Don’t know if it’s just me, or if anyone else has noticed, but the CTD’s at least for me, only happen at certain airports, and not necessarily certain parts of the world. Weird thing is I flew from one airport to an airport that crashes, and on approach, the SIM crashed.
I found with McAfee, I had to add “gamingservices.exe” to the real time scanning exclusion list, and then the sim worked fine. Adding the file was an issue since it’s behind a “closed folder” on my system, but there’s a workaround to get to the file if you need to do that. Seems better than turning off your real time scanning.
No I try to never play with the registry. Since gamingservices.exe is a service, you can open task manager, go to the services tab, right click on the file, and click “go to details”. Once there, right click on gamingservices.exe, and click “open file location”. Once I’m in the right location, I still couldn’t add the file to my exclusion list, so I copied (do not cut and paste!!!) the file to a temp location, and then I could add it to my real time scan exclusion list from the temp location.
That worked for me at least, so hopefully it helps someone else.
The other method will work, but it does leave you somewhat vulnerable.
Yea I would never advocate for turning off any protections for any length of time. The bottom line is MS needs to find out why the latest version of that file needs any workarounds to get their program to start.