Hack Software and Run the Trial Program Forever

Hack Software to Run the Trial Program ForeverIn this post, I will show you how to hack a Software and run the trial program forever. Most of us are familiar with many software programs that run only for a specified period of time in the trial mode. Once the trial period is expired, these programs stop functioning and demand for a purchase.

However, there is a way to run the software programs so that they function beyond the trial period. Isn’t this interesting?

Well, before I tell you how to hack the software and make it run in the trial mode forever, we will have to first understand how the licensing scheme of these programs work. I’ll try to explain this in brief.

When the software programs are installed for the first time, they make an entry into the Windows Registry with the details such as Installed Date and Time, installed path etc. After the installation, every time you run the program, it compares the current system date and time with the installed date and time. With this, it can make out whether the trial period is expired or not.

So, with this being the case, just manually changing the system date to an earlier date will not solve the problem. For this purpose there is a small tool known as RunAsDate.

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn’t change the current system date, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.

RunAsDate intercepts the kernel API calls that returns the current date and time (GetSystemTime, GetLocalTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime), and replaces the current date/time with the date/time that you specify. It works with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 7.

You can download RunAsDate from the following link:

Steps to Hack the Software and Run the Trial Program Forever:

You will have to follow these tips carefully to successfully hack a software and make it run in the trial mode forever:

  1. Note down the date and time, when you install the software for the first time.

  2. Once the trial period expires, you must always run the software using RunAsDate.

  3. After the trial period is expired, do not run the software(program) directly. If you run the software directly even once, this hack may no longer work.

  4. It is better and safe to inject the date of the last day in the trial period.

For example, if the trial period expires on jan 30 2009, always inject the date as jan 29 2009 in the RunAsDate. I hope this helps! Please express your experience and opinions through comments.


  1. Dev
    January 14, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    R u sure this tip will work ?

  2. Srikanth
    January 14, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    yes this works.But follow the steps carefully.

  3. xxx
    January 15, 2009 at 2:22 AM

    Thx mate .U seem to be a bit more talented!!

  4. jose
    January 17, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    hello author, i’m currently studying cyber forensic and information security.

    Can u say me what are the jobs i can get, after the course is over.

    Send me to my email id.

    Please, don’t ignore

  5. sunny
    January 21, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    keep it up… dude

  6. cybersupam
    January 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM

    Oh dude, u r one of the best cyber genius guys I have found in net. It really worked for Music Tag Editor 1.61. I have been searching its torrent, crack or serial in the net for 2 days but could not get. So I tried to know how to still use it, n it worked with ur tool. U saved my works?

    Thanks 10000 times again.

  7. SaGaR
    January 24, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    hello there….thanks for this wonderful util.just 1 question…will this work for kaspersky anti-virus too….i have got blacklisted a couple of times wen i use a keygen. but it does offer a free trial period of 30 days….so, will this util work with that, or ill be blacklisted again?

  8. Srikanth
    January 24, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    @ Sagar

    No this will not work for antivirus since the antivirus needs to be run in the background all the time.RunAsDate cannot be used with any antivirus.

  9. SaGaR
    January 25, 2009 at 12:59 AM

    thanks srikanth…..1 thought….what if on the last day of my trial period, i quit the anti-virus and kill all the processes related to it, and then use RunAsDate on the anti-virus….will this help?

  10. Srikanth
    January 25, 2009 at 2:03 AM

    @ Sagar

    No this will not help.It’s not possible!

  11. Lias
    January 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Hello Srikanth…i got problem with game that I installed.First time I installed the game,no problem occured.Then after about 1 month it says license product expired and I cant play the game.Do you know how to fix the problem plzzz…Im a game addict,help me :(

    January 27, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    hey dude…u too good man…r u on orkt so we can chat live…m a brainfkin programmer nd a hacker..so if u dnt mind then we can meet on orkt.. my id is virtual_trance@yahoo.co.in

  13. faraaz
    January 28, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    wow thanks alot!

