Fixed Game Security Violation Detected in Windows 10

Fixed Game Security Violation Detected in Windows 10

If you see the Game Security Violation Detected error when launching the game in Windows 10, the fix is quite easy. Here is how to resolve this game error.

Disconnect from the VPN

One might think that an active VPN connection has nothing to do with the game playing. However, you will be completely surprised to learn that most anti-cheat software will consider an active VPN connection to be a possible threat. This is especially true if you are using a VPN to mask your current location. When you change the geographic location of a network using a VPN, anti-fraud software may consider this unusual and assume that you are cheating or that your system is compromised.

So, if you see Game Security Violation error then make sure you are not connected to any VPN network. After disconnecting from the VPN, you may also have to restart Windows 10 before you can launch the game normally.

Disconnect from the VPN

Uninstall or disable the RGB software

Today, some high-end motherboards and other computer parts are equipped with RGB lighting. For controlling RGB lighting, most manufacturers provide some type of software. Generally speaking, these types of software are not a big deal in terms of security. However, depending on how RGB software works, some anti-cheat software might consider it a threat and cause the Game Security Violation error. This is especially true if the software is communicating with other processes to get the job done.

So, to put it simply, if you have any kind of RGB controller software installed on the machine, then that could be the reason for the security breach as well.

Uninstall the software or exit completely when you want to play the game. This should fix the error in most cases.

Uninstall or disable the RGB software

Update game and game launcher

At times, the game launcher itself can be outdated. When that happens, the game may think that you are using an outdated or corrupted version and show errors. So make sure both game and game launcher are up to date.

Most launchers will have an update button in the launcher itself. You can click on it to update launcher and game. If you downloaded the game from GamePass or Microsoft Store, you must update the game from the Microsoft Store itself.

Check antivirus software

Antivirus software provides essential protection against known and unknown threats. However, some anti-virus software interfere too deeply with other processes or continuously scan the processes with strange or suspicious behavior. When an anti-virus software is active, the protection technology in the game or game launcher will activate and stop the game with a violation.

In general, most games and launcher games work fine with the default Windows Defender antivirus. If you are using third-party anti-virus software like Kaspersky, McAfee, BitDefender, etc., you should turn off real-time protection and disable antivirus software. Then try launching the game. If the antivirus was the real cause, then disabling it fixes the problem and the game will launch well.

Check antivirus software

Remember that it is important that you re-enable your antivirus program as soon as you exit the game. The article recommends that you use the default Windows Defender antivirus and uninstall any third-party antivirus software. Just make sure you don’t do any dangerous behavior like downloading and installing untrusted software, clicking on unknown links, visiting suspicious websites, etc.

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