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VALORANT2mo ago
LLouis

Spyware

so i've seen a few youtube videos reddit posts and even people in this discord server say val is spyware and i'd like to know if theres any solid proof its spyware besides being in ring 0 or smth
33 Replies
JSN
JSN2mo ago
It has kernel level access to your pc. It could be Spyware, but if you play games, you've You've probably give multiple people kernel level access.
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
yeah but have there been any actual known incidents of riot stealing ur info
JSN
JSN2mo ago
Same with google Not with riot actually
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
wdym
JSN
JSN2mo ago
I've never heard of riot doing anything with your data But Google interns were selling private data at some point
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
hm do you play val urself? also why does vangaurd need to run the entire time ur pc is up even when valorat isnt open
JSN
JSN2mo ago
To look for cheats
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
when val isnt open?
JSN
JSN2mo ago
There are almost mo cheaters in the game because of it Yeah
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
yeah thats true
JSN
JSN2mo ago
You can bypass anticheats otherwise
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
do you play val tho?
JSN
JSN2mo ago
You can also just close vanguard, but you have to restart your pc to play val
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
i see
JSN
JSN2mo ago
For 4 years yeah
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
dang alright
JSN
JSN2mo ago
Up to you though
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
i heard people say val had spyware and it kinda spooked me cuz i've had experiences with spyware and malware and overall sketchy stuff before
JSN
JSN2mo ago
If you're that worried, just don't install it
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
already been playing for about a year just started seeing the rumours
JSN
JSN2mo ago
Vanguard isn't the only kernel level anticheat
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
yeah i know that just a me proble ig seeing that kinda stuff throws me for a loop
JSN
JSN2mo ago
The safest thing to do is get off the internet tbh. There's always risks that your taking just by logging in to anythjng.
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
the thing is there hasnt been any actual incidents of people having spyware or stuff like that besides vangaurd being a kernel level anticheat so the game is like 99% safe but it having that much access to your computer is putting me off so i've been playing but also being like: "but what if its collecting my data rn as im just sitting here" so idrk what to do
JSN
JSN2mo ago
I mean it's probably collecting data But it's not like riot has done anything with it
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
so far atleast its just skepticism and i also dont wanna just up and quit valorant cuz like yknow i like the game actually in a scenario where riot was collecting user data and doing anything malicious with it wouldnt they have huge legal issues
JSN
JSN2mo ago
Not if it's hidden
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
yeah ig btw does valorant being owned by tencent have anything to do with all this
JSN
JSN2mo ago
Yeah people have been speculating all the data is going to china because of that. China probably has all my data anyway because I live in the US
LLouis
LLouis2mo ago
dang
lune
lune2mo ago
according to vanguard team lead penguin something, its only the driver running 24/7 and you could exit it. It is only accessed when a riot app is running but in order to be accessed at any time it must run all the time what you do with this information is up to you
lune
lune2mo ago
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lune2mo ago
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