Gameo Description

Gameo is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that may encourage PC users to use its sponsored promotional website by saying 'Join the fun now!'. Gameo may declare that its website is the easiest way to discover and play free games on a computer. Gameo may spread and enter a computer as an optional program bundled with free applications that PC users download and install from untrustworthy download websites. After installation on a PC, Gameo may take over a Web browser and result in annoying browser diversions to unknown websites. Gameo may create and display intrusive pop-up advertisements and notifications that were produced with the aim to probably benefit from clicks on advertisements and increased Internet traffic. The pop-up web page of Gameo may encompass the 'Free Download' button, which, if clicked by the computer user, may enable the creators of third-party programs install more potentially unwanted programs or adware threats on the PC.

Technical Information

File System Details

Gameo creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%\GameoUpdater\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe 110,080 a95caca8a3cf1ad92035ea9b59e8d7b6 384
2 %APPDATA%\Gameo\gameo.exe 39,407,104 6c7b20201fe5511ef42288b0588ea43e 245
3 %APPDATA%\Gameo\gameo.dat 8,306,087 09aba01bfc62d50e50884510179fc728 3
4 GameoSetup.exe 692,984 40b4ff81325ecc93bf385652f7bbef90 0
More files

Registry Details

Gameo creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Gameo
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Gameo
Registry key
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures\Gameo Updater.job
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures\Gameo Updater.job.fp
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Gameo Updater
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\gameo_update
Regexp file mask
%windir%\System32\Tasks\Gameo Updater
%windir%\Tasks\Gameo Updater.job
File name without path
Gameo Updater

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One Comment

  • Pedro Ayala:

    I also found a zipped folder name gameo in %APPDATA%\Local\Temp. Thanks for your article. It is very useful and important. The way they pervade and penetrate all corners in our computer is characteristic of a malware.

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