Most people think downloading a crack or serial key for Regcure is an easy way to get the full version and that’s all there is to it. The reality is that it’s a lot more time consuming and painful than you think. First off, Software licensing is a lot more involved and complicated these days than it used to be. With most users having fast internet connections and dual processor machines a lot of applications require an online authentication step to activate the full version. This means that your IP address, which is basically your unique identifier, is sent to the authentication server along with the serial number you are using to activate the software. If you are using a cracked key then the software developers not only know that you are using an illegal license key but they can also trace your IP address back to your physical computer.
Some people will say that this is a breach in privacy and they can’t legally do that and all the rest of it, but did you read the license agreement when you installed the software? That’s the screen you are so used to clicking Accept on that you are not sure what it’s even there for right? No one reads the license agreement. It could say the developers can request $50,000 from you as their christmas present this year and you would have accepted that agreement without even knowing it.
Now, it’s not likely to say that, but it’s more than likely they are going to put a clause in there that allows them to use your information for the purpose of validating your license? They’re not going to harvest your credit card details but they will definitely associate your IP address to the license key you’ve entered.
It’s more than a risk playing around with cracked serials and keygens and that’s all assuming you haven’t inadvertently downloaded a dozen different viruses and malware applications trying to obtain the serial. You know the kind of sites I’m talking about. You have to either sign up to 5 random spam networks, or click through 10 different popups, or wade through a plethora of doorway pages to finally activate the link to download the crack you want. Then you realize that the crack doesn’t work and your virus scanner is popping up every 2 minutes telling you it found a new virus in your application data folder. So you stuff around for another 2 hours downloading virus scanner updates before you start the crack search again. Is it really worth it?
Once you have reformatted your hard drive a few times and you’re royally sick of re-installing windows you get over the whole crack finding thing. You realize it’s much easier to spend a few measly dollars and find out… Wow, that was too easy and this software actually works how it’s supposed to.