How to fix error 0xC0020015 when launching Apex Legends, Battlefield 2042 and other games

Error 0xC0020015 occurs when running a variety of multiplayer video games on a PC using the functionality of EasyAntiCheat. The error message is extremely minimalistic:

Startup failed

Unexpected error. (0xC0020015)

In today's article, we'll show you how to get rid of this error and run the toy you need normally.

Solving error 0xC0020015 when launching games with EasyAntiCheat

It turns out that the appearance of error 0xC0020015 is caused by antiviruses and programs aimed at combating various malware. In particular, the problem occurs for users of the Spybot program - Search & Destroy. Try deactivating the software to protect your computer and launch the toy you need. In this case, unfortunately, you will have to figure it out on your own, because different programs turn off in different ways.

If the error is gone, you can:

  • put the game on the anti-malware exception list;
  • disable security software whenever you want to enter the game;
  • install other security software on your PC that will not cause an error.

If this solution was useless for you, then try the following:

  • completely reinstall the problematic game;
  • run the game as an administrator;
  • update the graphics drivers for your graphics card;
  • install the latest versions of DirectX, Microsoft Visual Studio C++,. NET Framework and other similar software;
  • start the installation of delayed updates for Windows OS.

The above solutions are optional - you probably won't need them. As a rule, error 0xC0020015 disappears after disabling the security software.