McAfee Gamer Security Free Tier Protects and Enhances PC Gaming Experience in the United States
SAN JOSE, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Today, McAfee announced that it will offer a free one-year subscription to McAfee Gamer Security to new and existing multi-device security customers in the United States. Gaming has become one of the primary sources of entertainment for consumers in the wake of the global pandemic, and with the shift to a digitally driven lifestyle, McAfee continues to focus on protecting consumers during times of the day. that matter – when opportunistic hackers find an entry point – especially as gaming PC sales grow 16.2% in 2020.
Launched in 2019, McAfee Gamer Security offers a unique combination of performance and protection through its built-in feature set, taking into account the needs of the wide range of PC gaming – from families with children playing to PC gamers themselves. . Even though PC gamers are the most connected online users, they often forgo necessary security protocols, potentially exposing them to threats such as malware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and more. ‘other threats to the benefit of more performance for games. According to McAfee’s 2021 Consumer Security Mindset: Gamer Edition, nearly 2 in 3 Americans (65%) admitted that it had never occurred to them that they might need to use security solutions while gaming.
“We knew it was imperative to meet PC gamers where they are as tech-savvy, performance-driven individuals. They know they need online protection, but aren’t willing to compromise their experience for it, ”said Baker Nanduru, head of consumer products at McAfee. “Consumers see gambling as a release from everyday stress, and McAfee gives them one less thing to worry about. With this new offering from McAfee Gamer Security, our extended US customer base can enjoy a smoother and more secure gaming experience. ”
The main features and benefits of McAfee Gamer Security include:
- Minimum consumption of security resources: With a new product architecture and a reduced resource footprint, gamers will benefit from low-impact security protection at all times. Security functions can even be interrupted during game mode for additional performance gains.
- Game mode: Automatically increases and optimizes resources such as CPU, GPU, and RAM to deliver a high-performance gaming experience. Game Mode also allows users to suppress non-urgent notifications and updates to limit interruptions during the gaming experience.
- Real-time and historical system monitoring: Provides Frames Per Second (FPS) and key resource monitoring for instant access to game performance, also includes a built-in task manager to quickly end resource hogging processes if the game slows down. Players can also access performance data from previous game sessions, which is valuable in understanding game-by-game trends.
- Player centric interface: Designed to be discoverable and familiar to gamers, the user interface itself has been inspired by popular game launchers for a more intuitive experience. The dashboard provides updates on the player’s system status, including system monitoring and modification options to prioritize performance.
The one-year free McAfee Gamer Security offer is a benefit for qualifying McAfee Security subscribers in the United States.1 For more information on McAfee Gamer Security, click here.
McAfee’s 2021 Consumer Safety Mindset: The Gaming Edition Methodology
McAfee commissioned MSI-ACI to conduct an online questionnaire with 1,000 adults over 18 in the United States between March 30 and April 8, 2021.
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1 Consumers enrolled in the McAfee Auto-Renewal Program for McAfee® Total Protection Multi-Device or McAfee® LiveSafe ™ can take advantage of the one-year free McAfee Gamer Security promotion. Eligible subscribers will receive the free subscription eCode at the email address currently listed on their McAfee account.