IDM Has been registered with a Fake Serial number – FIXED

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Are you tired of facing “IDM Has been registered with a Fake Serial number Error”? – If yes, then just go through this post. IDM is being widely used by millions of users across the world but suddenly a recent update of IDM has brought difficulties for users who were running illegal copies of IDM by means of fake serial keys or patches which has nearly created an atmosphere of tension for extreme downloader’s. While using IDM they are now getting a pop up message “Internet Download Manager has been registered with a fake Serial Number. Be aware that the cracked product may work incorrectly and download files with error. Thus we advise you to purchase the full-featured product.” in every 5-10 minutes which is quite annoying to face.

After several re installation and uninstallation or even after clearing the registry files they have not gained any success thus far so if you are one of them then you don’t need to worry anymore as here we are going to provide you with a simple and easy trick that will resolve your problem within minutes.

IDM Has been registered with a Fake Serial number Error

IDM Has been registered with a Fake Serial number – Best Methods to Fix this Error

Method – 1 : Editing Hosts File

This is one of the most commonly employed trick to fix the error “IDM has been registered with a fake serial number” where you simply need to edit Windows host file.

Note – Please Close IDM Completely such that no process is using IDM you can terminate IDM Application from Task Manager.

Steps to Follow :

  • Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

  • Right click on the host file and select open with notepad.

Step - 1

Note – If you are not able to open hosts file with notepad then Right Click on the hosts file and select properties -> Click security button -> Click on Users and Edit  -> Again Select Users -> Check mark the box “Full control” and now you can open the hosts file with open notepad.

  • Paste the following code at the end of notepad file

Step - 3

  • Click on File -> Save
  • After this again open Properties of hosts file -> Check the mark read only

Step - 4

  • That’s all and you are all done.

Method – 2 : Easiest Working trick

It has been found that in most of the cases editing the hosts file doesn’t fix the problem from root and may appear again therefore in such case you can follow the below procedure to get 100% results.

Steps to Follow :

  • Open your IDM installation directory
  • Here look for “IDMGrHlp.exe” file

Step - 5

Note – To be able to view your file extensions you first need to enable the option by going through Organize -> Folder and Search Options -> Uncheck the option Hide extensions for known file types

Step - 6

  • Rename the file “IDMGrHlp.exe” to any name of your choice or you can simply delete it.(I would suggest you to delete it)

Note – If you delete the file then there would be a new pop up each time you open IDM stating “IDM cannot find 1 files that are necessary for browser and system integration. Please reinstall IDM“.

  • Now Search for the file “idmBroker.exe”

Step - 7

  • Make a duplicate copy of this file and Rename the duplicate file to “IDMGrHlp.exe”
  • That’s all and you are all done.
  • Restart your system and start downloading your files with IDM.

If you still can’t fix the error by following above given steps just drop your email by commenting below and I will provide you with fresh IDM Setup that will 100% fix your problem.

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  1. It is working with IDM 621 Build14 windows 7

    1. Yeah…you can try…if doesn’t then please let me know I will send you the working one 🙂

  2. I have to enter the serial key to open IDM each time I boot my computer and want to use IDM.

    I followed all the steps in downloading crack IDM. It works. But the only problem is that I have to enter one of the serial Keys EVERY SINGLE TIME I want to open IDM. After entering the serial key, I get a popup “You’ll need to provide administrator permissions to register IDM for all users on this computer. ” with two buttons, “Continue” and “Cancel”. If I click on “Cancel”, the whole program closes and I have to start all over again. If I click on “Continue”, the spinning circle starts and then closes the whole program. Before this happens, I have to very quickly click on “Close” and ONLY then does IDM open.

    Doing all this every time you boot your PC is very irritating. Please tell me a solution so that I don’ t have to do all this every single time I need to open IDM after booting.

    My “hosts” file has been saved as “hosts.txt”. Is this correct? If not, what should I do?

    1. Hii Babu..Said to hear about your Issue..I have mailed you a special version of IDM just try installing it and I hope you won’t face any sort of IDM errors again…If you do face reply back to me on my mail I will try my best to help you…Thanks

      1. Hi Pankaj
        The special version you mailed me does not work any more. Right now, in the IDM version I use, the problem still persists. I have to register every single time I log in even after running as administrator and after troubleshooting compatibility. What could be the reason? Please suggest a solution. Thanks in advance.

  3. Whenever I exit IDM after any download, the popup “IDM has been registered with a fake serial key and is exiting” shows up. I have to register again with one of the serial keys. Running as Administrator and saving these settings does not help. This is really frustrating. Tell me what to do. I am using the version.


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