Skse64 is a short form of the Skyrim Script Extender 64 tool, which is used as a modding tool for creating complex mods in the Skyrim Special Edition game. It is very Popular and creating some of the popular mods of the game is its moral work. Though this is a solid performance tool, there are times when it faces some issues. In this article, we’ll provide you with the solution of how to fix Skse64 not working.

Fix SKSE64 Not Working Issue

We suggest you restart your computer before you perform this troubleshooting procedure of the specific problem. This step will refresh your operating system alongside removing temporary corrupt data. Besides, it is pretty much effective for fixing the most software related issues.

There are a couple of factors that can be the cause of this specific problem interference from the antivirus program to a faulty mod. We’ve listed the troubleshooting procedure you need to follow to solve this problem.

Allow firewall access

The most common reason for which it occurs is being blocked by the firewall. That’s why you have to make sure it has firewall access.

  • Click on the Start Menu and select the “Settings” symbol.
  • In the settings, find and click on the “Updates & Security” option.
  • Click on the “Windows Security” present on the left panel.
  • Select the “Firewall & Network Protection” option.
  • Then you will see the option “Allow an application through firewall” and select.
  • Select “Change Settings” to allow the necessary permissions.
  • Allow “Skyrim” and all the Skyrim related applications of both “Public” and “Private” networks.
  • Also, allow the “Steam” option.
  • Lastly, Click on “OK“ and run the game.

Check it out and see if there are still issues of Skyrim Script Extender 64 not working.

Turn off the Antivirus

Make sure to disable antivirus as it can be another reason which is causing the problem.

For using Windows Security:

  • Go to start and then navigate to the “Update & Security” option in the Settings. After that find the “Virus & threat protection” inside “Windows Security” and click on it. Now select “Manage settings”.
  • Turn off the Real-time protection.

For using Avast:

  • Find the Avast application icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Select Avast shields control.
  • Search for the options to disable the program and they are for 10 minutes, 1 hour, or until you turn it back on. Select the one that suits you best and disable the program.

For using AVG:

  • Find the AVG application icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Select Temporarily disable AVG protection.
  • Choose whether you want AVG to disable its firewall protection along with for how long you want it to be disabled.
  • Then click “OK” to disable the program.

For using McAfee:

  • Find the McAfee antivirus application icon in your computer’s system tray and right-click on it.
  • Click Exit.
  • It will show a dialog box with a warning saying, “McAfee‘s protection will be turned off”. Click Yes to disable it.

If the Skse64 not working issue does not occur in this case, you will need to add the game mod to the exception list of your antivirus software.

Add to the exception list:

Windows Security:

  • Go to Settings.
  • In the settings, find and click on the “Updates & Security” option.
  • Click on the “Windows Security” present on the left panel.
  • Select “Virus and threat protection”.
  • Now click on the “Manage Settings” point under the “Virus & Threat Protection Settings” heading.
  • Scroll down and select the “Add or Remove an Exclusion” option under the “Exclusions” heading.
  • Click on “Add an Exclusion” and select “Folder”.
  • Add the Skyrim installation folder to this.

Bitdefender:

  • Open Bitdefender and go to the Protection Window by clicking the shield icon that comes below in the picture.
  • Select the link that says View Modules.
  • Click on the Settings icon which is on the upper right corner of the antivirus.
  • Go to the Exclusions tab that is present in the window.
  • Now select the List of files and folders excluded from the scanning option.
  • Click on the ADD button. Navigate to your game directory and select the Skyrim installation folder to exclude it from the scanning process. You should also select Both options before adding an exception.
  • Select Add and save changes.
  • You can also add the game executable file in the exceptions list with the “List of processes excluded from scanning” option.

Avast Antivirus:

  • Open the Avast interface.
  • Click on Settings at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Navigate to General and scroll down the options until you find Exclusions.
  • Expand the exclusions section and you will find a dialogue where you can add global exceptions. Navigate to your game directory by using the option of Browse.
  • After selecting the game folder, click on ADD at the bottom left side of the screen. Press OK and it is added to global exceptions of Avast antivirus.

McAfee Antivirus:

  • Open McAfee Antivirus.
  • Select “Manage Security”.
  • Click on the option Schedule and run scans option in the box of Virus and Spyware Protection.
  • Select the option from the list of options under Schedules scans. Then a new window will open and You can see the Add button under the tab of Excluded Files and Folders. Select the “game directory” after you click Add through the file explorer.
  • Upon racing the location, select the folder and save changes.

Kaspersky AV:

  • Open Kaspersky AV.
  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Click on the tab of Additional and then select the tab of Threats and Exclusions from the list of options.
  • Select the Configure Exclusions in the middle of the screen.
  • Click on the option of Add in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Now go to the game directory by using the Browse button. After reaching the location, select the folder and save changes.

Malwarebytes:

  • Open your Malwarebytes.
  • Once the program is opened, select the Malware Exclusions tab on the left side of the window.
  • In this tab, find an option that says “Add folder”. Click onto it and you will be taken to File Explorer from where you can select your game directory easily. Upon reaching the location, select the folder and save changes.

Check the changes and if the problem is still occurring.

Disable the faulty mods

The last step you can do to fix the problem is by disabling the faulty mods as they can be the reason for the cause.

  • Launch The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and select the Mods from the main menu.
  • Navigate to the mod you want to uninstall in your Library.
  • Now select the mod you wish to uninstall and select Delete or Disable.

Check the changes and if the Skse64 not working issue is still occurring.