Easy Anti-Cheat is a service that counters hacking and keeps the multiplayer games fair for all players. However, some game players have recently reported receiving the error message “Easy Anti-Cheat is not installed” after updating the steam or when a game’s new season was released.

If you’re having the same problem, don’t worry; this error is fixable. In this post, we’ll show you how to solve it.

Try these fixes

You may not need to try them all; simply work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Reinstall Easy Anti-Cheat manually
  2. Verify integrity of game files
  3. Repair Easy Anti-Cheat
  4. Update your device drivers
  5. Patch the game through Betas

Fix 1: Reinstall Easy Anti-Cheat manually

When a game prompts the Easy Anti-Cheat not Installed error, the most straightforward solution is to reinstall the Easy Anti-Cheat manually. To do this, you can follow the steps outlined below:

  1. In the Steam Library, right click on the game with the problem and then select Properties.
  2. Click LOCAL FILES on the left panel and then click the Browse local files button.
  3. Open the EasyAntiCheat folder
  4. Right-click the EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe. and select Run as administrator.
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  5. Click Yes in the pop-up window.
  6. Click Uninstall.
  7. Go back to the EasyAntiCheat folder and double-click the EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe file to run the Easy Anti-Cheat.
  8. Click Install Easy Anti-Cheat.

Now launch the game and check if the problem exists. If this fix doesn’t work for you, try the next one below.

Fix 2: Verify integrity of game files

Verifying integrity of game files is always worth a shot when you’re having issues with the launch error. As the launch error of Easy Anti-Cheat not Installed can come from missing or corrupted game files, you can try and see if verifying the integrity of game files on Steam is helpful.

  1. Open Steam and go to LIBRARY.
  2. Right-click on the game with the EAC problem and then select Properties.
  3. Click LOCAL FILES on the left panel and then click on the Verify integrity of game files… button.
  4. Wait a few minutes for Steam to verify game files. Once it’s finished, update and relaunch your game.

If it’s not working, move to the next fix.

Fix 3: Repair Easy Anti-Cheat

If the installation files of your Easy Anti-Cheat become corrupted for some reason, the Easy Anti-Cheat will not function properly when you launch a game. To fix this, you need to repair Easy Anti-Cheat. Here’s how:

  1. Refer to steps 1-5 of fix 1 to run the Easy Anti-Cheat.
  2.  Click on the Repair Service button.
  3. Relaunch the game and check if the problem is solved.

If your problem persists, proceed to the next fix to update your device drivers.

Fix 4: Update your device drivers

Drivers act as a bridge between the operating system and the hardware of your computer. And driver updates can avoiding various types of performance problems, enhance game performance, ensure device security, add features to your hardware and fix error problems like the Easy Anti-Cheat not Installed error. Therefore keeping your device drivers up-to-date is quite critical.

If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your devices, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any devices with missing or outdated drivers.
  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged drivers to automatically download the correct version of those drivers, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
  4. Restart your PC and load into your game to check if you can play the game properly now.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

Fix 5: Patch the game through Betas

This is also a trick that may work according to some players on the forum who have the Easy Anti-Cheat not Installed issue. Running the game in beta mode and then switching back to the full release version can patch the game and possibly fix the launch error. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. In the Steam Library, right click on the game with the problem and then select Properties.
  2. Click BATAS on the left panel, click the drop-down list and then select a beta version of the game.
  3. Wait as Steam is downloading the beta version of the game. After it finishes downloading, launch the game and then simply exit.
  4. Go back to Library > Properties > BATAS, click the drop-down list and select None.
  5. Allow the download and update to finish. Then launch the game again to see if the the problem is solved

That’s it – hopefully this post helped. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below.

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