%
5.4.2078 1.59%
5.3.2025 1.06%
5.1.1090 3.97%
5.0.1034 1.59%
4.0.622 14.02%
3.1.200 28.57%
3.0.187 16.40%
2.1.111 12.43%
2.0.99 1.32%
1.1.45 4.23%
1.0.40 0.26%
1.0.28 0.26%
1.0.26 5.56%

Game Fire


Game Fire is a software program developed by Smart PC Utilities. The most common release is 3.1.200, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 GameFire.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 1006.04 KB (1,030,189 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Game Fire come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smartpcutilities.com
Help link: www.smartpcutilities.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{89217401-A2E5-4BFA-8973-803076698A3D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1006.04 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Game Fire

Program executable:GameFire.exe
Name:Game Fire
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire\GameFire.exe
Additional files:
  • Feedback.exe - Game Fire (Game Fire Feedback)
  • GameFire.exe
  • GameFireCore.dll - Game Fire Core DLL
  • GameFireUI.dll - Game Fire UI DLL
  • GFEngine.exe - Game Fire Engine
  • GFTray.exe - Game Fire Tray
  • NeroBar.dll - Nero Bar DLL
  • OpenHardwareMonitor.dll - Open Hardware Monitor DLL
  • SysInfo.dll - SysInfo DLL
  • TaskScheduler.dll - Task Scheduler DLL
  • UpdateCheck.exe - Game Fire Update
  • Upgrade.exe - Game Fire Upgrade
  • VDFParser.dll - VDF Parser DLL
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • GameFire.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GameFireSkipUAC'.
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
  • UpdateCheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateCheck' (runs weekly on Fridays at 17:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GFTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GameFire.
Startup File (User Run)
  • GFTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Game Fire' and executes as C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire\GFTray.exe /START.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GFTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Game Fire' which loads as C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire\GFTray.exe /START.

How do I remove Game Fire?

You can uninstall Game Fire 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Game Fire, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Game Fire.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.05%
Windows 10 32.80%
Windows Vista 3.97%
Windows XP 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.02%
Windows 7 Professional 9.28%
Windows 10 Home 6.90%
Windows 10 Pro 5.84%
Windows 8.1 5.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.66%
  Brazil 7.96%
  Italy 4.92%
  France 4.68%
  United Kingdom 3.98%
  Spain 3.04%
  Canada 2.58%
  Mexico 2.34%
  Argentina 2.11%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Germany 2.11%
  Colombia 1.87%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Portugal 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Acer 19.92%
Dell 13.28%
ASUS 12.45%
Toshiba 7.47%
Lenovo 5.39%
Samsung 4.56%
Intel 2.90%
American Megatrends 1.24%
Apple 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
ASUS All Series 3.70%
Positivo Positivo MOBI... 2.22%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.22%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.22%

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Nikkiover a year ago
Useful free software to help optimize PC performance for games.