It’s been almost a year since CS:GO introduced it’s “Trusted Launch Mode” and the latter has seemed to just worsen things for the community.
Ever since the launch of the same, players were unable to launch the game in the trusted mode citing errors like,
“Some of your game files have been detected to have no signatures or invalid signatures. You will not be allowed to join VAC secure servers” or “X has game files with invalid signatures and is not allowed to join VAC secure servers” where X denotes a third party file that won’t support the trusted mode.
Applications like Discord, Spotify, StreamLabs, OBS and other software are reportedly being blocked by the Trusted mode as “Malware”, the ultimate reason behind why your game won’t start. Though the update which was shipped into the game in July, 2020 clearly stated that the trusted mode would have a full-fledged access to other software, sometimes it would just fail to point out the specific program which does spark up the conflict.
How to fix Trusted Mode Error In CSGO?
- Opt for a previous version of the game.
- Launch Steam.
- Click on Library. .
- Right-click on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
- Select Properties.
- Click on the Betas tab.
- Select a previous version (might be named as 1.37.x.x) and wait for the game to download those specific files.
- Disable third party applications before launching the game.
Before launching CS:GO, make sure to terminate other third party applications like Discord, TeakSpeak or even Spotify. Once you have launched and started your match, re-launch the applications of which you had the processes killed. This would likely fix your issue and has over a decent success rate among other players.
- Continue in Untrusted mode.
Once you’re prompted to either continue with the “Untrusted launch” or retarted in “Trusted mode”, press continue and go ahead in searching for a game. This would in fact sometimes disable you from finding a game on the VAC-supported servers or else it might end up costing you an amount of your trust factor.
Valve has yet to address this issue as the latter rather seems to transition into an impending form.