HackTool.CheatEngine is Malwarebytes’ detection for CE (CheatEngine) trainers, which are files that give you an advantage while playing a game.
Hack tools are a special kind of riskware. Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious, but pose some sort of risk for the user in another way. Using these files is usually a breach against the terms of service (ToS) and could get you banned from playing.
These hacktools can often be found on sites of a shady nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.CheatEngine by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.CheatEngine without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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