League Of Legends RADS Error On Windows 10

League of Legends is one of the  popular multiplayer online battle arena games available for the Windows and MacOS platform. Players control a champion, and battle against the opposing team with the main goal of destroying their Nexus. Although this is a solid performing game there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the League of Legends RADS error in windows 10 issue.

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and removes any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

How to fix League Of Legends RADS Error On Windows 10

Run the LoL patcher as an administrator

The first thing you will need to do in this case is to run the LoL patcher as an administrator.

  • Go to League of Legends installation directory.
  • Locate LoL the Patcher, right-click it and choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.

Try checking if the League OfLegends RAD problem still occurs.


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Add LoL to the exception list

Since this problem prevents the game from connecting to the LoL servers then it’s possible that the firewall is blocking the connection. Try adding the game to the exception list then check if this fixes the problem.

  • Type “firewall” in the search box.
  • Then select to open Allow an app through Windows Firewall.
  • Press the Change Settings button to adjust the options.
  • Select both the check boxes for the League of Legends software on the Allowed apps list that the “Windows Firewall has blocked some features” alert keeps popping up for.
  • Click the OK button.

Check if the connection issue still occurs.

Try changing your computer DNS

One of the most common factors that can cause this problem is the DNS that your computer is using. There might be an issue with the DNS that you are using which is preventing the game from connecting to the server. To fix this you should try using Google’s public DNS.

  • Click on the Start button
  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Network & Internet.
  • Click on Change Adapter options.
  • Right click the Network connection and select Properties.
  • Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click on the Properties button.
  • Click on use the following DNS server addresses
  • Enter 8.8.8.8 as a preferred DNS Server and 8.8.4.4 as Alternate DNS Server
  • Press OK to save your changes.

Try checking if the League of Legends RADS error still occurs.

Disable the antivirus

Another factor that can cause this problem is the antivirus software. To check if this is the culprit, you should try to disable this.

If you are using Windows Security

  • Select Start  – Settings  > Update & Security  Windows Security Virus & threat protection > Manage settings
  • Switch Real-time protection to OFF.

If you are using Avast

  • Search for the Avast icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on Avast shields control.
  • Locate the options to disable the program – the options are to disable it for 10 minutes, an hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently (until you yourself turn it back on). Select whatever option suits you best and use it to disable the program.

If you are using AVG

  • Search for the AVG icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on Temporarily disable AVG protection.
  • Choose how long you want AVG to be turned off and whether you want AVG to disable its Firewall too.
  • Click on OK to disable the antivirus program.

If you are using McAfee

  • Search for the McAfee Antivirus icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click on Exit.
  • You should see a dialog box warning you that McAfee‘s protection will be turned off. Click on Yes in this dialog box to disable the antivirus program

If the issue does not occur after turning off the antivirus then I suggest that you turn on the antivirus then add League of Legends in its exception list.

Windows Defender

  • Click the Windows button and in the search bar type “Windows defender”.
  • Open the application named “Windows Defender Security Center”.
  • Select the option “Virus and threat protection”.
  • Go to Virus and Threat Protection Settings. Windows may prompt you to allow an administrator access to use this feature. If so, press Yes.
  • Search the window which says “Add or remove exclusions”. Click it and you will be navigated to a menu where you can add exclusions.
  • Click on the option which says “Exclude a folder” and navigate to your League of Legends directory. Once you reach the location select the folder and save changes.

Bitdefender

  • Open Bitdefender and go to the Protection Window by clicking the shield icon shown below in the picture.
  • Click on the link which says View Modules.
  • Click on the Settings icon which you can see on the upper right corner of the antivirus.
  • Go to the Exclusions tab present in the window.
  • Click on “List of files and folders excluded from scanning”.
  • Click on the ADD button. Navigate to your League of Legends directory and select the folder to exclude it from the scanning process. You should also select the Both option before you add an exception
  • Click Add and save changes.

Avast Antivirus

  • Open the Avast interface.
  • Click on Settings found at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • From Settings, browse to General and scroll down the options until you find Exclusions.
  • Expand the section and you will see a dialogue where you can add global exceptions. Navigate to your League of Legends  directory using the option of Browse.
  • Once you have selected the League of Legends  folder, click on ADD found at the bottom left side of the screen. Press OK and it is now added to global exceptions of Avast antivirus.

McAfee Antivirus

  • Open McAfee Antivirus by clicking on its icon present on the toolbar on the bottom right side of your Windows.
  • Click on Manage Security.
  • Select the option of Schedule and run scans option present in the box of Virus and Spyware Protection.
  • Select the option of Schedules scans from the list of options that follow. A new window will open and from there you will see the Add button present under the tab of Excluded Files and Folders. Select the League of Legends  directory after clicking Add through the file explorer.
  • Once you reach the location select the folder and save changes.

Kaspersky AV

  • Open Kaspersky AV from the icon present in your taskbar at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Navigate to the Settings menu.
  • Select the tab of Additional and select the tab of Threats and Exclusions from the list of options given.
  • Click on the Configure Exclusions present in the middle of the screen.
  • Select the option of Add present in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Now navigate to the League of Legends  directory using the Browse button. Once you reach the location select the folder and save changes.

Malwarebytes

  • Open your Malwarebytes window by either clicking on the icon in the taskbar located at the bottom right side of the screen, or by clicking the program’s launch file.
  • Once the program is opened, click on the Malware Exclusions tab located on the left side of the window.
  • In this tab, you find an option which says “Add folder”. Click it and you will be navigated to File Explorer from where you can select your League of Legends directory.

Try checking if the League of Legends RADS error still occurs.

Reinstall the game

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should try to reinstall the game.

Uninstall

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • From here, open Settings.
  • Select Apps
  • Select “Garena – League of Legends” from the list.
  • Select “Uninstall”

Install

  • Download the LoL client installer for PC
  • Launch the installer and follow the prompts in the setup wizard. This wizard will install the basic patcher for LoL.
  • Launch League of Legends and the patcher will complete the installation of the game client.
  • Press the Launch button at the top of the patcher screen and the game client will open.
  • The game client will continue to download the rest of the game. You may login to the client during this time but will be unable to start a game until the download is complete.

Try checking if the League of Legends RADS error still occurs.