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Add games to the Optimized Games list manually

Game Optimizer1 is patented technology for multi-core CPU PCs. It provides an immersive game experience by reducing performance interruptions while still maintaining your computer's security. By isolating non-essential apps to a single CPU core, it allows the rest of the CPUs to be allocated to game. It automatically checks the internal list of known games to detect gaming applications.1,2 However, if it has not automatically detected a specific game, you can manually add the game to the Optimized Games list.

In addition, you can also remove games from the Optimized Games list if you do not want Norton 360 for Gamers to enhance the performance for those games.

When you remove a specific game from the Optimized Games list, the game is no longer optimized and can impact your gaming experience with that game.

Add a game to the Optimized Games list

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

  2. In the My Norton window, in the center pane, click the lightening icon.
  3. In the Gaming Dashboard, click Manage Optimization.

  4. In the Game Optimizer window, next to Optimized Games, click Add.

  5. Navigate and select the gaming program you want your Norton product to optimize.

Remove a game from the Optimized Games list

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

  2. In the My Norton window, in the center pane, click the lightening icon.
  3. In the Gaming Dashboard, click Manage Optimization.

  4. In the Game Optimizer window, under Optimized Games, disable the switch next to the gaming program you want to remove.

1Game Optimizer is only available on Windows (excluding Windows 11/10 in S mode and Windows running on ARM processor) with four or more core processors.

2Automatically detects games based on Full-Screen Detection mode with high CPU usage, as well as use of a game launcher, if the user adds a game manually, or if it has been detected previously. Game Launchers we currently monitor for as of April 2021 are: Bethesda, Blizzard, Epic, ID, Origin, Rockstar, Steam, and Uplay.

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DOCID: v138219620
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 11/02/2021