Just wanted to say it seems as if I have a fix for the people who are getting banned even when they follow ALL directions. What I do is first off I have my prefetch disabled (Google how to do so, if you'd like). Although it is disabled, I still go into the folder and clear it just to be sure. Once I close my game, I press F9, and then DON'T close rust, but instead what you can do is Hold the power button on your desktop/laptop down to force shut down and then restart it and you should be good. Been playing for 22 hours over 3 days with this hack using these methods and still have yet to receive an EAC or VAC ban.
Hope This Helps!