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The Effects of Keygens for Cracked Software

The Effects of Keygens for Cracked Software

What really happens to your computer’s registry when you run a keygen? Watch this helpful video below to find out.

Nearly all computer users have installed and made use of cracked software at some point in time. With so many torrent and peer to peer download sites, it’s not difficult to find and download the latest hacks.

Many are also aware that some of these applications contain malicious software and viruses. The most cautious of us may run several virus scans on the downloaded files before running the install. But whilst this is certainly good practice, it is simply not good enough.

Besides the threat of trojans, worms and other harmful exploits, the real problem lies in the keygen. These small applications which help generate serial codes to unlock the software can harm your computer in ways many people would not know.

This video clip not only shows you what really happens when you run a keygen.exe file on your machine, but also how to monitor and combat these effects by installing to virtual layer. Once you are finished using the software, the virtual layer allows all files to be easily removed unlike uninstalling, which leaves these harmful changes in your registry.

Also another helpful tip on how to “hack” sign up sites so you don’t need to register is also shown in the video.

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  1. hi. cool little video but about the “malicious keygens”. i took a peek into what a keygen.exe did and all those .dll files that it “created” didnt really create the files. just opened them because they needed to use those files to be able to run. not quite the same as totally hijacking your computer. not to say that there are keygens that do intall malicious software on your computer but these scare-tactics seem unnecessary. please correct me if im wrong but it seemed that keygen.exe just accesed the files to be able to be run.

  2. Its not a scare tactic. No where in the article did we say that you should not use keygens (even though they are technically copyright infringement) or that all keygens contain malicious software.

    However, it is a fact that .EXE files can easily include malicious software even though you think you are just running a simple hack program. Nothing in life is FREE, so when you are downloading fake software, movies and games – you just should be careful.

    It is easy to prevent your computer to be infected using a Sandboxie program, but easy to get infected when users are naive to think that people are nice and would never want to spread malicious software or scripts inside a hack.

  3. Well mate, I am no geek, but I confess to trying a keygen once, and my system was not performing well after, especially that AVG kept detecting the keygen after an AVG update, but before the update, AVG couldn’t detect keygen as virus, so I used it!

    Thanks for the heads up, I guess I will stick to trialware for testing before buying!

  4. Lizz, you’re no geek but even not running any keygen, just browsing with AVG as your antivirus can infect your pc. AVG became bloatware and cannot even stop usb infected autorun. We’ve been a pro user of avg, but shift to other products. Better use avast, nod or kav.

  5. It seems this software is extremely useful in keeping programs discrete for deletion.
    However, can a program installed in one layer communicate with another layer, and how does layering prevent programs in a layer from messing with or altering system info, or even, getting personal information and sending it online?

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