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Removing EasyAntiCheat on Windows

EasyAntiCheat, just like any client-side anti-cheat software, is cancer. It can spy on your whole computer, harvest any file, any stuff in your RAM (password manager much?), and you just shouldn’t install any game that comes with it.

Still, if you do, and if after that you uninstall said game, EasyAntiCheat will remain installed on your computer. Yes, even if you ran the EAC installer/uninstaller manually before removing the game. Namely, a couple of files will remain in C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyAntiCheat, as well as an EasyAntiCheat service.

So in order to get rid of it fully, you’ll have to do a couple of things manually:

  • delete that C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyAntiCheat folder
  • remove the EAC service, by running sc delete EasyAntiCheat in a command prompt (which must be ran as administrator)

There, I believe that’s all you need to clean up. But again, the best move is to not install it at all, if you can.

Posted in privacy, security, software.

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  1. Chris says

    I am unable to delete EasyAntiCheat.sys because its apparently “Running” even though I closed everything. Do you know how to fix this?

    • patheticcockroach says

      Hm, did you kill it in the Task Manager?
      Or you could also try stopping it via the Services management tool, or by typing this in a console: taskkill /F /IM EasyAntiCheat.exe

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