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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.

I love how you can get posts removed for swearing, but not GROSS STUPIDITY. -Gloomy
#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....

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.

#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.
I love how you can get posts removed for swearing, but not GROSS STUPIDITY. -Gloomy