Error Code: 20006 (Cannot create service (StartService failed: 1053)) Shows up whenever I load the game

Whenever I try to load up Vermintide 2, the game shows this error message and the game doesn’t load. Here’s the information the crash reports provide.
GUID: 1864243a-596d-4277-a749-971ba7cf8727
Log File:
Info Type:


GameID: 226 (32bit)
Windows Version: 10.0 (Build 14393)
Error Code: 20006
Process Exit Code: 0h
UUID: ea9cf233-d1ab-47a3-70e5-599591fb8b37
Processes list:
applicationframehost.exe
audiodg.exe
chrome.exe
conhost.exe
csrss.exe
discord.exe
dllhost.exe
dwm.exe
eac_launcher.exe
explorer.exe
fontdrvhost.exe
icue.exe
launcher.exe
lsass.exe
memory compression
mpcmdrun.exe
msascuil.exe
msmpeng.exe
nvcontainer.exe
nvdisplay.container.exe
nvidia web helper.exe
rtkngui64.exe
rundll32.exe
runtimebroker.exe
searchindexer.exe
searchui.exe
services.exe
shellexperiencehost.exe
sihost.exe
smss.exe
spoolsv.exe
steam.exe
steamwebhelper.exe
svchost.exe
taskhostw.exe
wininit.exe
winlogon.exe
wmiprvse.exe

This is an error produced by our anti-cheat service, Easy Anti-Cheat.

I have queried this particular error with them in the past; please see their response below:

This error is usually triggered by these softwares: ByteFence, Reason Core Security, Webroot SecureAnywhere.
Only disabling it will not be enough, it is necessary to uninstall it, cold reboot the PC and repair the service.

Thank you for the response. I actually did a recent wipe of my PC and as a result don’t have those softwares installed. Is there anything else I can do?

That’s odd. Could you try a ‘Selective Startup’ by:

  1. Press the Windows key
  2. Type ‘msconfig’ and select ‘System Configuration’
  3. On the ‘General’ tab, select ‘Selective Startup’
  4. Deselect ‘Load startup Items’
  5. Reboot your PC
  6. Launch Vermintide 2 as normal, and see if the issue persists

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