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How to fully uninstall the ESEA Client
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#1
33 Frags +

Run a command prompt, type this:
driverquery | findstr ESEA*
If you get a result, the ESEA Driver is still running.

To Remove:
these steps may work:
Start -> Device Manager
View -> Show Hidden Devices
Expand "Non-Plug and Play Drivers"
Right click "ESEADriver2" -> Uninstall

If those steps don't work (I had to do this second method) navigate to here and delete this file
C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Temp\ESEADriver2.sys

http://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/1qzqyt/esports_entertainment_settles_user_spying_bitcoin/cdi9mo7

http://www.reddit.com/r/truetf2/comments/1r49vm/how_to_uninstall_the_esea_client_xpost_from_csgo/

Edit: You need to remove the client first, this just prevents it from reinstalling itself on your computer.

[b]Run a command prompt, type this:[/b]
driverquery | findstr ESEA*
If you get a result, the ESEA Driver is still running.

[b]To Remove:[/b]
these steps may work:
Start -> Device Manager
View -> Show Hidden Devices
Expand "Non-Plug and Play Drivers"
Right click "ESEADriver2" -> Uninstall

If those steps don't work (I had to do this second method) navigate to here and delete this file
C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Temp\ESEADriver2.sys


http://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/1qzqyt/esports_entertainment_settles_user_spying_bitcoin/cdi9mo7

http://www.reddit.com/r/truetf2/comments/1r49vm/how_to_uninstall_the_esea_client_xpost_from_csgo/


[b]Edit:[/b][b][/b] You need to remove the client first, this just prevents it from reinstalling itself on your computer.
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#2
10 Frags +

thanks for credit

thanks for credit
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#3
4 Frags +

You missed the first step: UNINSTALL THE CLIENT PROGRAM ITSELF FIRST. IDK if that actually does anything, but it's better than the client reinstalling the driver when uninstalling it.

You missed the first step: UNINSTALL THE CLIENT PROGRAM ITSELF FIRST. IDK if that actually does anything, but it's better than the client reinstalling the driver when uninstalling it.
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#4
0 Frags +
tranchemusicthanks for credit

No problem! Gotta give credit to where it's due!

[quote=tranchemusic]thanks for credit[/quote]

No problem! Gotta give credit to where it's due!
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#5
-1 Frags +

I deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :S

I deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :S
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#6
0 Frags +
hookyYou missed the first step: UNINSTALL THE CLIENT PROGRAM ITSELF FIRST. IDK if that actually does anything, but it's better than the client reinstalling the driver when uninstalling it.

Yeah, client is setup to reinstall the driver if it notices it's missing (at least accord to the lawsuit/release/etc)

[quote=hooky]You missed the first step: UNINSTALL THE CLIENT PROGRAM ITSELF FIRST. IDK if that actually does anything, but it's better than the client reinstalling the driver when uninstalling it.[/quote]

Yeah, client is setup to reinstall the driver if it notices it's missing (at least accord to the lawsuit/release/etc)
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#7
0 Frags +
IndimanI deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :S

Did you uninstall the client?

[quote=Indiman]I deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :S[/quote]
Did you uninstall the client?
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#8
-1 Frags +
hookyIndimanI deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :SDid you uninstall the client?

yes

[quote=hooky][quote=Indiman]I deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :S[/quote]
Did you uninstall the client?[/quote]
yes
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#9
19 Frags +

I'm just gonna reformat after playoffs. Fuck it.

I'm just gonna reformat after playoffs. Fuck it.
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#10
4 Frags +

Also make sure to restart your PC

Also make sure to restart your PC
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#11
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IndimanhookyIndimanI deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :SDid you uninstall the client?yes

I had the same issue, check that you have windows explorer to show hidden folders and files. You can do this by going through

Organise > Folder and search options > View Tab > Advance Setting Box > Hidden Folders Folder > Show..

Then go back to your \Temp folder and use the search bar for ESEA, should show up as only option. Do that query in cmd again to make sure you got the little shit

[quote=Indiman][quote=hooky][quote=Indiman]I deleted all esea files in appdata/local/temp and there's no esea driver in the device manager, but I checked cmd and it says I still have the driver :S[/quote]
Did you uninstall the client?[/quote]
yes[/quote]

I had the same issue, check that you have windows explorer to show hidden folders and files. You can do this by going through

Organise > Folder and search options > View Tab > Advance Setting Box > Hidden Folders Folder > Show..

Then go back to your \Temp folder and use the search bar for ESEA, should show up as only option. Do that query in cmd again to make sure you got the little shit
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#12
0 Frags +

Nevermind, only just saw above.
It worked; thanks!

Nevermind, only just saw above.
It worked; thanks!
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#13
0 Frags +

Does the current version of the client still have the malware on it?

Does the current version of the client still have the malware on it?
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#14
4 Frags +
clorgDoes the current version of the client still have the malware on it?

I had to reformat my computer a little bit before the current season started, so I had to reinstall the client and everything, after uninstalling it a few days ago I still found the "ESEADriver2" in my device manager, so yeah, it does.

