Have no idea on how to uninstall Cheat Engine from your computer? Can’t find the program folder in your hard disk? Don’t know how to clean the registry entries created by the unwanted program? If you are looking for a proper and effective way to uninstall Cheat Engine, read the following post with patience and you will see the detailed uninstall steps. If you don’t want to take lots of time to manually uninstall the unwanted program, you can run a reliable uninstall tool to quickly uninstall it and clean all its temporary files and registry entries from your PC.

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Cheat Engine Description:

Developed by Dark Byte Corporation, Cheat Engine is a third party free application that provides lots of useful features to fit users’ needs. According to the description of its official website, Cheat Engine is an open source tool designed to help you with modifying single player games running under window so you can make them harder or easier depending on your preference (E.g. Find that 100hp is too easy, try playing a game with a max of 1 HP), but also contains other useful tools to help debugging games and even normal applications. It comes with a memory scanner to quickly scan for variables used within a game and allow you to change them, but it also comes with a debugger, disassembler, assembler, speedhack, trainer maker, direct 3D manipulation tools, system inspection tools and more. Cheat Engine 6.5.1 is the latest version of Cheat Engine which released on May 19 2016. The size of the program is 10.9 MB and its default installation directory is located in C”\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.5.1. The default uninstaller is located in C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.5.1\unins000.exe. Most users of Cheat Engine come from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, etc.

For more information about this application, you can refer to this page.


Well, Cheat Engine seems not a perfect freeware as it promised. If you pay close to the program installation process, you may find that some additional programs are bundled with it. Like MyPCBackUp, ByteFence Anti-Malware, WorldofTanks, etc. It is possible that it will recommend other different software to you when you install this freeware next time. If you are not going to install the extra programs, do not check the box before clicking Next button. Without knowing about a program, you’d better not give your agreement to install them. From here, we can see that Cheat Engine may be designed to advertise for other products. Perhaps many users want to uninstall it because other unwanted applications are installed on their PC along with the chosen software which slows down their PCs. Some users also complain that many annoying pop-up advertisements appearing on their screens when they launch Cheat Engine to manipulate the favorite game.





No matter why you want to uninstall Cheat Engine from your PC, you can get a complete uninstall guide by referring to the effective ways given below.

Uninstall Cheat Engine as well as the additional software with Windows Add or Remove Programs. (Self-help)

Uninstall Cheat Engine and delete all its files, folders and registry entries with Perfect Uninstaller (Auto-delete)

images If you have tried the manual ways before to uninstall Cheat Engine but failed, I highly recommend you to use a professional uninstall tool. Most often, stubborn or corrupted programs can’t be removed by simple manual method. There are many reasons that may cause successful or incomplete uninstall. Maybe the reason to cause the issue is improper installation; some files or components of the program have been deleted or damaged; registry entries associated to the program haven been corrupted or invalid; malware or virus invasion, etc.

Here, I would like to kindly remind you to be cautious when downloading or uninstalling freeware. Why I emphasize this key point? Most computer users don’t know that many rogue applications or malware are bundled with free software. To avoid installing malicious programs, you are required to download any freeware only from reliable or reputable website. When installing the chosen software, select Advanced or Custom installation if the setup wizard offers the options. Uncheck any additional programs or recommended software that you are unfamiliar with. Just like Cheat Engine freeware, if you ignore the installation process when you install it, you will install other unnecessary software. These extra applications may be legitimate, useful, but they may be adware, malware, spyware, etc. Whatever, who can guarantee? That’s why I advise you to pay special attention to the downloading and installation process of freeware.

Cheat Engine Uninstall Guide

Step1. End Cheat Engine process in Task Manager.

Note: The following steps are available to Windows 7/Vista/XP/8/10.

Right-click your Taskbar and choose Task Manager.


After a window pops up, look for Cheat Engine and click End task/End process button to stop it running.




Step2. Uninstall Cheat Engine with Windows Add or Remove Programs applet.


Windows 7


Click Start menu and select Control Panel.


Click Uninstall a program under Programs.


In the opened window, find out Cheat Engine in the list of installed programs and then click Uninstall to remove it.


After a dialog box pops up as shown below, click Yes button to confirm the uninstallation.


Then you will receive a message box that tells you Cheat Engine was successfully removed from your computer. Click OK button to finish the process.


If you have installed the additional software, see the following uninstall guide. (If you haven’t installed the extra program, just skip the step.)

Uninstall ByteFence Anti-Malware

Search for the unneeded program from the list of installed programs and click Uninstall to delete it.


After a dialog box pops up, click Uninstall button.


Click Close button to complete the uninstallation.


Windows 8


Right-click Start menu and menu and select Programs and Features.


Search for Cheat Engine from the list and click Uninstall to remove it.


After a message box pops up, click Yes button to confirm the uninstallation.


Then you will receive a dialog box as shown below. Click OK button to finish the unloading process.


