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OK flame this noob...but I still need an answer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rayfellers, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. rayfellers

    rayfellers Newbie

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    I have not found anything to explain how to install and use a "cracked" software application. Is there a tutorial anywhere about this?

    This is a serious question that could use a serious answer.
     
  2. ThePost

    ThePost Registered Member

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    Different software requires different solutions. Always try to read the README.txt file if there is one, it'll help with what to do usually. There is no one-action-cracks-all answer though.
     
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  3. Thesiege84

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    Well.....

    There are severla ways and it really depends on how the software was cracked and how it gets delivered to you.

    But in general one of these methods will apply:

    - Always read the install.txt or readme.txt, normally in there it will explain the process of installation and cracking

    - If the software is supplied with a crack file (not a keygen) then what you normally do is install the software on your computer but DON'T RUN IT YET. Locate the crack folder which is normally included and copy the exe file from the cracked folder in the folder where the program is installed. For example if we had a program called IDM, you would launch the IDM setup file and install. Then you would open the crack folder (or whatever the crack folder is called). Copy the IDM.exe file and locate the program files (c:\program files\IDM\) and paste the cracked IDM.exe over the original one.
    Then launch the program.

    - Another way a cracked piece of software can be delivered would be with a keygen (a code generator). So to apply this method you would normally install the program that you have downloaded and then launch it (should be in trial, unregistered mode). Once open locate the option in the program that lets you enter a serial code. Go to the keygen file and open it and copy the generated information from the keygen into the software. Apply and restart the program. This should normally unlock the software.

    I'm sorry if the above isn't a very well written post but to be honest i don't really have time to read it. (i'm looking for some software i need and came across this topic)

    If the above don't apply to a piece of software that you are trying to install then explain what is included in the downloaded files and i will be more than happy to help.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Millygirl

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    If you downloaded a cracked software here, just ask in the thread you took it from. Someone will probably help you.
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    cracked software's sucks , first reason 99.99999% of them are infected with various types of rats/trojans/viruses/exploits name them like you wish , second , if you really can't afford something try and ask nicely peoples around maybe they can help you doing different tasks on their spare time , I saw on BHW loads of peoples who are helping others just for free driven by a good will .

    Anyway ... short and sweet : try and avoid to use cracked versions of anything :) they aren't good !
     
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  6. choad

    choad Registered Member

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    woah, damn, that means i have like over 50 viruses on my comp!

    anyways, as someone said before just ask in the thread how to install or view the readme. once you get the hang of it, it really isnt that hard. This forum is not a place for warez (even though there are a few) this place is a place to learn how to make money
     
  7. rayfellers

    rayfellers Newbie

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    Nice flame. Thanks.
     
  8. rayfellers

    rayfellers Newbie

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    I really appreciate your answer and your time. It seems complete to me.
     
  9. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Contrary to popular belief, most cracks are fine, they just use basic injection to patch a file. Hence the misconception.

    If they wanted a virus/trojan in there, you wouldn't know about it, as the people that create them are smarter than you think!
     
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  10. rayfellers

    rayfellers Newbie

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    Thanks for the answer. I've seen lots of complaints about cracked software being buggy and infected. It's less a matter of getting something for free than in wanting to know how software is cracked and what that implies.
     
  11. rayfellers

    rayfellers Newbie

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    They are not only smarter than I think they are also a lot more knowledgeable than me in that area. I'm not interested in learning how to crack stuff. I just wanted to know the basic concepts and your answer and the other answers are getting me there.

    Thanks a lot for your time.
     
  12. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry Ray, it wasn't directed at you, it was just to remove the "ahh virus" atmosphere.

    Generally you put the crack (usually an exe file) in the directory where you installed it, if it asks to overwrite, say yes, if not, double click the file and see what happens.

    If there is an "NFO" file, open it with notepad/wordpad and see what it says. That should help.
     
  13. rayfellers

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    No problem jammie. I appreciate any decent information I get. The only flame I got so far was from user ********. Some people just get off bitching for what seems to be no good reason. It's easier and wiser to just ignore personalities like that.

    So far the good info outweighs the flames by a count of 4 to 1. Pretty good in my book.
     
  14. luckygohappy

    luckygohappy Newbie

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    Just keep and use two PC's. It's not like they much these days, you can even get a little switch so they can share the same monitor. Then install all the shit on one PC and all the legit stuff on the other.

    Alternatively, take images of your disk every now and then using something like ghost, if you install something nasty, just run your disk image and 25 minutes later the malignant trogen is a thing of the past.