No personal data is transmitted and all communication is encrypted.
An exception would be filenames. If you named your cheat "my_wallhack.dll", we would see that string. Even the username in a path would be stripped, so "C:\Users\John\aimbot.dll" would become "5\aimbot.dll".
Furthermore, as the game account identifier is anonymized (from EQU8's perspective), only the Studio know the actual account to which a specific event belongs.
EQU8 is a Swedish company and subject to all EU data protection legislation.
EQU8 is lightweight and should not affect loading times significantly. Minimum CPU & RAM overhead
It should run on Wine but we don't fully support it yet. But it's planned in the future.
Yes, we do have kernel access while the game is running
EQU8 monitors the system while in-game and looks for suspicious activity from
A game you have installed on your PC has EQU8 Anti-Cheat implemented.
With overwhelming probability, it is just anti-virus throwing a false-positive. There is however the slight chance that your machine is in fact infected with a virus of some sort, and that the virus has infected the EQU8 Anti-Cheat software.
To verify the integrity of our executable (or any signed executable), download the DigiCert Certificate Utility (https://www.digicert.com/util). After running the application, you'll see a magnifying glass that says "Check Signature" just above the white box in the center. Click it and select the agent binary. If you see two green checkboxes, you are all set.
If you still have a problem, please do email us. And we will proceed to notify the anti-virus about the issue. While they work on addressing it, I suggest adding the game directory to the exclusion list of the Anti-Virus software.