What is cheatengine-i386.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 cheatengine-i386.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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Cheatengine-i386.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cheatengine-i386
Cheatengine-i386.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Cheat Engine belongs to software unknown by Cheat Engine.

Description: Cheatengine-i386.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Cheatengine-i386.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,708,952 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 6,702,592 bytes, 6,290,884 bytes or 6,751,928 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Cheatengine-i386.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to uninstall Cheat Engine from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, search for help on the company’s website or look for a new, improved version.

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If cheatengine-i386.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 6,699,520 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. Cheatengine-i386.exe is not a Windows system file. Cheatengine-i386.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cheatengine-i386.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cheatengine-i386.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of cheatengine-i386.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks cheatengine-i386.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving cheatengine-i386 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cheatengine-i386. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the cheatengine-i386.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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