Purchasing every software you use can be inconvenient at times. What if we could extend the trial period of that software, what if we could use it forever? I love playing with the softwares, especially with their files. I’ve found some loopholes in their trial validation mechanism.But remember it’s a hit and trial process, so be patient.
1. Change your PC’s time
Very often trial softwares uses the PC’s internal clock to count the days due for expiration. Suppose I am using a keylogger Ardamax, it comes with 7 days trial period. On the 6th day I changed the date of my system from BIOS settings. And it works, the software again shows “7 days left for the trial period”. But remember when you change the time and date of your system it will have an effect on other application, especially security suits functionality.
2. Remove, clean and re-install
Try this when the trial version of the software expires, uninstall it. Run some system-registry cleaning utilities like Revo Uninstaller, Tune-Up utilities, AVG PC Tune Up, Your Uninstaller, Ccleaner. What5 these softwares do is they remove the remainings of the softwares you’ve uninstalled, clears their junks from system directory, registry and other places. Once done, restart the system, re-install the software. And see if it worked
3. Run the trial in the past
Download this freeware RunAsDate. Once installed this software will ask you to which date you want to run this application. It creates a system only for that particular software, and hence the trick very often works!
4.Reinstall giving different details
Many software ask you to fill up a form or give your email id and other details, for such apps, try uninstalling the application when it is about to expire and reinstalling it providing a different detail this time. One of the major online movie streaming company, Netflix can be fooled this way.
Now the best trick, I recently choose a different pathway which to be honest is basically (mark my words) designed for it!
5.Use Virtual Machine
Install VMWARE, choose any OS, run the application there. When the trial gets over, remove that OS and reinstall it in another OS. It’s virtual machine, you can do this as many times as you want.
Besides this, I would recommend you to use a VMWARE to first test the above mentioned tricks there, so that if anything happens, because many engineers are now well aware of these things and they have programmed their OS in such a way that as soon as its files are or registry settings are modified the software ends the trial there only.