What is gof?
Gof refers to an executable file that runs on Windows operating systems starting from Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista, and up to the present version which is Windows 7. The gof file or gof.exe was first discovered back in 2008 from South Georgia. In 2009, a similar file was discovered to have come from different countries like Uruguay, the Slovak Republic, and Sierra Leone. This particular file is considered to have unknown characteristics which is why many people and experts consider it a virus or a malicious file.
But there also some people who believe that gof is actually a non-system file that runs behind the background on many Windows operating systems. The only problem is that this file may get easily infected which is why some people refer to it as a malicious file. It is also common that people encounter this file when they experience some errors while using their computers. Some have experienced slow processing in their computers while others complained about crashing of the applications in use because of this file. Although gof or gof.exe is not considered harmful and system-extensive, if infected, it could still slow down various processes in the computer. If one encounters some errors while running some programs and applications on his/her computer, experts suggest that this particular file be stopped from running in the background. And since the gof file is not a system file, stopping this file from running shouldn’t cause worry from users.
The gof file or gof.exe file may be damaged or infected for a variety of reasons. This file may get corrupted along with errors in the DLL or dynamic link libraries, fragmentations in the registry files, and when the internet browser crashes. When these events happen, the gof.exe file could pop out as an error and may affect other applications that are running.