How To Fix Debugger Has Been Found Running In Your System Error

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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 to lớn open a game launcher.

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


But before you vì chưng 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 and 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 khổng lồ resolve 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 lớn 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 sầu Windows 10 or if your OS is up-to-date, skip straight khổng lồ Method 3.

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

Open a Run box by pressing Windows key + R. Then, type “ms-settings:windowsupdate” and hit Enter to open the Windows Update screen.
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Cliông chồng the Cheông xã for updates button & follow the on-screen prompts to 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 to lớn do 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 over lớn Method 2. 

Method 2: Adding the game/application thư mục khổng lồ Antivi khuẩn 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 antivi khuẩn solution as the culprit.

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

Affected users have managed khổng lồ resolve the issue either by adding the game or application thư mục khổng lồ the exception các mục or by uninstalling the 3rd party antivirut 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 khổng lồ giảm giá with this conflict is to navigate khổng lồ your antivirus settings và add the whole application thư mục (containing the executable that is showing the “debugger has been found running in your system” error) to lớn the Exclusion các mục. Going this route will enable you khổng lồ continue using your 3rd các buổi party antivirut. 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 khổng lồ Options > Advanced Settings > Exceptions. Once you arrive sầu there, click on Add Exception, select Folder as the Exception Type & choose the thư mục containing the executable that is displaying the “debugger has been found running in your system” error.

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

Method 3: Reinstalling GameGuard

If your external antivi khuẩn 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 sầu 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 to lớn protect against cheats và other types of exploits. Because of this, GameGuard is largely unnecessary (unless you’re playing a very old MMO). Even more, GG is known to conflict with certain games producing the “debugger has been found running in your system” error.

Here’s a quiông xã guide on reinstalling or removing GameGuard:

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

If this method wasn’t applicable or didn’t enable you to lớn get around the “debugger has been found running in your system” error, move down to 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 open the application/game in question. Some users have managed khổng lồ 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-các buổi party processes that might be running in the background.

To boot in safe mode, click the Start inhỏ (bottom-left corner) and hold the Shift key while clicking the Restart button. Once your computer boots up into safe mode, open the application & see whether it opens without the “debugger has been found running in your system” error. If it opens without problems, open Programs & Features (Windows key + R, then type “appwiz.cpl” & hit Enter) và systematically uninstall any 3rd buổi 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 lớn the method below.

Method 5: Using a system restore point

If all of the methods above sầu have sầu failed you, one sure way lớn go around resolving the “debugger has been found running in your system” error is to lớn use a system restore point khổng lồ restore your machine lớn a state where you were able to lớn 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.

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 khổng lồ open up a Run box. Then, type “rstrui” and hit Enter lớn 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 to lớn see all the available options.
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Next, select a restore point that is dated prior khổng lồ when you first started experiencing the “debugger has been found running in your system” error và hit Next khổng lồ proceed.Now that everything is mix up, clichồng on Finish to lớn kickstart the restoring process. At the over of this process, your computer will restart and the olde state will be mounted at the next startup.

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