please don't delete threads after people answer you elsewhere. if it needed to be moved i would have moved it.
your issue is a general plugin/launcher/updater question and isn't an mq2war specific question which is why i didn't move your post here.
gonna move your post back to the thread where you were asking for help.
as far as your specifics go - it *might* not be antivirus or windows defender related, but most often is.
do you have slow internet or intermittent internet issues? because it can be those as well.
also guessing cause you tagged me you do want my help? just full disclosure between you and that other dude today my patience for being talked down to is pretty thin, so if we can just stay on topic and help get your issue resolved we'll both be happy lads
that error is saying there is an issue accessing that file which can mean things like the following:
any file syncing - like one drive
anything that scans your files
intermittent internet connection
slow internet downloading
best bet is to:
check file syncing
if you have any quarantined files, unquarantine them, then consider whitelisting your mq/eq/rg folders
re-run the launcher
cross your fingers
im just asking for help on understanding why im having this issue . when i posted i selected question / problems as it did not seem to be anything that didnt need to be in mq2war discussion thread as it wasnt a in game issue i was having you mentioned i posted in wrong forum is reason i moved it . trying to just keep things quiet and Sival. not sure why im being attacked else where im sorry.
I do not have slow internet , currently 443.89 download 78.4 up
upon restart i got same issue but it appears to give todays date on the update side ? is there anyway to tell if it updated before i log into the game ?