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Why gamers need cybersecurity

Some gamers can be an easy target for hackers. We know that better than anyone. Malwarebytes began when our CEO needed a way to remove an infection he got from downloading a free game. Here are just some of the ways cybercriminals target gamers:

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Phishing links sent through a game or service’s private messaging system
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Malware hidden in an illegal download or pirated game
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Exploits of security holes in legitimate games
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Threats hidden in modifications to existing games
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Keyloggers used to steal a user's gaming platform credentials and profile

Why some gamers are a target

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They’re willing to risk their PC.

It’s easy to be enticed by a free copy of a game or a mod that offers an edge in online play. These games and mods are often safe, but they may hide malware that does its business behind the scenes. Malwarebytes stops malware before you get infected.

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They don’t use cybersecurity software.

Some gamers are afraid cybersecurity software will disrupt their gaming experience. With Play Mode in Malwarebytes for Windows, you can game without interruption by suspending notifications and minimizing background processes.

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They’re kids on their parents’ computer.

You might be able to spot a red flag, but what about the other people who use your PC? It’s hard to watch out for malware when you don’t know what malware is. Malwarebytes protects your computer, even when someone else is using it.

How Malwarebytes protects gamers

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Multiple layers of protection

Malwarebytes for Windows uses multiple layers of security to clean, protect, and fortify your PC. It doesn’t just recognize known threats either. It also detects emerging threats by looking for patterns and anomalies, so you have protection against threats no one has ever seen.

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Security that respects your game

Malwarebytes has a minimal impact on performance, so you won’t be tempted to turn it off while you game. With Play Mode, you can also postpone Malwarebytes notifications while you game. It even improves gaming performance by minimizing its background processes.

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Technology trusted by millions

With more than 247,000 installations every day, Malwarebytes makes software that millions of people trust to keep their devices safe. Try Malwarebytes for free or upgrade to Premium. If you’re not satisfied, reach out to us within 60 days of your purchase for a full refund.


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