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1,516 Guild Wars 2 players banned following detection by developer anti-cheat spyware

Players were banned based on results of dubious methods

Raymond Bakker
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Raymond Bakker
Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 09:31 GMT
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1,516 Guild Wars 2 players banned following detection by developer anti-cheat spyware

Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 09:31 GMT
Raymond Bakker
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Raymond Bakker


ArenaNet has announced it has banned 1,516 Guild Wars 2 players for suspected cheating. The development studio used anti-cheat spyware to check which processes were running on the player's machine.

According to a recent announcement, the development studio was able to see which processes were running at the same time as Guild Wars 2 and banned those who ran programs the developer thinks could have given an unfair advantage.

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The processes detected include CheatEngine, Nabster, GW2MHRexe, UNF and MMOMINION, the first of which is surprising because the memory analysis tool has many legitimate uses for those working in the computer security sector.

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