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

Windows 10 is one of the most stable versions of Windows to date that offers several great features. There are however times when certain issues can occur such as the “A debugger has been found running in your system” error. If you are experiencing this problem then you have come to the right place as we will be helping you fix this.

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

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below its best to restart your computer first. This will refresh the operating system and remove any corrupted temporary data that could be causing the problem.

This problem is usually caused by an application other than the one you are running that is trying to manage it. This could be the antivirus software or even an anti-cheating software if the issue occurs when trying to run a game. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.

Update your Windows 10 computer

Microsoft usually releases software updated to make Windows perform better. If your computer is running on an outdated version of Windows then it’s possible that this problem will occur. To fix this you will have to make sure that your system is updated.

  • Open a Run box by pressing Windows key + R
  • Type “ms-settings:windowsupdate” and hit Enter to open the Windows Update screen.
  • Click the Check for updates button and follow the on-screen prompts to install the missing Windows updates.
  • After all the pending Windows updates have been installed restart your computer

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Add the game to the antivirus exception list

If you are using a third party antivirus software then it might be causing this problem by tagging the program you are trying to run as a threat. This usually occurs when using the AVG or McAfee antivirus software. What you will want to do is to add the game in the exception list.


  • Double-click the AVG icon in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar  to open the AVG Control Panel.
  • Double-click “Anti-Virus” in the Control Panel to view its settings.
  • Click the “Manage exceptions” button.
  • Click the “Add Path” button to add an entire folder to the Exceptions list or “Add File” button to add a single file to the list.
  • Select the folder or file and click “OK” to add it to the Exceptions list.
  • Click “Apply” to apply the new settings.
  • Click “OK” to close the AVG Advanced Settings window.


  • Type “VirusScan Console” at the Start screen and press “Enter.”
  • Right-click “On-Access Scanner” listed in the left window pane and select “Properties.”
  • Click “All Processes, Detection, Exclusions” and select the “Exclusions” tab.
  • Click the “Add” button, click “Browse” and select the folder or file you want to add as an exception.
  • Click “OK” in the “Add Exclusions Item” dialog box and click “OK” in the “Set Exclusions” prompt.
  • Click “Apply” in the “On-Demand Scan Properties” window and click “OK” to save your settings.

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Reinstall GameGuard

If the error occurs when trying to run an old MMO gaming titles then there’s a possibility that the problem is caused by GameGuard. You should try reinstalling this anti-cheating software then check if the issue still occurs.

  • Press Windows key + R to open up a Run box.
  • Type “appwiz.cpl” and hit Enter to open Programs and Features.
  • In Programs and Features, scroll through the application list and uninstall GameGuard from your system.
  • Go to C:\ Program Files (x86) \ NCSOFT \ BnS and delete the GameGuard files in the GG folder.
  • If you wished to uninstall GameGuard, you can end it right here with a restart and see if the issue has been resolved at the next boot.
  • Reinstall GameGuard

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Open the application in Safe Mode

To check if a third party app is interfering with the application you are trying to run you will need to start your computer in Safe Mode.

  • Click Windows-button → On/Off.
  • Hold down the Shift key and click Restart.
  • Click the option Troubleshoot and then Advanced options.
  • Go to “Advanced options” and click Start-up Settings.
  • Under “Start-up Settings” click Restart.
  • Several boot options are displayed.The relevant options for booting in Safe Mode are the numbers 4,5 or 6. You should try to select 4.
  • windows 10 is now starting in Safe Mode.

If the problem does not occur in this mode then you will need to uninstall any third party software that could be the culprit behind this.

Use System Restore

If the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should rollback your Windows 10 system to a previous system restore point where the issue did not occur. Take note that this will only work if you have previously setup the System Restore feature.

  • Press Windows key + R to open up a Run box. 
  • Type “rstrui” and hit Enter to open the System Restore wizard.
  • In the System Restore wizard, click the Next button at the first prompt, then check the box associated with Show more restore points to see all the available options.
  • Select a restore point that is dated prior to when you first started experiencing the problem and hit Next to proceed.
  • Click on Finish to kickstart the restoring process. At the end of this process, your computer will restart.

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