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8% remove it92% keep it
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Cheat Engine 5.5

What is Cheat Engine?

Cheat Engine, commonly abbreviated as CE, is an open source memory scanner/hex editor/debugger created by Eric Heijnen ("Dark Byte") for the Windows operating system. Cheat Engine is mostly used for cheating in computer games, and is sometimes modified and recompiled to evade detection. Cheat Engine can view the disassembled memory of a process and make alterations to give the user advantages such as infinite health, time or ammunition. It also has some Direct3D manipulation tools, allowing you to see through walls, zoom in/out and with some advanced configuration allows Cheat Engine to move the mouse for you to get a certain texture into the center of the screen. This is commonly used to create aimbots. Cheat Engine can inject code into other processes, but doing so can cause anti virus software to mistake it for a virus. There are versions that avoid this false identification at the cost of many features (those which rely upon code injection).

About  (from Dark Byte)

Cheat Engine is an open source tool designed to help you with modifying single player games running under window so you can make them harder or easier depending on your preference(e.g: Find that 100hp is too easy, try playing a game with a max of 1 HP), but also contains other usefull tools to help debugging games and ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cheatengine.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cheat Engine 5.5

Program executable:Cheat Engine.exe
Cheat Engine 5.5
Path:C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine\Cheat Engine.exe
Additional files:
  • ceregreset.exe
  • Cheat Engine.exe - Cheat Engine 5.5
  • dbk32.dll
  • dxhook.dll
  • EmptyProcess.exe
  • Kernelmoduleunloader.exe
  • Systemcallretriever.exe
  • systemcallsignal.exe
  • Tutorial.exe
  • ucc12.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Cheat Engine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{812682A5-4F84-4DD5-A83E-BE39657D09D6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Cheat Engine?

You can uninstall Cheat Engine from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cheat Engine 5.5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Cheat Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.53%
Windows XP 16.74%
Windows Vista 12.09%
Windows 10 11.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.28%
Windows 7 Professional 7.48%
Windows 8 Pro 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.41%
  Brazil 4.74%
  Mexico 3.88%
  Indonesia 3.88%
  Italy 3.88%
  Saudi Arabia 3.45%
  Argentina 2.59%
  United Kingdom 2.59%
  MK 2.16%
  Greece 2.16%
  Israel 2.16%
  Egypt 2.16%
  Poland 2.16%
  BG 2.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.58%
Acer 21.95%
Hewlett-Packard 18.70%
ASUS 10.57%
Toshiba 4.88%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Lenovo 2.44%
Intel 2.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.92%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2C 1.92%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.92%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.92%

About Dark Byte

Cheat Engine is an open source memory scanner/hex editor/debugger created by Dark Byte for Windows and is mostly used for cheating in computer games, and is sometimes modified and recompiled to evade detection.
Publisher URL: cheatengine.org


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