Window 11 won't let me install cheat engine 7.4 it flags it as a virus


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Window 11 won't let me install cheat engine 7.4 it flags it as a virus

Cheat Engine

I did a google search and found this Turn ON or OFF Reputation-based protection settings in Windows 11/10

But I still cant find

Reputation-based protection​


So I need some help guys

thanks
well I know for a fact you have to disable that or Windows Defender totally to install then whitelist it. Are you just using windows Defender? No other Antivirus etc? Also what I know for a fact is that setting specifically is in the defender settings, cause i have disabled them a bunch of times after having to Re-Install windows a bunch in the past year. You have to click on every single colored link inside the security/defender settings. Its there. I cant look cause im using Avast which takes over and disables Defender and any setting in Defender settings are greyed out and unclickable. I just know its there, someone else here could probably direct you via settings info if they use Defender as well.
 

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In search box type 'reputation' then click 'reputation based protection' in search results
 

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Perhaps it does contain malware.

Denis
It Could be

but Im downloading it from the main site
and i have used cheat engine before
I dont see how it has malware

one thing i did not do is restart windows after changes
 

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I'm on they're forums and posted my problem

maybe they know what's going on

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More than likely it contains some kind of add-on software defender doesn't like.

Personally, I would not do it nor would I advise you to, but you can probably disable security and install it but do so at your own risk.

In search box type "virus and threat protection ", then click on search result. Under virus and threat protection, select manage settings.Toggle off real time protection. Attempt to download and install the program again.

Turn defender back on and run a full defender scan. The scan will then detect any erroneous file or folder that was installed and give you the results.
You will have to manually allow those files that defender flags by clicking on the down arrow next to each entry in the results. Then again under manage settings, scroll down to exclusions. Make exclusions for everything defender found to prevent defender from ever scanning those files/folders again..
 

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Run the exe file through Virustotal (online website) to see if there is something there, or Windows is just using heuristics and being over protecive.
 

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Run the exe file through Virustotal (online website) to see if there is something there, or Windows is just using heuristics and being over protecive.
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Perhaps Defender is doing the job it's designed to do?
 

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Based on the above Virustotal images (post #10), looks like Defender is doing the job it is meant to do (I note Avast and McAfee did their usual diligent best .... NOT !!!)

Wouldn't be putting this program anywhere near one of my devices, no siree!!
 

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Cheat Engine is not a virus, its detected as a virus because it can attach itself to processes and modify memory.
this is needed to be able to change the value in game to get infinite health, ammo etc.
 

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What the system is alerting is that the application you are trying to download/install has a history of hosting malware so you should not chance installing, however it is your choice though the Virus Total results which uses multiple anti Malware products would also say not - it's up to you whether you want to risk it or not - I would not - but then again I do not play games on computers
 

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Cheat Engine is not a virus, its detected as a virus because it can attach itself to processes and modify memory.
this is needed to be able to change the value in game to get infinite health, ammo etc.
I agree with @Squirrel here, most cheat engines effectively work in the same way as to how malware works and will usually get flagged as being malicious. I wouldn't advise the user install the software personally because of the risk of something actually malicious being installed.
 

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If you're certain it's not bad, then add the file to the exclusion list. Virus and Threat protection -Virus and Threat protection settings -Manage settings - Exclusions -add or remove Exclusions,

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Darkbyte is the creator of cheat engine also the admin on the forums. very trusted person, go check it out.
 

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The forum cannot recommend that any member go to any site with so many hits on Virus Total, Anyone doing so do so at their own Risk
 

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Do at youre own risk indeed, Sounds like people haven't see a false positive before though xD
 

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Thanks guys

no, it's not that important and i havent installed it and won't install it

it's not that important ( I can Live without it :) )
 

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