What is Cheat Engine.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Cheat Engine.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Cheat Engine.exe file information

The process known as Cheat Engine (version 5.4, 5.6.1) belongs to software Cheat Engine by unknown.

Description: Cheat Engine.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cheat Engine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,587,136 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 3,458,048 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Cheat Engine.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Cheat Engine.exe, you can uninstall the software Cheat Engine using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), contact Customer Service or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Cheat Engine.exe. Therefore, you should check the Cheat Engine.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

damit kannst du bei games cheaten.
Das ist ein Cheat Programm für einfache Spiele und ältere Spiele, sicher und getestet.

Summary: Average user rating of Cheat Engine.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving Cheat Engine issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Cheat Engine. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Cheat Engine.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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