A user posted a thread on the steam community, ” Gameranger is malware because it installs weird things into your computer and does not allow you to open your web browser. If you have gameranger I highly recommend uninstalling it right away due to it being a virus run by hackers.”
Because of this thread, many searches regarding its safety also surged on the internet. If you are dealing with such a situation that GameRanger crashes or has installed any unwanted software on your PC without indication. You should be concerned about your computer security. Let’s check what the users say about Gameranger on Reddit and Quora, whether it is legit software or a virus!
What is GameRanger?
Gameranger is a free software to play online games with your friends, it lets you play over 700 games online with your opponents worldwide. It offers awesome features like players’ profiles, friends lists, instant texting, voice communication in-game, and competitive ladders /rankings/rating boards. It’s a useful tool for playing old discontinued games online with other fans.
Do I Need to Install Gameranger in 2024?
Although you don’t need to install Gameranger to play the latest online games, like PUBG, Call of Duty, & Free Fire. But if you are an old games lover and you like to play SW Battlefront 2, SWAT 4, Age of Empires 2, Bound in Blood, Rainbow Six, Eagle Watch, Rome, Total War, Raven Shield, Barbarian Invasion, Red Faction, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, then you might need to install Gameranger on your Windows PC or laptop device.
Is GameRanger Still Safe to Use?
We have downloaded, installed, and tested the GameRanger on our Windows 10 64-bit PC, and found that gameranger is safe as long as you download it from the official site GameRanger Technologies software. Although the program can install unwanted programs on your computer, to avoid this you have to uncheck all the boxes asking for permission to install any additional software on your PC.
Is GameRanger.exe Safe to Run? Is it a Virus or Malware?
When you download Gameranger on your computer, it comes as a GameRanger.exe file. exe file is a Windows executable file that has Gameranger installation media and files provided by GameRanger Technologies software developer to install the software on your PC.
The .exe extension of the GameRanger.exe file specifies that it is an executable file for Windows Operating Systems like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11.
Malware and viruses are also transmitted through exe files. So you must scan the file before running it on our computers or laptops. To check whether the exe file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.
Windows 10 OS comes with a built-in file protection program called Windows Defender, which will not allows any .exe file to transmit malware and viruses on your PC. If Gameranger.exe file has any Virus or malware, Windows then will not allows the system to download it on your PC.
If you are using any old version of the Windows operating system, like Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, you should install an antivirus program on your PC and scan each .exe file before opening it on your PC.
Is Gameranger Safe Reddit?
According to Reddit users, they are playing Age of Empie 2, SWAT 4, and Bound in Blood using Gameranger and they have no issue with this software.
Does Gameranger Support Minecraft?
Unfortunately, Gameranger does not support Minecraft. To play Minecraft online you have to set up an SMP server, which is very difficult and painful. Minecraft should be added to the Gameranger-supported games list.
How to Uninstall Gameranger?
You should be careful while deleting the Gameranging on your Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC. While removing/uninstalling the GameRanger.exe from your computer you have to uninstall all the programs that come with the Gameranger running in the background and might be using CPU or GPU on your computer.
- If the file is a part of a Game ranger software, then by uninstalling the software it will uninstall all the programs and files comes with the gameranger.exe.
- Located a directory like C: Program Files>GameRanger Technologies>GameRanger >GameRanger> GameRanger.exe_uninstall.exe. to uninstall game ranger from your PC.
- Or the GameRanger.exe was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
- Then Search for GameRanger.exe or the software name GameRanger in the search bar or try out the developer name GameRanger Technologies.
- Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove GameRanger.exe file from your computer. Now the software GameRanger program along with the file GameRanger.exe will be removed from your computer.
Is GameRanger.exe causing High Disk Usage?
You can find this by opening the Task Manager application ( Right-click on Windows Taskbar and choose Task Manager) and click on the Disk option at the top to sort and find out the disk usage of GameRanger.exe.
Is GameRanger.exe causing High CPU Usage?
Gameranger itself is not a malware or Virus, but if you have not installed this program correctly, any additional software or program that comes with a Game ranger can cause high CPU usage on your PC. You can check whether the game ranger causes high CPU usage or not, open Task Manager application and find the GameRanger process and check the CPU usage percentage.
Is GameRanger.exe causing High Network Usage?
GameRanger might cause High Network Usage on your PC, To confirm GameRanger.exe High data Usage on your PC, Open the Task Manager windows app and find the GameRanger process and check the Network Usage percentage.
How to check GPU Usage of GameRanger.exe?
To check GameRanger.exe GPU usage. Open Task Manager window and look for the GameRanger.exe process in the name column and check the GPU usage column.