Carl1223_Delta

BattlEye Anti-Cheat software

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Is anyone here familiar with this software.  Apparently it has been used for some time as an anti-cheat with a fairly well known first person shooter called ARMA (I think ARMA 3 specifically).  I recently ran into it when a game I play - Insurgency - implemented its' use in its latest update.  I originally acquired Insurgency via STEAM and have until now, launched it via the STEAM interface.

Here's what I saw when I initially allowed for the Insurgency update and chose to allow the installation of BattlEye. EMSISOFT AM was in Game Mode at the time.

09:13:19: Starting BattlEye Service...
09:13:20: Launching game...
09:13:21: Note: File blocks can be ignored if they don't cause problems with the game.
09:13:21: [INFO] Blocked loading of file: "C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2hooks32.dll".
09:13:21: [INFO] Blocked loading of file: "C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2hooks32.dll".

The repeated last two lines is correct, just as seen in the pop-up window that appeared. After which the game would not load.

I've uninstalled it.

What do you think of a2hooks32.dll being blocked?

Here's the BattlEye support page > https://www.battleye.com/support/faq/

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4 hours ago, Carl1223_Delta said:

Is anyone here familiar with this software.  Apparently it has been used for some time as an anti-cheat with a fairly well known first person shooter called ARMA (I think ARMA 3 specifically).

 

Yes, BattlEye is an anti-cheat software that became popular due to its usage in the Arma games (particularly Arma 2 once the DayZ Mod started to become popular). It is used in a few other games these days as well, such as ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be a bit overzealous, but then again so can cheaters. Sadly it's partially based on the rather common and unfortunately mistaken idea that you can detect and stop cheats on the gamer's PC, which isn't really effective.

 

4 hours ago, Carl1223_Delta said:

What do you think of a2hooks32.dll being blocked?

It's part of the normal function of BattlEye. It is trying to prevent anything from directly accessing its memory. It probably doesn't have any way to know what a2hooks32.dll is (we more than likely change it too frequently for them to effectively whitelist it), so it just blocks it from being injected into its memory to prevent it from having access to its memory, and thus it blocks hooks from Emsisoft Anti-Malware. This shouldn't cause any issues.

If you don't want to see the messages, then you can just add the folder that BattlEye is running from to the exclusions in Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Usually that's the same folder the game was installed to. Insurgency being a Steam game, that would probably be something like the following:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Insurgency

 

Here's how to add a folder to the exclusions in Emsisoft Anti-Malware:

  1. Open Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
  2. Click on Settings in the menu at the top.
  3. Click on Exclusions in the menu at the top.
  4. To the right of the list to Exclude from scanning, click on the Add folder button.
  5. Navigate to the folder you would like to exclude, click on it once to select it, and then click OK.
  6. To the right of the list to Exclude from monitoring, click on the Add folder button.
  7. Navigate to the folder you would like to exclude, click on it once to select it, and then click OK.
  8. Close Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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