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Found "Game Ranger" installed on my PC. Not sure why.

#1MagmaRedDragonPosted 11/30/2013 9:07:35 AM
Hello folks,

I found a program called "Game Ranger" on my PC. I looked into it and nothing really seemed suspicous about the program, it didn't look all that much like adware or whatever, but I am wondering why it was on my harddrive at all. I haven't been playing games on my PC too much, a GoG game or a Steam game here or there, so I am wondering why it showed up.

Is there a game that places it on a PC when you install it by default that I am unaware of? I've uninstalled it with no troubles and it's gone.

Thanks!
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#2arleasPosted 11/30/2013 9:12:51 AM(edited)
I don't think Game Ranger is harmful...I think it's kinda like Hamachi in that it allows you to play a game without having to set your router ports open...or maybe allows you to play as a "LAN" for those games that don't have servers you can join anymore....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameRanger

According to that, it let windows and mac users play together on games that weren't traditionally cross platform...
In November 2008, GameRanger released a client for Windows. Initially, 526 Windows games were supported with 27 of them able to connect to Mac users running the same game.


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#3MagmaRedDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 9:11:55 AM
Yeah, I looked into it a bunch and it seemed fine. I just don't know why it was on my computer. It's what I am trying to figure out.
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