[quote=clorg]Does the current version of the client still have the malware on it?[/quote]
I had to reformat my computer a little bit before the current season started, so I had to reinstall the client and everything, after uninstalling it a few days ago I still found the "ESEADriver2" in my device manager, so yeah, it does.
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#15
26 Frags +

Remember when AVG started to detect the client as a Trojan a couple season ago? ESEA was like "oh don't worry about that, just add it as an exception and it'll stop."

Lol, fucking ESEA

Remember when AVG started to detect the client as a Trojan a couple season ago? ESEA was like "oh don't worry about that, just add it as an exception and it'll stop."

Lol, fucking ESEA
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#16
6 Frags +

I thought the same thing when the documents came out lol.

I thought the same thing when the documents came out lol.
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#17
3 Frags +
thrasherRemember when AVG started to detect the client as a Trojan a couple season ago? ESEA was like "oh don't worry about that, just add it as an exception and it'll stop."

Lol, fucking ESEA

I was thinking about this when the incident arose. Esea is a piece of shit. They need to fix their client right now. Forcing people to pay for malware is so fucking slimy its disgusting.

[quote=thrasher]Remember when AVG started to detect the client as a Trojan a couple season ago? ESEA was like "oh don't worry about that, just add it as an exception and it'll stop."

Lol, fucking ESEA[/quote]
I was thinking about this when the incident arose. Esea is a piece of shit. They need to fix their client right now. Forcing people to pay for malware is so fucking slimy its disgusting.
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#18
6 Frags +

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1471891_10101424914886098_143162098_n.jpg

Take that client

[img]https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1471891_10101424914886098_143162098_n.jpg[/img]

Take that client
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#19
1 Frags +

Thank you for this! Got that little bugger.

Thank you for this! Got that little bugger.
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#20
0 Frags +
cookieThank you for this! Got that little bugger.

No problem, glad I could help!

[quote=cookie]Thank you for this! Got that little bugger.[/quote]

No problem, glad I could help!
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#21
-1 Frags +

lol

lol
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#22
cp_granary_pro
4 Frags +

uninstalled client, deleted all esea files, emptied recycling bin. uninstalled the driver. rebooted my computer and the driver is still running :\

edit: help?

uninstalled client, deleted all esea files, emptied recycling bin. uninstalled the driver. rebooted my computer and the driver is still running :\

edit: help?
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#23
2 Frags +

Uh, just to hopefully clear something up (I could be wrong, but this is my understanding):

The "ESEA Driver" isn't malware, perse; as an anti-cheat client, you have to have a lot of systems permissions to be able to actively detect cheats that could be injected into the games. The driver is just a lower level way to monitor everything.

I'm not necessarily defending the client, nor am I saying you should leave it installed, I just want to raise the point that just because the client installs a driver to the machine doesn't automatically mean it's doing something bad.

Uh, just to hopefully clear something up (I could be wrong, but this is my understanding):

The "ESEA Driver" isn't malware, perse; as an anti-cheat client, you have to have a lot of systems permissions to be able to actively detect cheats that could be injected into the games. The driver is just a lower level way to monitor everything.

I'm not necessarily defending the client, nor am I saying you should leave it installed, I just want to raise the point that just because the client installs a driver to the machine doesn't automatically mean it's doing something bad.
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#24
10 Frags +
synchro I just want to raise the point that just because the client installs a driver to the machine doesn't automatically mean it's doing something bad.

nah it's definitely turning your gpu into a blue rhino grill
just in time to heat up those chilly rooms from winter and an easy way to make great burgers for the holiday season

getting toasty

[quote=synchro] I just want to raise the point that just because the client installs a driver to the machine doesn't automatically mean it's doing something bad.[/quote]

nah it's definitely turning your gpu into a blue rhino grill
just in time to heat up those chilly rooms from winter and an easy way to make great burgers for the holiday season

getting toasty
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#25
3 Frags +

For me, ESEADriver2 isn't in Device Manager or even C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Temp\
But if I type driverquery in Command Prompt, ESEADriver2 it's still present.
Edit:apparently if you turn on "show hidden files, folders, or drivers" ESEADriver2 will be there :)

For me, ESEADriver2 isn't in Device Manager or even C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Temp\
But if I type driverquery in Command Prompt, ESEADriver2 it's still present.
Edit:apparently if you turn on "show hidden files, folders, or drivers" ESEADriver2 will be there :)
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#26
27 Frags +

does this still work?

does this still work?
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#27
4 Frags +

when i try to delete eseadriver2 it says " The action cant be completed because the file is open in another program"

when i try to delete eseadriver2 it says " The action cant be completed because the file is open in another program"
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#28
13 Frags +

SO LONG MALWARE

SO LONG MALWARE
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#29
-6 Frags +
BrimstoneSO LONG MALWARE

*cryptocurrency mining software

[quote=Brimstone]SO LONG MALWARE[/quote]
*cryptocurrency mining software
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