I'm glad someone else is running into the same issue as me, maybe they really did patch it.
Refer to my post on another user's thread:
Originally Posted by proToon
I'm not sure but CE may be detected under certain operating systems at this point, I set up VMWare 8 with Windows 8, AVA, and CE. Game-guard kicks me as soon as game opens and tries to load character screen. CE isn't running, I even tried uninstalling it. Downloaded the .erl deleter inspired by AvA Player, ran it after each kick. Have also tried a complete re-install of the game. This latest patch that my client updated to (1137 or something?) might have done it.
To be thorough I just ran AVA on my actual machine (Windows 7 64-bit) which has worked without a single issue (which is why I didn't even bother trying to run it prior to setting up VMWare and whatnot.). Get the same exact error at the same exact time, except on the host machine the error reads "Game hack detected" with some weird characters after it.
All accounts, all day.
Time to get rid of all my characters, happy bidding.