[KB3330] Gamer mode in ESET Windows home products (14.x – 15.x)

Solution

Gamer mode is a feature in ESET Windows home products:

  • Activates by default when ESET detects any full screen application in use (games, movies, etc.)
  • Maximizes performance and minimizes intrusion when full screen applications are running
  • Postpones scheduled tasks (for example, modules updates or scheduled computer scans)
  • Disables notification windows
  • Minimizes CPU usage by ESET to improve system performance
Gamer mode has been activated manually

In Figure 1-1 below, Gamer mode has been activated manually.

Typically, you would not see this status displayed in ESET Windows home products, because Gamer mode is automatically disabled anytime that you downsize or minimize full screen applications. 

Figure 1-1