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.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
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