McAfee Gamer Security

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  1. Gein

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    I've been playing around by this and it seems amazing if you're looking for a minimalist, lightweight, anti-malware program. It's using no CPU and only 76mb of ram (which is less than discord or steam are using right now). When you're gaming it apparently suspends a bunch of unnecessary windows services, boosts the processor priority of your game, and you can tell it to do the same (either boost or lower the priority) for any other background app you have running on your computer. There's no bloatware browser addons or firewall and it's only $29 right now.
     
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    $59.99.........
     
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    A problem with this product is that there is no way to exclude a file. Not a big deal for some -- for others it's a deal-breaker.

    See post #33 in this thread:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/mcafee-2018.404359/page-2#post-2857508

    "...The big issue for me is there are no settings to play around with. How do I add an exclusion to a certain file for example? It detected a false positive for me when I tried to run that file so I went to quarantine and it allowed me to restore the file but there is no option to exclude it from detection so the next time I tried to run it, it was quarantined again!..."
     
  5. Gein

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    You very much can exclude a file.

    https://imgur.com/oY3HHwm
     
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    @Gein

    Thanks for the info :)

    McAfee must have fixed this in an update. That post was from Sept., shortly after MGS was released. I recall looking into the issue then and IIRC there was discussion elsewhere on the web about the exclusion problem at that time. Also, viewing the screenshots of MGS on McAfee's website in Sept. also confirmed the problem.
     
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  7. Gein

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    That makes sense. It's good they're listening to criticism and improving.
     
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    I know..... "$29 right now",
    later on $59.99.
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    * Price shown is for first year.
     

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  9. Gein

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    idk why you're fixating on the price a year from now. The current deal is $23.99. When you go to the grocery store and see 20% off of Dr.Disrespect World Championship Wheaties, do you think, this is a bad deal, two weeks from now it's going to be full price?
     
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    Because I don't see the AV market the same way as the grocery store.
    I'm looking for a reliable AV with a reasonable price and when I find it, I'll stick with it for years to come.

    I don't change my AV every week.....
     
  11. Gein

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    [QUOTE="
    I don't change my AV every week.....[/QUOTE]

    Neither do I. But I'll tell you this, 98% of the AVs on the market are filled with such unnecessary bloatware that I'd be willing to pay that high a price for something as low-key as this.

    That kind of brand loyalty makes no sense to me. If your AV subscription runs out, and you see a better deal on a capable AV system for a year why would you not jump on it?
     
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    So what's the point in this tool exactly? There are other (free) tools that can disable unnecessary Windows processes, and there are other (free) antimalware tools that can protect you far better than this ever could (Sandboxie, for example).
     
  13. Gein

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    Sandboxie is a totally different type of software. Not every user is going to want or need to use a sandbox like that. And if you're using it to sandbox your browser, are you really certain that it's not interacting poorly with some necessary element of browser security present in any of the major browsers like Chrome or Firefox?

    The utility over free software, like windows defender, is the much lower performance impact. https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/performance-test-october-2019/ Defender is not the lightest anti-malware application. This particular version of McAfee is also absent any of the bloat that is present in the mainline McAfee suite, like their tacked on firewall, password manager, encrypted file sharing, etc.

    The gaming features are largely unimportant to me. What I like about this application is how lightweight and non-bloated it is:

    https://imgur.com/MVHae92
     
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    In Chrome and Firefox? Probably not. But Edge uses AppContainer, which means you're largely just wasting your time with Sandboxie and similar tools.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is install and forget and super lightweight.
     
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    The anti-exploit apps always piques my curiosity, but I'm not sure I trust malwarebyte's or their major competitors exploit mitigation over the folks at google.
     
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    "Gamer Security" reminds me on Eset Gaming Edition which was only a regular build with reduced security level - but sells like bread. the regular edition has a button for this mode. if you are already on win8 or win10 you dont need such bloated software.
     
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    Anti-Exploit is specifically made to not inject anything into Google Chrome so there is no collision.
     
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    I didn't know eset had a gamer edition.

    That's a a big plus IMO. IO seem to remember them selling MBAE, but I can't find it anywhere on the site.
     
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    =
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/antiexploit/
     
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    $19.99* now on the mcafee store
     
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    If you're looking for "gamer" products, just use BullGuard Premium and be happy. It will only really matter if you have a weak CPU, less RAM and a good GPU (25% at best of gamers today).

    For non-gamers, the performance difference is non-existent.

    McAfee is definitely not the product I would recommend today though.
     
  24. Brummelchen

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    i extend this circumstance when using windows 8/10.
    not you, but me
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/abl99o/eset_gamers_edition/
    https://support.eset.com/en/gamer-mode-in-eset-windows-home-products

    first time introduced 2012: "Eset Nod32 Antivirus Gamer-Edition 2012"
    https://www.channelpartner.de/i/detail/artikel/2576384/1/158504/EL_13287755713203678656376/
    (german article)

    and as written in run in a reduced security mode not to steal that much performance as the regular edition. mcafee is dealing same options. nevertheless for (regular) eset it can detect running games and reduce its performance. but "gamer edition" sells very good for those who dont know about.
     
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