What is Easy Anti Cheat and why we need it?

Easy Anti Cheat is the leading anti-cheat service in the industry. It counters hacking and cheating in multiplayer PC games, it uses hybrid anti-cheat mechanisms to track and keep cheaters at bay. It is one of the best tools available in the market to stop cheaters in online multiplayer games. This is available both on windows and mac operating systems. It also helps you get the best gaming experience.

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Why Easy Anti Cheat?

Most of us experience hacking/cheating during multiplayer PC games and it totally ruins our experience. Easy Anti Cheat is one such software that prevents this from happening.

  • It keeps the hackers at bay.
  • This is pretty easy to install comparatively (It is also automatically installed with several games).
  • It uses industry-leading prevention techniques to counter the root cause of cheating.
  • Easy Anti-Cheat is constantly evolving which makes it difficult to be hacked.
  • It creates a more enjoyable and healthier community of gamers to play among.
  • It helps you to enjoy your games the way they are meant to be and it is reliable and non-invasive. This helps keep the hackers in check.

How to install/download Easy Anti Cheat?


  • It is in most cases installed automatically when you install the game. However, if that is not the case then you can manually install it in 4 simple steps:
  • Navigate to EasyAntiCheat(in the game’s installation folder)
  • Locate “EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe”
  • As administrator.
  • Click on Install


If your Easy Anti Cheat software installation somehow gets corrupted, you can repair it by following the below steps:

  • Navigate to the game’s installation folder.
  • Locate “EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe”
  • As administrator.
  • Click on Repair


Easy Anti-Cheat in the majority of the times gets automatically uninstalled when you uninstall the game. However, if it is still available on your system, you can manually uninstall it by using similar steps as above. It’s that simple! To uninstall:

  1. Navigate to EasyAntiCheat(in the game’s installation folder)
  2. Locate “EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe”
  3. As administrator.
  4. Click on Uninstall

Is Easy Anti Cheat Safe?

There is a lot of buzz on the internet about this software not being safe and claimed that it takes a screenshot of the game. Though it is capable of doing these it is not intended to stalk you or use the information you’ve given for any malicious purposes.

At least that is by far what I can say about it as per my research. I have come across many reviews of gamers using this without any negative impact caused and they seemed to be enjoying the game lot more with Easy Anti-Cheat installed than without it.

It creates a positive and healthy environment in the gaming community. Also, some games require this without which you cannot have a good gaming experience. However, if you are still not comfortable with it, then simply buy the games that do not have this software in it or do not need the software to give the best gaming experience.

How to fix Easy Anti-Cheat Error:

One of the common reasons for the error could be because of launching the game through custom shortcuts. To avoid this open the game through the official launcher while testing.

You can follow these simple and easy steps to fix Easy Anti-Cheat errors:

  • Verify your connectivity

The first thing to do is check whether you can access the Content Distribution link. You can do that by using any of these links:



You will get a message: ‘200 – HTTP – OK’

If you don’t see this message in either of the links, then check the internet connection settings, whether there is anything blocking it. You can also try by adding Easy Anti-Cheat to the exception list in the firewall or disable your firewall on a temporary basis till the issue is fixed.

  • Update windows

Install all the latest updates available for your operating system.

Latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables should be installed.

Sfc /scan now. Corrupted system files can be repaired by running the command with administrator rights.

  • Update the game

The errors you see could also be the result of corrupted Easy Anti-Cheat installation. Repair them, it can be done just by updating the game at times.

  • Check your anti-virus

One of the most common reasons for malfunctions could be a virus infection in the system. I highly recommend you perform a full system scan. If you don’t have an anti-virus, or it has been out of date. Then update the same.

If there no issues are shown through the scan then there could be a chance of the error being related to the anti-virus itself or any similar software being corrupted which in turn is falsely blocking Easy Anti-Cheat. Uninstall any such software temporarily.

  • All unnecessary programs must be closed

Ensure all the programs not related to windows because they can sometimes interfere with Easy Anti Cheat. You may also have to do a ‘cold reboot’.

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