Disabling FACEIT Anti-Cheat and Kernel Anti-Cheats

  1. Locate the FACEIT Anti-Cheat icon near your system clock. This is typically found in the system tray at the bottom-right corner of your screen (for Windows) or the top-right corner (for macOS).
  2. Right-click on the FACEIT Anti-Cheat icon. A context menu will appear with several options.
  3. Select ‘Disable’ or a similar option from the menu to temporarily turn off the anti-cheat system. Note that this might require administrator permissions.
  4. If you’re using other kernel-level anti-cheats, repeat these steps for each one. The process may vary slightly depending on the software, but the general approach is similar.

Configuring Windows Security/Defender

  1. Disable Windows Defender: Access your Windows Defender settings and turn off real-time protection.
  2. Disable Windows Firewall: Go to your Firewall settings and disable it to allow unrestricted network access.
  3. Disable Windows SmartScreen: Navigate to the SmartScreen settings in the Windows Security Center and turn it off.
  4. Set User Account Control (UAC) to a Low Setting: Lower the UAC settings.


Enabling Steam Overlay in Steam Settings

  1. Open your Steam client and click on ‘Steam’ in the upper left corner, then select ‘Settings’.
  2. Navigate to the ‘In-Game’ tab.
  3. Check the box next to ‘Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game’.
  4. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
Troubleshoot Cheat Problems Part 5

Uninstalling Custom Antivirus

Uninstalling your custom antivirus can be important for ensuring your cheat runs smoothly in Counter-Strike 2 for several reasons:

  1. Continuous Protection Interferes with Cheat Functionality:

    Even when disabled, many antivirus programs continue to protect your PC in the background. This residual protection can inadvertently block or interfere with the cheat’s operation, leading to inconsistent performance or failure to run.

  2. Limited Effectiveness of File Exceptions:

    Adding an exception for the cheat file in your antivirus may not be sufficient. Antivirus software often continues to protect other processes and can block certain actions required by the cheat, regardless of exceptions set for specific files.

  3. Recommendation to Use Malwarebytes:

    We recommend using Malwarebytes as a more compatible alternative. It’s free and can be fully enabled or disabled as needed. This flexibility ensures that it won’t interfere with your cheat software when disabled, providing a hassle-free gaming experience.

Steps to Uninstall Your Custom Antivirus:

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel on your PC and select ‘Programs and Features’.
  2. Scroll through the list of installed programs and find your antivirus software.
  3. Click on the antivirus program and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  4. Restart your computer after the uninstallation is complete to ensure all changes take effect.

Remember, while not using an antivirus can expose your system to risks, Malwarebytes provides a balanced solution by offering essential protection that can be controlled as per your gaming needs.