What is gui.exe? Should I remove it?

gui.exe – a legitimate process of Gigabyte Smart 6

gui.exe is a process that runs on Windows OS computers that have Gigabyte motherboards. It's not an essential Windows process but could be easily disabled if it causes any issues. GUI stands for Graphical User Interface and is a part of the Gigabyte Smart 6 application.

name gui.exe
Type Executable file
Removal Before removing any file from your device, you have to scan it trustworthy anti-malware software
System health If any viruses are detected and removed, it's essential that you perform system diagnostics with tools like the ReimageIntego app to resolve any system irregularities

The Gigabyte Smart 6 app is preinstalled and consists of six utilities that help Windows devices boot up faster, increases system performance, etc. The six bundled programs are:

  • QuickBoot
  • QuickBoost
  • Recovery
  • DualBIOS
  • Recorder
  • TimeLock

Although it's a legitimate file of the Tawainese corporation, cybercriminals are known for camouflaging their vile creations as gui.exe. A couple of notable infections that used this file are Hobbit.416 and Noknok. That's why if you ever see in the Task Manager that gui.exe is using too many resources or any other suspicious activity, you have to scan the file with a reliable anti-malware tool to make sure it's not an imposter.

Free security software such as Malwarebytes or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner can scan a particular file or the whole system and identify whether any malware is installed on your device. It would be best to trust such software before deleting any files, as that may result in various system issues.

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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.
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