GyStation.exe, sometimes called Gyazo or Gyazo Station, is a mainly innocuous fun executable file enabling you to send funny GIFs to your friends. But it does have some worrying tracking features and may be used to hide malware. We investigate.
What is GyStation.exe?
If you have opened up your program’s file folder and have begun to panic at the mysterious GyStation.exe file, you may be worrying for nothing. But let’s figure out when it is a cause for concern.
In some cases, the file will harm your computer. It’s up to you to figure out whether it is a Trojan or a file belonging to your operating system or trusted application.
What Are Gyazo and Gyazo Station?
Gyazo Station is a process that works in the background of your system and makes use of all your device’s resources. NOTA software is the company that developed this sometimes unnoticeable application.
The developers regularly promote this tool, which allows you to take screenshots of your browser and make GIFS. The app has proven to be incredibly helpful in this case, but it can also damage your browsing experience.
There have been many reports stating that it saves their keyboard and mouse inputs all the time. That is not helpful, and it’s pretty scary too…
This file is not essential for Windows. Not to mention that if you leave it somewhere, it shouldn’t be for too long, it could cause you some serious problems.
Is It Safe or a Virus?
Whether your particular GyStation.exe file is a virus or not depends on a variety of factors.
To start with, you need to consider where this file originated. If it has appeared following the installation of a trusted manufacturer’s application or CD, it’s unlikely to be a virus. However, if you got it from an untrusted site, hacker, or anonymous user, you should get rid of it as soon as possible.
You also need to figure out if your computer is already infected or not. If it is, the virus could be harming other executable files, rendering your perfectly fine GyStation.exe dangerous.
Upon reading this, you may have doubts about your file. While we can’t say for sure whether it is a virus, it is always worth checking. Here’s our advice:
- Make sure you use a top-quality antivirus program to check the file.
- For an extra security blanket, you will want to check the file with multiple antivirus scanners.
The Problems with GyStation.exe
For many PC users, GyStation.exe continues to run perfectly, doing nothing but enhancing their browsing experience. The problems start when it has either been infected by another virus, is defective, or is an illegitimate copy.
Keyboard and Mouse input tracking is the most severe problem that people have experienced with this executable file. Obviously, this can be extremely dangerous since your passwords, usernames, payment methods, and other sensitive data can be recorded and used maliciously.
Even though this is far less problematic than the above issue, it can still damage your PC user experience.
Frequent Error Messages
These include the following:
- Gyazo Station has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution.
- Gyazo Station has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
- GyStation.exe has encountered a problem
- Access violation at address in module GyStation.exe.
Sometimes, these error message pop-ups are accompanied by unwanted content that the executable file has decided to install or show you. Rather than troubleshooting this, you should simply remove it since it’s more than likely a scam copy.
How to Remove GyStation.exe
Removing GyStation.exe is rather simple. Since it isn’t part of the Windows system, you can fully eradicate it without causing any damage.
Remove GyStation.exe: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Click the “Start” menu button.
- Navigate to the Control Panel on the right-hand panel of the Start menu.
- Once the Control Panel opens, click on the “Uninstall a program” button under the heading “Programs”.
- For those using Windows 8 or 10, negate the above steps and do the following instead: right-click in the bottom left corner of your screen, select control panel from the quick access menu, and navigate to then click uninstall a program.
- Uninstall GyStation.exe and other suspicious programs — search for “GyStation” here so you can get the job done quicker.
- Select the “Uninstall” button.
- Click “Ok” to save everything.
If you are assuming that this process is a virus, you need to take action right now. Nothing good will come from wasting time.
Thankfully, there are many free antivirus tools at your disposal that will find and delete malicious code from your system to keep you safe. However, you must ensure you shut the source process down (i.e. remove the files), otherwise more issues could arise in the future.
Hopefully, you have a legitimate, friendly copy of Gyazo Station that enables you to make funny GIFS and take useful screenshots of your browser. From our experience, however, you should definitely check it out before assuming it’s okay.
No one likes being tracked, least of it when it includes potentially malicious hackers knowing your passwords, usernames, and payment information!
So, be sure you have scanned the process with your trusted antivirus software (we recommend using multiple scanners) before continuing with your day. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry, right?