If you play League of legends and you have Avast on your PC, then it is highly likely that you faced some problems. Recently it has been reported that League of Legends has been blocked by Avast when players try to play the game. Here we will show you how you can fix this problem.
League of Legends is a very popular multiplayer game. It has a very big fan base, and a lot of players play this game regularly. It is an action-based game where players make strategies to fight opponents and survive different use tactics. It is one of the most popular video games and records almost 100 million players playing the game monthly.
The game was first launched in 2009 by studio RIOT. After that time, the era of online video games has massively risen in the video gaming community. Even though the game is very old, it is still played to this day at a massive level. There are some key reasons why the game is still popular to this day. Some of them are:
- The developers keep the game up to date. The game is updated, and new features are added every now and then.
- The game is a competitive multiplayer game. It features an aggressive competitive system that players all around the world find amusing and very fun to play.
- The game has beautiful graphics and vibrant animation and characters, which is very appealing to the players. This also attracts new players to try the game out for themselves.
What is Avast?
Avast is an internet security software that protects PC and laptops from potential malware that might harm your system. It was launched in 2015 by a company of the same name and gained popularity gradually. Avast is a cross-platform software, and it is available for Windows devices, Mac Operating system, Android, and iOS. The antivirus can be used for free, but there is also a paid version where the user has to buy a subscription for better protection from malware. Avast is an immensely popular antivirus software, and it is used by a lot of gamers for its availability of the free version.
The problem with Avast
Avast is a very popular antivirus software, and a lot of gamers who play League of Legends also use this software for the security of their PC. But almost all of them have faced a problem where Avast keeps blocking the game. Whenever the users tried to launch the game, they would see a pop-up that would say that the game is incompatible with Avast. Basically, Avast has stopped the League of Legends launcher from starting, and the players are unable to play the game. It seems that the launcher of League of Legends has some kind of program or bug that shows up in Avast and Avast, being an antivirus software picks it up as harmful for the desktop or laptop the user is trying to play the game in. The main reason behind this problem could be that the Avast antivirus software interprets the League of Legends launcher’s anti-cheat solution (which is basically a system to detect if players are cheating in the game) as a malware file or tool
and thus blocks the game from booting up. However, there is a simple solution to get your League of Legends game running in just a few minutes.
Bypassing Avast Block to Enable League of Legends
We already know what might have caused Avast to block the game, and now it is time to move to the next stage. Now we will see the steps to enabling the game to bypass Avast’s security system. The steps are as followed:
Step-1: By Updating the Avast Software
For most of the users, this issue was easily resolved by updating the Client Software of Avast. This is the most convenient way, and if you are lucky, then the game will start working right after you updated Avast and restarted your PC system. The newer updated client of Avast software features better compatibility with the anti-cheat engines used in the game launchers. Just by updating Avast to its latest, the software will automatically fix the blocking problem.
If this process did not work, there is no need to panic. There’s a second way which will surely solve this problem without any hassle. Follow the next step to execute the alternative way.
Step-2: Add League of Legends as an Exception to Avast
If the first step did not work for you, this is the best way to enable your game to bypass Avast. This process is a bit complex, but it pretty much guarantees that the game will work.
The main problem being Avast recognizing the gaming files as malware; we need to make an exception for the League of Legends game files inside Avast.
To do this, first, you have to start your PC and open the Avast Antivirus Software. Then go to the “Protection” menu, which you will find in the column of the window. Then go to the “Virus Chest” option. After clicking that option, you will see the files that are marked as harmful by Avast. Here you will find the files that are needed to run League of Legends. Select those files and then press the ” Restore and add to a conclusion by using the context menu.
To check which files were excluded from the virus chest, you simply have to start the application and go to “Settings” through the options in the Menu. Then go to “Exceptions,” which is under General Tap and click “Add Exception.” Now add these files (LeagueClien.exe, LeagueClientUx.exe, LeagueClientUxRender.exe, League of Legends.exe) to the exception list by selecting them from the game installation folder. After you restart your PC, you will the game has started working, and the Avast block has gone away.
What this process does is that it enables the game to access the files that are essential for playing the game, which was initially blocked. This is a more complex and inconvenient way of bypassing Avast; nonetheless, it is more effective.
If you want to keep using Avast and still play League of Legends to your hearts content. These are the easiest processes that you can follow to easily get the job done.
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