Some users are prevented from running certain applications or games with the “debugger has been found running in your system” error. Most of the time, users affected by this error report it occurring right after they try lớn open a game launcher.

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This sort of error means that something other than the application you’re trying khổng lồ open is currently managing your resources. If you’re trying khổng lồ open a game, the first places lớn start looking are applications lượt thích GameGuard or external antivirus suites.


But before you do anything else, vày a simple restart and see if the “debugger has been found running in your system” error is resolved. Some users reported that the issue went away after they did a restart.

If you’re currently struggling with the “debugger has been found running in your system” error và a restart didn’t help, start following the methods below. This article contains a selection of potential fixes that other users have sầu used successfully khổng lồ fix or get around this issue. Please follow each method in order until you encounter a fix that manages lớn resolve sầu the problem in your situation.

Method 1: Making sure Windows 10 is up-to-date (if applicable)

From our investigations, the “debugger has been found running in your system” error mainly occurs on Windows 10 systems that are not up khổng lồ date. Quite a few users have sầu reported that the issue is fixed on their Windows 10 computers after installing the pending Windows update.

Note: If you don’t have Windows 10 or if your OS is up-to-date, skip straight to lớn Method 3.

Here’s a quick guide on installing the missing updates on your Windows 10 OS:

mở cửa a Run box by pressing Windows key + R. Then, type “ms-settings:windowsupdate” và hit Enter lớn open the Windows Update screen.
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Clichồng the Check for updates button & follow the on-screen prompts lớn install the missing Windows updates.
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Once all the pending Windows updates have been installed, reboot your machine if not automatically prompted lớn vày so. Then, see if the “debugger has been found running in your system” error has been resolved at the next startup.

If you’re still encountering the same error when opening certain applications or games, move sầu over khổng lồ Method 2. 

Method 2: Adding the game/application thư mục to Antivirus exception danh mục (if applicable)

Most of the time, users affected by the “debugger has been found running in your system” error have managed to lớn identify their external antivirut solution as the culprit.

Note: If you’re not using a 3rd tiệc nhỏ security suite, skip straight khổng lồ Method 3.

Affected users have managed to resolve sầu the issue either by adding the game or application thư mục to the exception các mục or by uninstalling the 3rd tiệc nhỏ antivirus completely. It turns out that Windows Defender will not produce this sort of problem.

The vast majority of user reports point towards AVG or Mc Afee as the main external security suites that will create false positives resulting in the “debugger has been found running in your system” error.

One way to lớn khuyến mãi with this conflict is khổng lồ navigate to your antivi khuẩn settings and add the whole application folder (containing the executable that is showing the “debugger has been found running in your system” error) khổng lồ the Exclusion các mục. Going this route will enable you to lớn continue using your 3rd tiệc ngọt antivirus. But keep in mind that the exact steps are highly dependable on which external security suite you use.

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Note: If you’re using AVG you can reach the exception menu by navigating to Options > Advanced Settings > Exceptions. Once you arrive there, clichồng on Add Exception, select Folder as the Exception Type và choose the folder containing the executable that is displaying the “debugger has been found running in your system” error.

If your AV doesn’t have an exclusion các mục or you can’t find it, you can also uninstall the security suite completely from your system. To vị this, open a Run box (Windows key + R) và press Enter khổng lồ open The Programs & Features window. Then, scroll through the application danh mục & uninstall your 3rd antivirus.


If this method wasn’t applicable or didn’t help you to fix the “debugger has been found running in your system” error, move sầu down khổng lồ Method 3.

Method 3: Reinstalling GameGuard

If your external antivirut was not to lớn blame for the “debugger has been found running in your system” error, let’s see if GameGuard is causing the issue. Some users have reported that the error went away after they reinstalled or completely removed GameGuard from their systems.

Note: Keep in mind that most games that are released nowadays are using their own systems lớn protect against cheats and other types of exploits. Because of this, GameGuard is largely unnecessary (unless you’re playing a very old MMO). Even more, GG is known lớn conflict with certain games producing the “debugger has been found running in your system” error.

Here’s a quichồng guide on reinstalling or removing GameGuard:

Press Windows key + R lớn open up a Run box. Then, type “appwiz.cpl” and hit Enter lớn open Programs and Features.
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In Programs và Features, scroll through the application list & uninstall GameGuard from your system.Navigate to C: Program Files (x86) NCSOFT BnS và see whether you still have your GameGuard files in the GG folder. If you vì, delete the thư mục entirely.If you wished khổng lồ uninstall GameGuard, you can over it right here with a restart và see if the issue has been resolved at the next boot. If you kết thúc up needing GameGuardian, you can now install it again and the Bns thư mục will be restored.

If this method wasn’t applicable or didn’t enable you to get around the “debugger has been found running in your system” error, move sầu down lớn Method 3.

Method 4: Opening the application in Safe Mode

While this might not treat the cause of the issue, it will most likely allow you to lớn open the application/game in question. Some users have sầu managed to lớn get around this issue by opening the executable in Safe Mode. This likely happens because the application is opening without interference caused by other 3rd-buổi tiệc nhỏ processes that might be running in the background.

To boot in safe mode, cliông chồng the Start inhỏ (bottom-left corner) và hold the Shift key while clicking the Restart button. Once your computer boots up inkhổng lồ safe mode, open the application and see whether it opens without the “debugger has been found running in your system” error. If it opens without problems, open Programs and Features (Windows key + R, then type “appwiz.cpl” & hit Enter) & systematically uninstall any 3rd tiệc ngọt application that might be causing the interference.

If you’re still getting the “debugger has been found running in your system” error at a start of an application, move sầu down to lớn the method below.

Method 5: Using a system restore point

If all of the methods above have sầu failed you, one sure way lớn go around resolving the “debugger has been found running in your system” error is to use a system restore point to lớn restore your machine khổng lồ a state where you were able khổng lồ open the application without issues. However, this method might not be applicable if you don’t have sầu a system restore point older than when you first started experiencing these symptoms.

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Here’s a quichồng guide on using a previous System Restore point khổng lồ restore your machine lớn a state where the “debugger has been found running in your system” error was not manifesting:

Press Windows key + R to open up a Run box. Then, type “rstrui” and hit Enter khổng lồ open the System Restore wizard.
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In the System Restore wizard, clichồng the Next button at the first prompt, then check the box associated with Show more restore points lớn see all the available options.
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Next, select a restore point that is dated prior to lớn when you first started experiencing the “debugger has been found running in your system” error and hit Next lớn proceed.Now that everything is phối up, clichồng on Finish to kickstart the restoring process. At the end of this process, your computer will restart & the olde state will be mounted at the next startup.