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Should I remove Cheat Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,842
United States Rank #3,098
Reach 0.3637%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.19 days
625.15 days >
Average installed length: 328.47 days

Other programs by Dark Byte

Cheat Engine 6.2

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cheatengine.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 27.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cheat Engine 6.2

Program executable:cheatengine-x86_64.exe
Cheat Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.2\cheatengine-x86_64.exe
Additional files:
  • CheatEngine62.exe - Cheat Engine 6.2 (Cheat Engine 6.2 Setup)
  • ced3d9hook.dll
  • ceregreset.exe
  • Cheat Engine.exe
  • cheatengine-i386.exe - Cheat Engine
  • d3d10hook.dll
  • d3d11hook.dll
  • d3dhook.dll
  • Kernelmoduleunloader.exe
  • Tutorial-i386.exe
  • Tutorial-x86_64.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xmplayer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Cheat Engine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{062F7AAD-2F8B-4890-A131-F0A99359DEE4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Cheat Engine.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Cheat Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.2\Cheat Engine.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • cheatengine-i386.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cheat Engine 6.2\cheatengine-i386.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.2\unins000.exe'.
  • Cheat Engine.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.2\Cheat Engine.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:63.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042195463%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00378746%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00043209%
0.015104% average
Memory:64.93 MB
Total CPU:0.0277201255%
Kernel CPU:0.01399585%
User CPU:0.01372428%
CPU cycles/sec:1,363,130
I/O reads/min:286.47 KB
I/O writes/min:467.99 KB

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 6.2, 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.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.51%
Windows 10 15.82%
Windows XP 4.40%
Windows Vista 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.36%
Windows 8 Pro 3.71%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.12%
  Germany 5.63%
  Brazil 4.02%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  Italy 3.39%
  Turkey 3.10%
  France 2.86%
  Canada 2.51%
  Indonesia 2.39%
  Mexico 2.08%
  Philippines 2.02%
  Spain 1.98%
  India 1.73%
  Australia 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.79%
Acer 20.08%
Dell 16.78%
ASUS 13.48%
Toshiba 5.72%
Samsung 3.90%
Lenovo 3.40%
Alienware 1.77%
Intel 1.12%
MSI 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.43%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.65%

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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strongboy54over a year ago
Great program. I love it.