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

Today I was killed on Fortnite and my Game Manager was super angry with me. He said I was killed way too early, and it's completely unacceptable. Next, my Game Manager required me to fill out a TPS report. I often have to do this for my Game Manager, and I'm just sick of it. I'm thinking about telling him to "shove it"... should I, or shouldn't I?

Well, I do need this job with the prices on everything doubling every month, so I'm just not sure... You'd think playing Fortnite all day would be fun, but filling out a TPS report with every failed game feels like a waste of my life...

Just kidding... Actually, I work at the SpyShelter Cybersecurity Lab here in Austin, Texas and I should be more serious... You probably just found GameManagerService.exe running in your Windows Task Manager and you're wondering what on earth it might be. Fortunately it's completely safe software made by our friends at Razer USA. But, what exactly does this thing do?

GameManagerService.exe is a process associated with Razer Cortex, a software application developed by Razer USA Ltd. it's a gaming optimization tool that helps you improve your gaming by enhancing system performance, monitoring game stats, and optimizing game settings.

Therefore, GameManagerService.exe is completely safe to have on your PC as long as you confirm it's signed by Razer! Our team in Austin loves Razer hardware.

By the way, I wish I got paid to play Fortnite all day using Razer hardware, that would be cool. But instead I just study Windows executables all day here at our lab... Now, on to another TPS report... :(

(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes GameManagerService.exe (GameManagerService)?

We’ve found Razer USA Ltd. should be the publisher of GameManagerService.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.

Is GameManagerService.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the GameManagerService.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find GameManagerService.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 2, 2024

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