What is a keygen?
It is an illegal program that will generate a serial number for whatever game or software that it is made for. It's the equivalent of piracy because you have to pay for the software in order to obtain a serial number to use the software, yet a keygen allows you to use the software for free. Not fair for those who spent countless hours creating the software that you want to use. Therefore, WikiAnswers cannot nor will not provide information on where to obtain keygens or how to use them.
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Serial numbers for computer software have a specific pattern, which allows the installer or application to detect whether or not it is a legit key. A very simple example would be that every serial number has exactly three occurances of the number 5 in it - so 1932-1253-2319-5512 would be a working s…erial number. In a real-life scenario the relationships between the numbers would of course be more complicated. The shipped software contains an algorithm that checks whether or not a serial is valid. The software creator has a piece of software that allows him to create serial numbers for the product. To create a keygen, a cracker group (people specialized in breaking copy protection schemes) analyze the program executable to find the part that checks the serial. They then reconstruct the algorithm to create the serials based on the checking code. The finished keygen is an app applying the algorithm to create a serial number. Sometimes keygens do not really contain the algorithm, but rather a list of valid serial numbers, of which one is selected at random. The keygen for Windows xp in the later service packs was more complicated, because Microsoft checked not only whether a key was valid, but also whether it had been sold with a copy and was not already in use on another computer. The keygen sent mass requests to the Microsoft server to check whether or not it was a working key. (MORE)
Sometimes, a Keygen is a program that does the same job as a virus (entering and modifying programs while bypassing countermeasures) but the difference is they are much simpler. Look at the size of the file, there's no reason for a keygen to be very large and there's no way for a virus to be very sm…all. (MORE)
A key generator is most often a simple .exe file, in which case all you have to do to open it is to double click it just like any other file.
Did you buy it? When you have the demo you must search by Youtube(demo is the douwnloaded one).When you buy it in the cd box or on the box must be one that no one else try it.
Where Is Your Serial Number The serial number would either be on the back of the CD case or within the documentation that came with your software when you purchased it. You will know it is the serial number because it is a mix of numbers and/or letters separated by dashes, usually around 20 characte…rs long. Install Without Serial Number You can't install this software without the serial number. Follow the on screen instructions during installation. One of the instructions will come up asking you to enter the serial number - put it into the white boxes - and the installation will continue. You can't use the software without installing it. What To Do If You've Lost Your s Contact costumer services at Norton (by mail, email, or phone). They will probably need proof of purchase such as original receipt, bar code on package, or some other form of identification. They will instruct you on what is needed and will then give you a new serial number if necessary. More Info Downloading proprietary software is illegal (except for trials). This is called piracy. Using serial numbers that you did not purchase is also illegal, even if you purchased the software and lost your serial number (see above for obtaining a new one in this case). It is also illegal to use key generators (keygens) which provide serial numbers as well as cracks to bypass expired time trials or entering a serial number and no-CD cracks which enable you to use the software without the original purchased CD for the software. WikiAnswers will not provide serial numbers or links to serial numbers. We will also not provide information or links on where to obtain pirated software, serial numbers, keygens, or cracks. If you are caught doing any of these, you may be blocked from using WikiAnswers as well as reported to the proper officials and/or the company who created the software. Note: This is a catch-all question. Neither it nor its alternatives should be deleted or removed. It should also remain protected so that illegal information cannot be posted. (MORE)
"no. what your getting is what is called a "false-positive." the reason that happens is due to the fact that some keygens are coded similar to a trojan." This is what I originally thought, once I used it everything was fine and my AV software and anti-malware were not showing any issue's until I u…sed Hitman Pro 3.5 which discovered a Rootkit created from this keygen. Hitman Pro uses a scan cloud system which means it will compare your files against different AV systems it is linked too. The Rootkit will give its creator full admin privileges to your system. I removed all associated files immediately. http://www.virusexperts.org/removal-tips-tools-and-videos/hitman-pro-3-the-first-behavioral-scan-and-multi-vendor-cloud-confirmation-anti-malware/ (MORE)
Can you get in lawsuit for using keygens or get in trouble at all because i want to keygen photoshop cs4?
Technically? Yes, it is illegal but it's not easy to catch and it happens so often they don't bother most of the time. If you want to be on the safe side use your anti-virus software to block the program from accessing the internent.
A keygen is a program that edits a file it isn't affiliated with and most antivirus software considers that a hacking attempt (because it is). The difference here is your entire goal is to hack the program, the thing to remember about keygens is they are small. Viruses on the otherhand are typically… larger programs if a keygen is a small file you can usually trust that it's legitimate and as long as it's legit it isn't any threat to your computer. (MORE)
First off you need to know basic hacker lingo, a "Crack" is a program that's designed to work outside it'sspecifications, say a no CD crack which allows you to use a piratedprogram with a Virtual Drive when you would typically require adisc. What you're talking about is a product key generation prog…ram, mostprograms are protected by activation codes that you would only haveby legally buying it, a key gen hacks the file and alters it toaccept a code that it generates and then gives to you. Using a keygen is illegal and looked down upon, they shouldnot be used. The right and legal thing to do is to buy the desiredprogram and use it within its Terms and Conditions. (MORE)
Use a bit torrent like Vuze and search for what you need there, you can get almost any file complete with keygens or cracks as needed sometimes before the programs are actually released. Downloading something to downloading something might feel uncomfortable but it's a good investment, and remember …not to get carried away if you get greedy you CAN get busted. (MORE)
You can try, I did, but 2 days later I got a call from the police... Your anti-virus will say it's dangerous but ignore that, it is correct it is a virus, but not one that is dangerous towards the computer, it hacks Sony and generates fake license codes. It's very risky. I'm never doing it again, m…usic is cool though (MORE)
It's currently out, I may not be able to prove it to you because I'm searching for it myself. Plus I would like to avoid Sony from finding it out. Google it, my friend has it as well so best hopes on your search!
You can go to the ImageLine page and get a Demo, then if you like it, buy it.
Most people say no because when you're dealing with illegal programs there's always the possibility your supplier wants to mess up your day but if your smart about it the risk of using a keygen isn't any greater than using the internet. It's all about file size, if a keygen is very small then it'…s probably legit if it's unusually large it's almost definitely not what it's claiming to be. Your anti virus software will recognize almost any kegen as a virus THIS IS USUALLY A FALSE POSITIVE just watch the file size and try to download from well established underground sources. (MORE)
Some of them do add few spyware, malware. Best to open a Keygen in a Sandbox (e.g. Sandboxie).
you could but it is illegal. if you get caught you will get into deep trouble with the law.
In my opion i think you cant download it....You must buy the gameand see the keygen...I have tried so many times to download ac brotherhood heygen but all he keygens are fake or they need password to show you the key :(
You basically use them for registration for something... or you could get them from somewhere illegally and then put in the registration information that the keygen gave you. They could essentially be used for good.. or bad
If you want to get the keygen password you have to purchase the game or the code. Unless you get it from a friend or for free on a trusted website, then you are going to have to purchase it. Any other way is probably illegal.
Windows Vista has the distinction of being the most secure yet most problematic version of Windows. The privacy and performance issues were partially due to the fact that Vista would prevent the user from logging in if they didn't have a product key or their Vista copy was determined as counterfeit.…This led to the rapid production of key generation programs by pros and hackers alike to try and solve this problem. (MORE)
An SSH Keygen is used to generate, manage, and convert authentication keys for SSH authentication. With an SSH Keygen tool, a user can create passphrase keys for both SSH protocol version 1 and 2.