View Full Version : VAC-VirtualGuard - [Anti Cheat Software]

04-30-2011, 10:05 AM


Ever wanted to join a server and know for sure all the players are not cheating? This is usually only possible in gaming leagues using their own AC system, for example ESL wire.

A few months ago we decided that an easy to use, universal Anti-Cheat software needed to be readily available to the gaming community, to use with all games running through Steam linking your Steam ID to your AC account. This is what VirtualGuard - Anti Cheat (VGac) is all about, it allows you to play with anyone running VGac with the knowledge they are not cheating. The software is currently being trialed in a gaming league for CS:S and a BC2 server is requesting players join running VGac. The team behind VirtualGuard are some of the communities experts in cheat detection and prevention, and have combined their efforts to produce this open community project, remember though VGac was built primarily for cheat prevention not detection.

HD screenshot (http://nf-gaming.net/VGac(thescreenshot).png)

If you are a server admin and find it frustrating when you 'think' someone is cheating, but you have no proof - and so do not want to kick/ban them in the case they are legit, we believe that requesting a suspicious player to immediately leave and return with VGac running is a positive way to catch out those who are actually cheating. If we can make players running VGac the norm we can really hit back at cheaters, on the other hand it also allows players who are accused of cheating to link anyone to their VGac profile which is streamed live screenshots and memory scan results.

Are you a server admin?
If you want to support VGac let us know and we can add you to the supporters list. We believe that if a server admin can request to see someones VGac profile and they decline to provide it they have enough reasonable doubt to remove that player. If you get someone appealing on your forum regarding a ban - tell them to get VGac.

We are currently working on a VirtualGuard server monitor, which will allow server admins to stream ban lists from other sites, the program will alert you of players joining who are found on a ban list database, the app will also allow users to use in game commands such as !request admin, !report <player> <reason> and !message, all will be stored locally on the owners PC.

VGac is a client-side application, running on your machine and offering protection to you and your team-mates in online leagues and tournaments. It works by taking live in game screenshots and streaming them to your VirtualGuard profile, in your current game session, the program also actively scans for known processes and memory changes.

BC2 game session: http://nf-gaming.net/virtualguard/users/KRZman-22-04-2011-06-03-16.htm
CSS game session: http://nf-gaming.net/virtualguard/users/Daspi-22-04-2011-05-21-38.htm
BlackOps game session: http://nf-gaming.net/virtualguard/users/Gruffy-17-04-2011-10-31-06.htm

Download VirtualGuard 0.2.5 (http://nf-gaming.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&p=4#p4)


-Live in game screenshots (displayed on your profile)
-Memory scans (displayed on your profile)
-Auto updater
-Steam ID link to VirtualGuard profile
-Works with most Steam games
-Ranking system depending on your Steam prestige
-Injection detection against dynamic link libaries

Site: http://nf-gaming.net/virtualguard
Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/virtualguard
Promo video: Virtual Guard: Anti Cheat Software (Promo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muuVozxRSjs#ws)


Regards, Daspi

04-30-2011, 03:33 PM
Thanks for joining us Daspi and posting this info about VirtualGuard. Everyone will be interested in checking it out.


04-30-2011, 05:17 PM
Thank you, i hope everyone gets something out of the project :)

I will post an update when we have finished the server monitoring tool.

05-01-2011, 03:58 PM
Looks interesting. You mention universal. Is that only for those 3 games, or do you plan to release more game support such as AA3.

05-01-2011, 08:50 PM
The VirtualGuard anti-cheat system works for all games ran through Steam, this includes any non-steam game also, as VirtualGuard uses Steam functions to take in-game screenshots, this is so that there are no issues regarding 'black' or 'invalid' screenshots. As long as the game shortcut is added to the Steam client and you edit VirtualGuard to work with which ever game you are running, the software will work. So yes it would work fine with America's Army 3. The memory scans and anti injection and debug prevention methods are universal for all games, so this is also not a problem.

The reason we have released VirtualGuard - Anti Cheat is to show what our 'VG' engine can do, and hope to develop and improve VirtualGuard further.

We are currently in talks with a number of gaming leagues who are having issues with conventional anti-cheat methods and are looking into utilizing the VirtualGuard anti-cheat engine :)

08-29-2011, 07:24 PM
UpDate Website: http://www.nf-gaming.net/virtualguard/

Daspi: the program itself was very complex and diverse
Daspi: it involved nearly 12 coders from around Europe
Daspi: and needs 4 dedicated servers to run

08-30-2011, 12:28 AM
Thanks for updating this. This is the first time I have heard of this and am very interested in checking this out.

08-30-2011, 12:00 PM
Daspi is looking for partners, or to transfer it to another AntiCheat Organization.

Might be a great opportunity for those working solely with PunkBuster to also have a connection to VAC, in order to have a larger base and more security in the future.

08-31-2011, 02:52 PM
We are looking for a project manager, someone who could keep the project going and look after the general administration of the system, the person would ideally be trusted or associated with a trusted anti cheat organization.

Some coding and server knowledge is advantageous. If this sounds like you, send me a PM if you're interested.

08-31-2011, 05:51 PM
website looks good Daspi. What kind of state-of-the-art methods do u use ???