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McAfee® Gamer Security

Gaming enhanced. Security reimagined.

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Performance and protection are no longer a compromise

 

McAfee Gamer Security delivers a faster, quieter, safer gaming experience with performance-enhancing technologies and renowned security.

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MicroAV Engine

Silence the security vs. performance debate. Our MicroAV engine offloads threat detection to the cloud for the best of both worlds.

Game Boost Engine

Squeeze more performance out of your rig and ensure your games stay prioritized over vampiric background applications.

Realtime Performance Monitoring

Like the dashboard in your car, MGS’s monitoring gives you immediate access to and control over how your rig is performing.

Gaming security

 

PC gaming has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to the meteoric rise of Esports. With new PC gamers joining long-timers, attitudes about security vary from “what do I need?” to “built-in AV should be good enough”. What's clear is that this wide spectrum of PC gamers deserve security that’s built from the ground up for their specific needs.

Performance-first, always

 

Maintaining smooth, stable FPS is (in-game) life-or-death. That’s why we designed all aspects of MGS to enhance performance, from our MicroAV engine to our game boosting capabilities. Whether you’ve just shattered a vase into a million physics-enabled particles or a random updater has decided to try to steal CPU cycles, we’ll help optimize resources to minimize frame drops.

Ever-evolving customization

 

To truly make McAfee Gamer Security yours, dive into its Settings to tweak and customize which games to boost (or even add other apps you’d like to boost), which background services to pause and more. And make sure to keep checking this section for future updates, as we’ll continue to add gamer-requested settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

McAfee Gamer Security utilizes our new MicroAV Engine to deliver antivirus functionality. The MicroAV engine offloads threat detection to the cloud when you’re online, while maintaining necessary virus definitions locally to keep you protected when you’re offline. 

Our Game Boost Engine squeezes more performance out of your rig and ensures your games stay prioritized over vampiric background applications, helping to optimize system resources like CPU, GPU and RAM, while pausing background services to deliver smoother FPS with fewer frame drops.

Realtime Performance Monitoring is like the dashboard in your car: it provides immediate access to and control over how your rig is performing. You’ll be able to monitor key metrics like FPS (when playing a game), CPU, GPU, RAM and network to help quickly diagnose in-game slowdowns. Below the dashboard, you can see performance trends in the corresponding graph. 

If a background app spins out of control, you can quickly remedy the issue with the App Manager, which lists the most resource-consuming apps sorted by the metric you’ve selected (CPU, GPU, RAM, network). From this short list, you can efficiently terminate apps without having to open Windows Task Manager, so you can get back to your game faster.

With Historical Performance Monitoring you can ensure your system performance is up to snuff. We’ll automatically save stats from your last five game sessions so you don’t need to manually “record” these metrics, and if your performance dropped at any point during a past game session, you can quickly get a sense of where the problem may have come from. 

Customizable Settings provide the flexibility to personalize MGS to your needs, with the ability to add/remove games (or even other apps) to boost, adjust which background services to pause and more.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1809 (Oct 2018 update) or later 

Hardware

  • 2 GB RAM 

  • 500 MB free drive space

  • 1 GHz Processor 

Internet Connection Required

  • High-speed connection recommended 

 

Please ensure your PC has been updated to Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update) or later before installing McAfee Gamer Security. You can follow the steps below to check and update your Windows 10 operating system:

  1. Click Windows Start. 

  2. Go to Settings, click Update & Security and choose Windows Update.

  3. In Check Updates, click Update

  4. When the Windows update is successfully downloaded and updated on your PC, restart your PC.