War Thunder – Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted system file Error Fix

War Thunder is one of the popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online video games that offer military-based battle on all surfaces like water, land, and air. The game is available for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, macOS, Linux, Macintosh platforms. But it seems that the Windows PC users mostly get affected with plenty of errors and issues. While War Thunder – Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted system file Error is one of them and victims can fix it from here.

To recall, the Easy Anti-Cheat system is a protection service for online games that offer an extra layer of security over hacking or cheating in the multiplayer games developed by Epic Games. As the Epic Games offer the Easy Anti-Cheat service to plenty of online multiplayer games inbuilt and War Thunder is one of them, some of the players may experience issues or errors while launching it. If you’re getting the untrusted system file error notice on your PC, check the following methods below.

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War Thunder – Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted system file Error Fix

Make sure that the War Thunder game is running on the latest patch update. Additionally, you will also need to check whether the graphics driver version is updated or not. Once checked, ensure that you have a working internet connection.

1. Update Windows

If you’re getting the mentioned error notice which is something like “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application, Untrusted system file: Windows\System32\dbgcore.dll” or the “Untrusted system file” error then you should update the Windows OS version at first. This error may happen that the system DLL file is blocked by some foreign injected code which can’t be allowed in the memory space of the game process.

  • Click on Start > Select Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security > Click on Check for updates.
  • If any update is available, download and install it.
  • Once done, restart your PC.

2. Add an Exception to Antivirus

Whether you’re using the preloaded Windows Defender program or any other third-party antivirus program, you will need to include the EAC (Easy Anti-Cheat) file on your antivirus program as an exception. This method will bypass the connection and all the background running services of the game in order to run the War Thunder properly.


3. Repair EAC

  • Open the Steam client.
  • Go to Library > Right-click on War Thunder.
  • Click on Local Files > Select EasyAntiCheat > Run EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe file as an administrator.
  • Click on Repair and wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, restart your PC and try running the game.

4. Recheck EAC


You will need to uncheck the EAC from the War Thunder game. Next, restart the client and recheck the EAC (Easy Anti-Cheat) again. Restart the client again and launch the game.

5. Update Graphics Driver

  • Click on Start > Type Device Manager and click on it from the search result.
  • Click on the arrow icon next to the Display adapters.
  • Here you will see the dedicated graphics card.
  • Right-click on it > Click on Update driver.
  • Next, select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • It will automatically download and install the latest driver version if available.
  • Finally, restart your PC and you’re good to go.

6. Enable EAC

  • Press Windows + R button to open up the Run dialog box.
  • Next, type services.msc and hit Enter.
  • Here search for the Easy Anti-Cheat and make sure to keep the Startup type as ‘Manual’. If not, then you will need to right-click on the Easy Anti-Cheat > Click on Properties > Set the ‘Startup type’ to ‘Manual’.
  • Finally, reboot your computer and try running the War Thunder game.

7. Install Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributables

You should also install the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributables of 2010 and 2015. Download the packs from here and install it on your Windows. Once done, restart the PC.

8. Perform a Clean Boot

  • Click on Start > Type msconfig and hit Enter.
  • Click on Services > Click on the checkbox of Hide all Microsoft services.
  • Select Disable all > Click on Startup.
  • Next, click on Open Task Manager.
  • Click on any startup programs to select and choose Disable in order to disable the process or service which is causing the issue.
    • If you want to disable multiple startup programs, then you can do the same.
  • Once done, close the Task Manager.
  • Click on OK in the System Configuration window.
  • Reboot your computer. Now, you’ve done a clean boot.
  • Try running the War Thunder game again to check for the issue.

If you want to go back to the normal boot mode, follow the below steps.

  1. Click on Start > Type msconfig and hit Enter.
  2. Click on Services > Click on the checkbox of Hide all Microsoft services.
  3. Select Enable all > Click on the checkbox of the startup services that you want to include again.
  4. Next, click on Startup > Open Task Manager > Click on the startup program and Enable all the services that you required.
  5. Close Task Manager > Click on OK in the System Configuration window.
  6. Finally, restart your computer and you’re back into the normal mode again.

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this in-depth troubleshooting guide pretty useful. Feel free to ask in the comment below for more queries.


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