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Non-Installation/Opencandy file contains Opencandy?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Non-Installation/Opencandy file contains Opencandy? Reply with quote

Hi. I am a person interested in Cheat Engine to use it just for fun!

I've heard there is a version that doesn't require the installation or the one that doesn't have OpenCandy. However, when I scanned the file before I opened it (for obvious reasons) for some reason it is detected as malware!

I understand the way Cheat Engine does its job might set off a few anti-viruses, but there is one that caught my eye.

For some reason, the Panda antivirus detects it as "Opencandy" software!

All the others say "Gamehack" or "GameCheater" which is understandable. But does the file really have opencandy? I don't want my PC to be infected.

Another thing that confuses me is that while most people claim it is safe (as long as you know what you are doing), some people say that its malware(not the dumb population).

If I could get a few confirming answers, that would be great!'

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure you download it from the CE site.
https://cheatengine.org/

There is some bundle ware that people who don't read and just rapidly click next tend to install, but if you read there is always a way to opt out of that stuff. It's just so DB can make a little money for all the hard work he puts in.

And the best way to explain is, it's hard to put malware in an open source project. If people can look though the source code, it'd be really hard to get malware in it without people seeing it.

But yeah most AVs will flag it, so seems like if you download form a random site it might be hard to say, so again just download from the CE site only.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:02 pm    Post subject: This post has 1 review(s) Reply with quote

They mark it as opencandy because it has the name "cheat engine", that's all.
Also, it shows that panda is severely outdated, I haven't used opencandy in over 2 years for the installer.
But microsoft comes closer as it does mark it as fusioncore, still, wrong file though

So yeah, AV's aren't that smart, they just look at the exterior(It's called cheat engine) and then make their conclusion

(You can see AV's as US cops, and cheat engine as a black person)


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not the dumb population

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: thank you! Reply with quote

thank you guys! I was careful with the installation and no adware/bloatware was installed! Thank you for giving me the chance to try out this thing! And I'm glad I supported you at least with the ads!
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