What is nProtect GameGuard and is it safe?

Do you feel protected and guarded?

PC gaming comes with its own issues outside of gaming. This includes viruses, hacks, cheats, and more. Fortunately, there are software and programs you can use to decrease the chances of your PC getting harmed, such as nProtect GameGuard. This may leave you wondering what nProtect GameGuard is and whether it is safe for your PC.

What is nProtect GameGuard?

nProtect GameGuard is an anti-cheat program but is considered average at best. This anti-cheat software can be easily bypassed, and numerous games use anti-cheat, making this somewhat unnecessary. So we recommend using another anti-cheat or just each in-game's built-in one.

Related: Roblox acquires anti-cheat technology company Byfron

Is nProtect GameGuard safe?

Generally, nProtect GameGuard is safe for your PC but is considered a rootkit that can be invasive in some cases. It can mess with certain games and may perform actions without your permission, but it is not harmful to your PC. That being said, if you notice any strange behavior on your PC after installing the program, we recommend you terminate and uninstall it to verify that it was causing the issues.

For more information on gaming, check out Does Sniper Elite 5 Use Anti-Cheat? and Does Monster Hunter Rise have anti-cheat on PC? on Pro Game Guides.

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