Game crashes on character select screen

I'm on my 3rd reinstall and the game crashes after I create a character, and then when re-launching, crashes immediately upon choosing a ship and going to the character selection screen. I've tried changing the permissions to give access to admin, etc., nothing has helped.

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Turns out GameGuard (Anti-Cheat) for PSO2 doesn't like certain software running in the background and will crash the game as soon as it detects one.