Learn how to extend trial period / reset trial period of demo software and continue using them even after the expiry of the validity period.
There are a lot of sharewere softwares and games that are available for download as a trial version. But we really get annoyed when these trial versions expire after a fixed period of time and you need to enter a serial number to continue using the software. Previously i posted tutorials "How To Get Cracks and Serials to Any Program using Craagle" and "Top Sites to Find All the Serials You Need". The bad thing is that there are softwares that is hard to find a serial numbers for them, like System Mechanic or BitDefender, thats when you should use a program which is able to freeze a trial versions, so you can use your software indefinitely forever. You can tell trial version of the software to not count days or do not bother about time. The software will stay and keep working like original software forever and will not expire or cease to work.
Here is the list of my top softwares that will stop time of each trial version software:
1. Time Stopper
Time Stopper is a software which can stop a time for try out version software. When you stop the time you can use your try-out versions forever. When you stop the time of a try-out version using this Time Stopper it works via this Time Stopper. Real time and date run normally on your system. You can use any number of try-out version softwares with this software.
How it Works?
* Open Time Stopper
* Browse and select .exe of required trial software
* Choose the new date (Any date which occurs in between your trial software time period before expiration, suggestion: set it to two days before trial software expiration date).
* Choose any time
* Click open software on your selected date
If you wish to create an icon for your modified trial software and do not want to open Time stopper every time then use last button in software to create new icon. open that trial software after that from that newly created icon always otherwise it can expire.
Download Time Stopper | Size: 844 KB
RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.
You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.
How does it work ?
RunAsDate intercepts the kernel API calls that returns the current date and time (GetSystemTime, GetLocalTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime), and replaces the current date/time with the date/time that you specify.
Download RunAsDate | Size: 21.3 KB
3. Date Cracker 2000
Date Cracker 2000 is a program which removes the date protection from programs which expire after a specific date. It is most useful for shareware or trial versions of software. Note that this program should be used for educational purposes only. Another interesting software developed allows you to remove passwords from MS Access '95 or '97 MDB files.
Software like Date Cracker 2000 helps two kinds of people.
Software Users are benefited by a great extent because they can use a shareware or trial version of a software indefinitely. This means that most software which expire after a certain date can be used well after that date (almost indefinitely). The key is to run the software via Date Cracker 2000 when you get a demo / trial version of any software.
Software Developers should be aware of such programs (trust me, they are!). They must devise better algorithms so that their software will be protected better. But the fact is, most software developers do not mind their software (Trial versions/ Demo's) being run by such programs....while some developers cannot do anything about their software after releasing it. But they can ensure that later versions of their software should have better date protection. Of course, there will be always be a newer version of Date Cracker 2000.
How it Works?
* Start by opening Date Cracker
* Click Add
* Enter the description for your program
* Click the [...] button at the bottom of the screen
* Search for the executable file of the trial program
* Set the Simulated Run Date past the trial expiration date
* Click Run
That’s it, you’re now on your way to using your favorite trials hassle free.
A Few Tips:
The key is to run the software via Date Cracker when you run a trial for the first time.
Dates should be entered in full e.g. 2090/06/30
Download Date Cracker 2000 | Size: 1.5 MB
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