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Avast gaming_hook.exe
« on: February 12, 2017, 01:45:58 PM »
Hello,
I recently discovered that I have those 2 processes: gaming_hook.exe and gaming_hook.exe (32b). I think they are related to Avast. What are they for?
Thank you

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Re: Avast gaming_hook.exe
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 01:47:46 PM »
Hello,
I recently discovered that I have those 2 processes: gaming_hook.exe and gaming_hook.exe (32b). I think they are related to Avast. What are they for?
Thank you
The gaming mode in Avast.
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Re: Avast gaming_hook.exe
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 09:07:21 PM »
Thanks for showing me how to find this component. I did my usual Avast update earlier this month, and afterwards noticed that every time I tried to save a game on Steam my computer would slow to a crawl for 2-5 minutes. I also noticed that annoying 'gaming hook' in my task manager whenever this happened.
After I turned off the gaming mode, the 'gaming hook' disappeared from my task manager and the slowdown stopped.
Although I do not like it when my antivirus program causes more problems than the viruses that it is supposedly protecting me against, I do appreciate your information on how to turn this 'feature' off.
thanks again

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Re: Avast gaming_hook.exe
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 09:33:31 PM »
You're welcome. Gaming Mode isn't something that protects you against infections.
It's mean to speed up game play of safe games. :)
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