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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

download adware removal tool, seems like something is affecting your borwser. (and it shouldnt, because you have some sort of ad block plugin)

anyhow download that tool (now its part of MBAM family), and download ABP extension for your browser.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the only thing I could find about the two being related. I wouldn't be surprised if cheat engine is being modified by an outside party. This isn't the first time something like this has happened. But I'll go and do as you say. Im currently using adwcleaner and malwarebytes.Perhaps in the future only download from github.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So wittingly or unwittingly cheatengine is definitely serving up malware on their main page. At least the mac .dmg version. It installs the imacsoft bullshit with some pcleaningbullshit and various other startup functions and reaches out to several network locations unrelated to this software's purpose. Probably botnet spreading tactic

hxxp[]//xxx.tugidofeseti[.]com[/]fmjg4i%7Ce5a6u/CheatEngineMac.dmg
hxxp[]//xxx.tugidofeseti[.]com[/]=sd3cpiwpjck/CheatEngineMac.dmg
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after using CE for many years,the latest DL win10 defender flagged it as malware,have to say this is a first for me lol,will add CE to the OK list,what's changed to cause this
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Byte wrote:
a PUP is not a virus or malware, it's a "Potentially unwanted program"
malwarebytes assumes most people want to play games as they are designed, and therefore don't want to use mods.
Does it hurt you to use Wikipedia?
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A potentially unwanted program (PUP) or potentially unwanted application (PUA) is software that a user may perceive as unwanted. It is used as a subjective tagging criterion by security and parental control products.

Such software may use an implementation that can compromise privacy or weaken the computer's security. Companies often bundle a wanted program download with a wrapper application and may offer to install an unwanted application, and in some cases without providing a clear opt-out method.

But hey, what can I expect of somebody who made website that stores (stored?) passwords in plaintext?

Also the current CE setup file (on cheatengine.org) objectively is a virus. In previous version at least it let you opt-out before spying on you.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is always an option to opt out

also, it's the same as previous version

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rzen wrote:
Does it hurt you to use Wikipedia?.

in 99.99% (and infinite line of nines) it does, because of inexperienced animals writing stupid words.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unicorngoulash wrote:
It actually didn't ask me for any offers. With previous version of cheat engine it would ask during install. Or that there wouls be a popup in the browser. But no such thing. It downloaded directly from cheatengine org. I think sometimes other sites or servers intercept and make you download a modified cheat engine or something. It'd be nice to have a clean version. Even if that would mean donating some $ to support the work. I'm on a clean, bloatware free version, fresh install of windows. I'd like to keep it that way. Luckily Malwarebytes caught it in time but it's something to keep an eye on..


I get this too trying to download 6.8.3. I'm lucky that I even noticed it wasn't normal.



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's safe though
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Byte wrote:
it's safe though

Okay. I'm curious, though, why is it trying to download from a "search manager" site instead of cheat engine itself?
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sometimes the CE download will be picked up by anti viruses. When that happens google/chrome will place a big red warning on the domain to all visitors saying that this domain distributes malware.

But using a third party host the download is not directly on my domain so when google/chrome does decide to put up a warning it's on that download, and not the whole website (which includes the forum, wiki, and all other informative parts)
And it helps that the host uses a semi randomized domainname, so when google does decide to block it, it's only temporary till the domainname changes again

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: OMG VIRUS!!! Reply with quote

Dark Byte wrote:

Also, get [malwarebytes url which I can't post]


Got it, it classified your software as "PUP: InstallCore"

Which I know is a bunch of b.s since the additional installations are voluntary, but hey, independent developers always get the 8 inch pole so it's w/e

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