If you’re a Valorant player, then there’s no doubt you have Riot Games’ anti-cheat ‘Vanguard’ installed on your PC. Not only is the software essential to run Valorant, but if you manually quit Vanguard at any point while your PC is running, you’ll have to restart Windows to be able to play Valorant again.
Riot’s Vanguard automatically launches every time you turn on your PC, and users have to manually close the application every time to prevent it from interfering with unwanted applications.
However, this can often get frustrating, and many users may want to uninstall the program entirely to solve this problem, especially if they’re not a regular player of Valorant.
Luckily, disabling Riot Vanguard is a straightforward process and takes no more than a few seconds.
In this article, we’ll look at how you can disable Riot Vanguard immediately and stop it from booting up every time you start Windows.
How To Disable Riot Vanguard
If you don’t want to uninstall Riot Vanguard and just wish to temporarily disable it, follow these steps:
- Open your system tray by clicking on the small upward-facing arrow situated on the right side of your taskbar.
- Right-click on the Riot Vanguard logo.
- Hit ‘Exit Vanguard’.
- Hit ‘Yes’.
And that’s it. You have successfully disabled Riot Vanguard from your PC. Now to re-enable it, all you need to do is restart your computer.
How To Uninstall Riot Vanguard
If you wish to uninstall Riot Vanguard from your PC, follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
- Type “Add or remove programs,” and press Enter.
- Find ‘Riot Vanguard’.
- Click on it and then ‘Uninstall’.
- Finish the uninstallation process.
After completing the process, Vanguard will be removed from your computer.