Part of Riot’s pitch for Valorant is that it’s going to do everything it can to ensure a level playing field, which includes aggressively banning cheaters. But some have taken issue with just how aggressive Riot’s anti-cheat software is: Part of the company’s Vanguard system operates at the kernel driver level, meaning that it starts when Windows boots up and has more system privileges than normal, user-level software. 

Riot has made a few efforts to soothe concerns, and today it logged another one by adding a Vanguard icon in the Windows system tray. The icon can be right clicked to “full disable” or uninstall Vanguard. If you disable Vanguard, you’ll have to restart your PC (which will once again boot up Vanguard) before playing Valorant. 

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