Easy Anti Cheat Known Common Issues and Fixes

What is Easy Anti Cheat?

Easy Anti-Cheat, developed by Kamu, is an anti-cheating tool designed to stop (and catch) cheaters in online multiplayer games. Think of it like a more modern replacement for PunkBuster, the anti-cheating application that debuted in 2001. Easy Anti-Cheat runs on both Windows and macOS, and various linux machines.

Kamu won’t explain exactly how EasyAntiCheat works—after all, it doesn’t want cheaters to know exactly what they’re up against. The marketing materials says it uses a “hybrid approach powered by driver code and machine learning.” A support document shows it looks for corrupted memory, unknown game files, untrusted system files, and debuggers, among other things. It also won’t run if operating system security features like driver signature verification and kernel patch protection are disabled, ex: If safe mode is enabled.

When is Easy Anti Cheat Active?

The EasyAntiCheat.exe process only runs alongside games that require it. if you’re not playing a game, EasyAntiCheat.exe isn’t running in the background.

When you launch a game that uses it— such as War Thunder, for example—EasyAntiCheat.exe starts up. It remains running while you’re playing the game, and shuts down when you close the game.

How does EAC Affect system performance?

Easy Anti Cheat will have minimum performance impacts depending on your hardware and equipment. Nothing that will affect gameplay.

Although EAC will act as a live scanner, the program will scan the game files asynchronous to prevent bog downs. Depending on your thread count this can be instant to a fourth a second. Nothing noticeable.

Where does EAC Install?

EAC will install into by default C:\program files\EasyAntiCheat on a windows machine and inside the game’s directory for linux and MacOs (unless changed by the distributor content provider).

The file size will take up no more than 50MB at best.

Q. Can we change the install location of EAC?
A. No, by default it will be hard installed to that file location and implanted into the windows registry.

Q. Can we manually move the files to a New drive?
A. In theory yes, you may move the EAC files to a new drive, such as moving it from your HDD to SSD, but this will require a registry edit, symbolic linking. There’s plenty of online resources from hundreds of players around the world explaining this.

Common Known issues with EAC

Supported Operating Systems

Easy Anti-Cheat supports all major PC operating systems, including Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck

Dummy Client Error

Verify connectivity to Easy Anti-Cheat, make sure your internet access can access DHT p2p Services

Sound Mods, Mods, Custom Maps, Skins.

The game supports sound mods, and mods and skins, and other user created content that is inline with our rules and, terms, and Eula.

Installing additional software that will modify gameplay from not the intended purpose will ultimately will get your account in a bad state.

Privacy Policy

Visit this link for EAC Privacy Policy: https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/privacypolicy

Additional information / Questions

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