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I'm having a problem executing CE

 
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Zazukih
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: I'm having a problem executing CE Reply with quote

I've been able to use CE until yesterday, now everytime I open CE prompts an error saying "Windows cannot find "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cheat Engine 6.7\Cheat Engine.exe". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I tried reinstalling it and nothing, and also defragmenting my hard drive.

Any possible solution?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure you have no games running.
then uninstall your anti virus and reboot.

if it still doesn't work then you have been infected by an unknown virus and i recommend you reinstall windows.

or rename cheatengine-x86_64.exe to goatlover-x86_64.exe ( or just goatlover.exe ), and run that instead

(i still recommend a clean windows install)

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Zazukih
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Byte wrote:
you have been infected by an unknown virus.
i recommend you reinstall windows.

or rename cheatengine-x86_64.exe to goatlover-x86_64.exe ( or just goatlover.exe ), and run that instead

(i still recommend a clean install)

I can't reinstall windows, I have tons of things! There isn't anyway to clean that virus?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

send your computer to a anti virus vendor or tech guy and get them to fix it.

(or just backup your important files, then reinstall windows clean, and copy the important non executable files back)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Byte wrote:
make sure you have no games running.
then uninstall your anti virus and reboot.

if it still doesn't work then you have been infected by an unknown virus and i recommend you reinstall windows.

or rename cheatengine-x86_64.exe to goatlover-x86_64.exe ( or just goatlover.exe ), and run that instead

(i still recommend a clean windows install)




Thanks!

This worked for me. But, why and how does renaming the file fix the problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your computer has been infected by a virus/backdoor trojan that filters on specific filenames of known debuggers and inspection tools, and blocks their execution to prevent you from figuring out what is going on.

since it only checks for filenames it is easily bypassed. (until it gets an update, or starts encrypting your documents)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Byte wrote:
your computer has been infected by a virus/backdoor trojan that filters on specific filenames of known debuggers and inspection tools, and blocks their execution to prevent you from figuring out what is going on.

since it only checks for filenames it is easily bypassed. (until it gets an update)



Oh Okay. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried uninstalling the antivirus but it didnt help. However, i had just reinstalled windows on my ssd two days ago and havent downloaded any suspicious files. Is it possible that my windows might have been affected in that time (without downloading any files)? Therefore would you still recommend another reinstall?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be a bios rootkit, or a 0 day exploit on a computer on the same network as your system, or your AV has permanently damaged your windows install blocking ce.
see if copying the ce folder to somewhere else works without the need to rename

i have a clean windows install of 1 week ago, and CE can just run on there

is secureboot enabled in your bios? if so, turn that off (set it to 'other os' if there is no disable)

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