If you have installed the additional software ByteFence Anti-Malware, you can refer to the following guide to uninstall it. (If you haven’t installed the extra program, just skip the step.)

Look for ByteFence Anti-Malware from the list of installed programs and click Uninstall to remove it.


After a message box pops up, click Uninstall button.


Click Close button to complete the uninstallation.



Windows XP

Click Start menu and select Control Panel.


In the opened window, click Add or Remove Programs.


In the Add or Remove Programs window, look for Cheat Engine program in the list of currently installed programs and click Remove button to uninstall it.


After a dialog box appears as shown below, click Yes button to confirm the uninstallation.


Click OK button to complete the uninstallation process.


If you have installed the additional software WorldofTanks on your Windows XP, you can uninstall it by clicking Remove button.


If you encounter any difficulties in uninstalling Cheat Engine or the additional software, you can uninstall the unwanted programs using a reliable and professional uninstall tool.



Step3. Uninstall Cheat Engine with its default uninstaller.

Navigate to your C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine, double-click the folder and find out its default uninstaller unins000.exe. Then double-click the uninstaller and follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Cheat Engine step by step.


After uninstalling Cheat Engine, delete its files and folder.

C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.5.1

C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Cheat Engine 6.5.1



Step4. Clean all the associated registry entries created by Cheat Engine.

Note: The following steps are suitable for Windows 7/Vista/XP/8/10

Simultaneously press Windows + R key on the keyboard.


Then a dialog box will pop up as shown below. Type regedit into the run box and click OK button.


In the Registry Editor window, simultaneously press Ctrl + F key on the keyboard or click Edit menu and select Find/Find Next option. After a dialog box pops up, type Cheat Engine into the box and click Find Next button.



Then you will see the associated registry entry. Delete it.



You need to repeat the above steps constantly until you have cleaned all the registry entries related to Cheat Engine. The program creates lots of registry entries in every registry branch. Such as,






So you need to check every registry branch and make sure you have deleted the relevant registry entries.


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cheat Engine


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Cheat Engine 6.5.1_isl



This step is quite complex and time-consuming which is not suitable for computer novices or inexperienced computer users. Although you are good at dealing with computer problems, it is not easy to identify and clean al the associated registry entries. Moreover, it is risky to manually do this step. Maybe a simple mistake will cause serious system issues. For the computer safety, I highly recommend you to use a Registry Cleaner to clean all the invalid registry entries.


Uninstall Cheat Engine with Perfect Uninstaller (Auto-delete)

Perfect Uninstaller is an easy-to-use uninstaller designed to uninstall any unwanted programs easier, faster and safer than Windows Add or Remove Programs. With Perfect Uninstaller, you can forcibly uninstall any stubborn/hidden/corrupted programs that the Standard Add or Remove Programs can’t remove. Above all, the excellent uninstall tool can quickly identify and completely clean all the associated registry entries that Cheat Engine left over.

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  • Show the detailed information of a program installed in your computer.
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  • Back up system files whenever you boot up PC to avoid data loss.
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Once finished installing, run Perfect Uninstaller to freely uninstall Cheat Engine.

Step1. Select the unwanted program from the list and click Uninstall button.


Step2. Then you will get a message box as shown below. It shows you the detailed information of the program including its version, install location, publisher and its homepage. Click Next button to continue the process.


Step3. After a dialog box pops up, click Next button.


Step4. Then a message box will pop up, click Yes button to confirm the uninstallation.


Step5. Click OK button to complete the uninstallation.


Step6. Click Yes button to remove residual file.


Step7. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the leftovers step by step.

Important note: If you can’t uninstall Cheat Engine program using the Uninstall function of Perfect Uninstaller, don’t worry, use another powerful function – Force Uninstall to forcibly and quickly uninstall any stubborn programs within a few simple steps.

Step1. Select the program you don’t want and click Force Uninstall.


Step2. Follow the guide below to look for the program folder you want to scan. Find out Cheat Engine 6.5.1 folder and click OK button. The program installation location is C:\Program Files\Cheat Engine 6.5.1.



Step3. Follow the on-screen instruction and click Next button. Perfect Uninstaller will scan your registry and drives for the residual files. Once finished scanning, click Next button to delete all the registry entries and files that created by Cheat Engine.



Note: Perfect Uninstaller’ free version just provides a free scan to your registry and drives. To completely uninstall the application and delete its temporary files and registry entries, you need to register and purchase our product. Click Yes button to register and activate Perfect uninstaller.


Do you wish to uninstall Cheat Engine from your PC in an easy and quick way? If so, don’t hesitate to use a professional uninstall tool like Perfect Uninstaller. The reliable uninstall tool can uninstall any unwanted or stubborn programs within a few seconds. Perfect Uninstaller not only uninstalls unwanted programs quickly, but also wipes out all the left registry files completely and protects your PC from registry errors. Please note that Windows Add or Remove Programs can not always completely all the unwanted programs and broken registry keys.

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