3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2011 2:12 PM by littlemonsta628

    Cheat Engine 5.6: Is it safe?

      I'm a BIG Yoville player and I want to level up fast.  I've been looking on YouTube and watched a couple videos about Cheat Engine 5.6. It seemed to do the cheats I wanted it to do.  The problem is that when I checked SiteAdvisor, the download site was a green site connected to a red site. I checked the downloads on the sites and the only ones I've seen that were red were CHeat Engine 5.2.  Although Cheat Engine 5.6 was marked green, I've seen some KNOWN scam sites like Limewire marked as green sites in Site Advisor. I want some Cheat Engine users (or victims) to give me their feedback. 

       

      I have a Windows Vista PC and therefore is part of the 90% of computer owners that have a PC instead of a Mac.  The sea I'm in has more fish to bait, to hackers so I'm definately worried.  Can McAfee fight off any possible TRojans and hookdits that can harm my computer?? (NO! I do not want a reply that's full of advertising McAfee.) I already have the service.

       

      Message was edited by: littlemonsta628 on 9/1/11 5:14:09 PM CDT
        • 1. Re: Cheat Engine 5.6: Is it safe?
          Hayton

          What question are you asking here?

           

          As far as Cheat Engine goes, you can download Version 6.1 (the latest version) from http://www.cheatengine.org/download.php, which has a Green SiteAdvisor rating. If you want Version 6.0 or 5.6.1, you can get either of those from the same site.

           

          This is what the site owner says about Cheat Engine :

          Cheat Engine is an open-source tool to provide users with access to the virtual and physical memory of their system.
          It is true that it contains some rootkit-like technology that is used to hide itself from simple detections. But Those routines are only accessed after the user explicitly enables those options under settings->extra->stealth

          It is not true though that it contains any other kind of virus , downloader or other mallware.

          Cheat Engine is open source, and the source can be retrieved by SVN or from the release sourcefile usually available for download as well. So, if you still believe it contains a virus, I ask you to go look through the source, and find that virus.

          Submitted by Dark Byte at 2009-12-16 08:24:15

           

          The download page makes the point that -

          ... Some anti-virus programs mistakenly pick up parts of Cheat Engine as a trojan/virus. It's best to disable your anti-virus before installing or running Cheat Engine(More info on this particular problem can be found here)

           

          This installer makes use of the OpenCandy software recomendation plugin

           

          ... and there is a 21-page collection of posts about AV programs and whether they block/don't block CE at http://forum.cheatengine.org/viewtopic.php?t=24363

           

          If you want an opinion about SiteAdvisor, it's mostly right most of the time. I don't claim it to be 100.00% accurate 100.00% of the time. Just mostly, most of it. If site1 connects to a red site2, treat site1 with caution and don't click on any links if you want to be safe. 'course, on a download site that's a bit difficult. But at least you will have been warned.

           

          And can McAfee

          ... fight off any possible TRojans and hookdits that can harm my computer??

           

          Trojans, yes, unless you get a brand new one. That would be a zero-day exploit, and the AV companies are always a little bit behind the curve (reactive protection). Hookdits, I couldn't possibly say.

           

          Message was edited by: Hayton on 02/09/11 00:37:48 IST
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          • 2. Re: Cheat Engine 5.6: Is it safe?
            Hayton

            Thread moved from Help Section to Home & Home Office General Discussions, since that's where all the other Cheat Engine threads were.

            • 3. Re: Cheat Engine 5.6: Is it safe?

              I meant is McAfee strong enough to fight any possible trojans/viruses? I wanted some reviews from Cheat Engine users that downloaded 5.6-6.0, not the 2.0 version.