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Easy Anti-Cheat What Is It and How Does It Work?

Easy Anti-Cheat is a hacker combatting system developed by Epic Games production company and currently used in hundreds of games from several companies. The objective of the software is to prevent attacks and illegal modifications, maintaining the security and balance of the games, especially in multiplayer online environments. Read more about Easy Anti-Cheat in this article.

What is Easy Anti-Cheat?

Easy-Anti Cheat is a security software created by Epic Games production company. Best known for its presence in Fortnite, one of the greatest hits of the moment, it is present in hundreds of games from practically every production company in the market. It should be installed together with the games and its main goal is to conserve a healthy and fair competition environment, fighting hacks and other forms of cheating.

How does Easy Anti-Cheat works?

Traditionally, hackers were found in classic multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike through complaints from other players and moderators, which generated extensive ban lists of those users who violated the rules of use of the game.

Easy Anti-Cheat, safely bets on prevention. With this, it ensures that there are fewer attempts to hack the systems or circumvent the rules of the game to get undue advantages, such as being invisible, something very useful in shooting games, for example.

On the other hand, the software does not prevent the use of famous cheats, those game codes like The Sims and World of Warcraft that allow the user to have infinite money and other resources. These codes are created by the producers themselves and are therefore entirely legal.

How To Install Easy Anti-Cheat?

Easy Anti-Cheat will be installed on your computer along with the first game you download that contains this form of protection. You’ll have to install the software on your computer. Otherwise, you will not be able to play. After the first game, re-installation will no longer be necessary, since the program will already be present on the PC.

You can also install Easy Anti-Cheat manually if you have uninstalled the software for any reason. To do this, go to the folder of the game in which Easy Anti-Cheat was installed and double-click the file named EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe. The installation wizard will open and just follow the steps on screen.

How to uninstall Easy Anti-Cheat?

If you want to uninstall Easy Anti-Cheat or need to do so because of some problem with the program, follow the instructions in the section above and, in the installation wizard, select the Uninstall option. The removal of the software also happens automatically when the PC detects that you no longer have any games that use the installed software.

Note: as stated above, you cannot play any games that have Easy Anti-Cheat without the program installed. Therefore, this uninstallation should only be done temporarily to resolve any error.

Which games use Easy Anti-Cheat?

The list of games that use Easy Anti-Cheat is long and constantly growing. Below, check out some of the most popular games that require the installation of the security module:

  • Fortnite
  • Apex Legends
  • Dead by Daylight
  • For Honor
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Gears 5
  • Hunt Showdown
  • Paladins
  • Rust
  • Squad
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • The Division 2
  • War Thunder
  • Far Cry 5
  • Deadside
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Jump Force

Is Easy Anti-Cheat safe?

Yes, Easy Anti-Cheat is totally safe and works in a non-invasive way, always in the background. It also does not meddle with the speed capacity of the game nor reduce the speed of your computer. In addition, Epic Games guarantees that it does not collect any information from the user, ensuring that your private data is secure.

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