Not free as other download accelerators, IDM only allows users to use for 30 days. However, there are still pirated versions with fake license keys, and when users use them, Internet Download Manager will report Internet Download Manager errors that have been registered with a fake serial number or serial number has been blocked.
However, sometimes such “pirated” versions are the main cause of many Internet Download Manager users – IDM and are reported to be fake serial numbers:
Internet Download Manager has been registered with a fake Serial Number or the Serial number has been blocked . IDM is exiting .
This is not a serious error, but it is sometimes quite troublesome. In this article we will learn how to handle this error without using any other tools or software.
4 ways to fix “IDM has been registered with a fake Serial Number”:
How to fix idm fake serial error
Method 1: Fix in IDM”s installation file:
First, you need to disable Internet Download Manager completely , by right-clicking on the IDM icon in the taskbar , then selecting Exit.
Next, find the folder containing the installation file of Internet Download Manager. You can find the following link:
C: Program Files (x86) Internet Download Manager
Look to the right window, find the file named “IDMGrHlp.exe” or “IDMGrHlp”, now you can rename the file to whatever name you want, or simply, delete it ( It is best to delete it for convenience).
However, this step has not been considered complete. Because when you delete or rename the IDMGrHlp file, every time you start IDM for use, it will receive a message: “IDM cannot find a file that is necessary for browser and system integration. Please reinstall IDM”. Continue to do the following:
Find the file named “idmBroker” and copy another file.
Rename the copied file to the same name as the file name just deleted. As in this tutorial, we rename the file “idmBroker – Copy” to “ IDMGrHlp”. Then Enter to save it.
Method 2: Change the value in the Registry:
Open the Start / Run dialog box ( or press the Windows + R shortcut to open Run), enter the Regedit search box , then press OK or Enter:
When the Registry Editor window appears, look for the following link:
Looking to the right window, you will see:
File “CheckUpdtVm”Double-click the file and change the default value in the “Value data” box from “10” to “0”.Click OK to save.
Method 3: Modify the host file:
Go to “My Computer” , select drive C: and find the host file according to the path:
Open this file with “Notepad” or any Text editing program, then copy the following paragraph below the bottom, and “Save” again.
127.0.0.1 tonec.com 127.0.0.1 http://www.tonec.com 127.0.0.1 registeridm.com 127.0.0.1 http://www.registeridm.com 127.0.0.1 secure.registeridm.com 127.0.0.1 internetdownloadmanager.com 127.0.0.1 http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com 127.0.0.1 secure.internetdownloadmanager.com 127.0.0.1 mirror.internetdownloadmanager.com 127.0.0.1 mirror2.internetdownloadmanager.com 127.0.0.1 mirror3.internetdownloadmanager.com
Method 4: Edit in IDMGrHlp file:
Also in the Internet Download Manager installation folder, select the “IDMGrHlp” file, then right-click and click “Properties”.
In the next window, you do the following:
Select the “Security” tab .In the “Group or user names” section , click on User (User Name Users).Click on “Edit”.
In the “Permissions for IDMGrHlp” interface , look at “Permissions for ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES” , in the “Deny” column, select the first “Full control” box , then “Apply” and “OK” to complete. socks.
So you”ve got 4 tips to fix “IDM Fake Fake Number” error. After you”ve done something, you need to restart Internet Download Manager to see the results. With these tips, make sure your download acceleration tool will no longer show the original notifications. Or besides, you can refer to and use other free download acceleration support software.