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Blocked loading of file 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PCProtect.dll' *FIXED!!!*
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Everything was fine until I downloaded 1.46, but then for some reasone i couldn't find any servers on multiplayer when battleye was enabled and on the launcher under battleye it said.

09-06-2015 16:06:20 - Starting BattlEye Service...
09-06-2015 16:06:20 - Updating BattlEye Service...
09-06-2015 16:06:20 - Launching the game...
09-06-2015 16:06:55 - BattlEye: Note that file blocks can be ignored if they don't cause problems with the game.
09-06-2015 16:06:55 - Blocked loading of file 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PCProtect.dll'

I tried to delete PCProtect.dll but I couldn't because it said that it was open and then I moved it to another folder but i didn't work no servers came up.

The only way for me to play Arma 3 Multiplayer right now is to play on servers that doesn't use battleye because I can only find servers when I disallow battleye in the launcher.


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Launch Arma 3 with the Arma 3 launcher with Battleye enabled

Additional Information

Okay, I think I fixed it so what i did was that i first downloaded Malwarebytes(link: ) and scaned my pc and it put the PCProtect.dll in quarantine but I'm not sure if that fixed it because i also did something else in my command promt before i launched my game which you can see here:

To fix this please reset your system’s Winsock connection settings by opening a Windows command prompt as administrator (go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories, right-click on “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as administrator”) and entering “netsh winsock reset” (without the quotes). Reboot your computer and check if your problem is fixed now.

That was all I did and now I can see and join every server again, I hope that this fix work for you guys.

Event Timeline

kt1145 edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jun 9 2015, 4:57 PM
kt1145 edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
kt1145 set Category to Game Crash.
kt1145 set Reproducibility to Always.
kt1145 set Severity to None.
kt1145 set Resolution to Open.
kt1145 set Legacy ID to 2143558345.May 8 2016, 12:11 PM

Getting similar message..
"9.6.2015 2:36:20 - Blocked loading of file 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\user32.dll'"
Anyone know what this means?

I wonder if both of you got some malware or something. user32.dll shouldn't be blocked except if it's maybe infected and that PCProtect.dll could be some malware that came with some software that you've installed.

I have the similar Bug
I spend 5 hours to resolve it with
but it doesn't run! help please! Now i have an another bug "Failes to stard Be" WHAT I DID WAS USELESS!

Adam added a comment.Jun 9 2015, 9:41 PM


You can contact [^] to whitelist the file.

Thank you for your feedback!

kt1145 added a subscriber: kt1145.May 8 2016, 12:11 PM

I think i fixed it look at Additional Information for more info.

StJimmy removed a subscriber: StJimmy.May 31 2016, 6:30 PM
dedmen closed this task as Resolved.Jul 15 2020, 11:26 AM