Vanguard, the anti-cheat that installs on our computer with VALORANT, has aroused much controversy from the very beginning. This, of course, was related to how many permissions related to the system the program gained and on what depth it operated. Riot Games came out to meet the expectations of players and announced changes.

From today, the Vanguard icon will appear among the icons on our taskbar. Thanks to this, it will be easier for us to just turn off the software when we don’t need it, i.e. we won’t play. After clicking on the icon (which of course will be possible to hide if you do not want to see it) we will be able to easily uninstall the program completely, but you must remember that the next time you start VALORANT it will be reinstalled on the disk.

The above solution will be especially useful for people to whom Vanguard blocked the use of some completely harmless programs. Riot itself also assured that they is working on minimizing the number of such events as much as possible and most players will never experience them.

“The goal of Vanguard is to make cheating for everyone, even the most determined, nearly impossible. At the same time giving us the greatest chance of detecting fraud,” admitted one of the company’s employees, Nemanja Mulasmajic. “We will not be able to completely prevent cheating, but our intention is to erect a certain barrier, thanks to which cheating at VALORANT will not get too common.”

Two weeks ago we announced that VALORANT anti-cheat could be harmful to your computer. There have been many threads on forums that have been started by people who complain that since the installation of VALORANT they have had huge problems with the decrease of FPS in other games. This situation seems to affect a large number of users.

The software works from the kernel position, which was supposed to ensure high efficiency in stopping fraudsters. However, the fact that after only a few days the first cheaters appeared, who had to be banned, put this theory in question.