Looking for Malware
When all else is failing and everything appears
to be working properly, there could be some sneaky malware hiding on your system. Malware (viruses, spyware, trojans, worms, etc.) are all designed to be transparent to the user and perform their dirty deeds without you noticing. Sometimes this can manifest in poor system performance, random internet disconnections, or game/system crashes. There are many tools for searching for Malware, and none of them will catch absolutely everything as new malware is finding it's way around the internet daily. Antivirus Software
Antivirus software scans a computer's memory and storage to identify and eliminate viruses. Below you'll find a list of security programs that are considered game friendly. Before you download one, keep these tips in mind:
Real-Time Protection: Antivirus Software
- To avoid complications, never run multiple real-time protection programs at same time. For example, Avast and Kaspersky provide real-time protection and should not run simultaneously.
- Run your antivirus scan while the game launcher and game are open to help detect issues affecting the program.
Note: Many antivirus programs periodically issue software updates. Make sure your antivirus programs are up-to-date before beginning your scan.Anti-Spyware
Spyware programs can crash the game, minimize the game window, and cause connection issues. Anti-Spyware software scans a computer's applications and storage space for Spyware programs. As with antivirus software, you should never run more than one scan at a time.On Demand Security Scans: Anti-Spyware