  14. Tony
    January 29, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    I once tried this on a certain software and it worked. Before installing, I set the system date to 1 year later, then installed the software. After installation, I reset the system date back to current, and the trial ran forever and ever!

  15. Aritra Chakraborty
    January 30, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Thank You Sir For This Wonderful Tutorial. Can You Teach me this things? I’ve gave my email. you can send the Turials in the E-mail.

  16. SaGaR
    January 31, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    thanks a ton sri

  17. asjeet
    February 6, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    it’s really good, i damaged my college PC by replacing SAMand i managed to correct it.
    thanks to you……

  18. Ford
    February 7, 2009 at 3:34 AM

    Hi. I am a hacker. I can get you a myspace, facebook, hi5, yahoo, msn/hotmail, aol, gmail….etc password. I do charge to get a password. Once I do get password I’ll show you proof I have it. Are you interested? Please email me at fordf202006@yahoo.com


  19. shrinidhi
    February 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    wow!…its amazing…nice work !

  20. sinisterelm
    February 8, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    Hey will this work for zapak trial games…?

  21. coool
    February 11, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    hi srikant how r u .i m willing to meet u once in life.can u tel me the way of hacking or one may call crack lan password of cs game

  22. utk
    February 12, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    dude i use this trick from many years but it is useless for anti-virus software..

    if u have any trick for hacking security or protection files then mail me..

    • Srikanth
      February 13, 2009 at 10:25 PM

      @ utk

      ya this will not work for softwares that require autorun on startup. But works on most of the softwares…

  23. coool
    February 13, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    hi srikant u did not reply to my question i had asked u dat is dere any way of cracking lan password of cs game.i think u may be familier with dis game.waiting for ur precious reply

    • Srikanth
      February 14, 2009 at 11:06 PM

      @ coool

      Do you mean Counter Strike? If so, plz come up with more detail….

  24. coool
    February 17, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    ya m asking u about counter strike.can u tell me the way of hacking the password of lan (when counter stike is playing on lan it is sometime password protected).plz tell me if u can.n thanx for paying attention on my comments.

    • Srikanth
      February 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM

      @ coool

      One possible way is to install some keylogger and capture the password.

  25. ram
    February 20, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    may i no how to disable notepad..?

  26. wharen
    February 21, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    uhmmm… guys, what do you mean by runasdate???can u tell me the steps on how to do that thing???where can i find it??

  27. sathya
    February 26, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    will this extend trial version of “usenext”?

    • Srikanth
      February 26, 2009 at 8:40 AM

      @ sathya

      Mostly not… But you can try..

  28. dreams
    March 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    HI dude
    U r awesome programmer and hacker i have ever seen.

    My doubt is that can we run a software that has limited number of executions ?

    • Srikanth
      March 1, 2009 at 3:05 PM

      @ dreams

      No you cannot run a software that has a limited number of execution with this hack.

  29. zeeshan
    March 3, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    plz tell me how can i hack orkut profiles…….

  30. Rajiv
    March 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Will it work for WinRar that comes with a 40-day trail????

    • Srikanth
      March 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

      @ Rajiv

      May work. But you should not directly open the winrar files. You should load the main file through RunasDate and from there open the rar archieves…

  31. Virendra
    March 15, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Hey Shrikant;
    I need your help in making a fake login page please help.THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.Contact me at therocker.viru@gmail.com.
    please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

  32. Virendra
    March 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Hey Shrikant;
    I need your help in making a fake login page please help.THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.Contact me at therocker.viru@gmail.com.I’am in a very critical situation I’ll tell you what the matter it is,once you contact me(I can’t write it here it is tooooooo personel)
    please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

  33. RVM
    March 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM


    Thanks for the soft.It works great but when I tried to run a software called “Tune Up Utilities” it didn’t work instead it gave a message “The software is not installed properly” though it was installed in the correct way.

    • Srikanth
      March 16, 2009 at 11:31 PM

      @ RVM

      Of course not all the softwares can be hacked using this trick.

  34. Pat
    March 18, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Srikanth, nice article man. I have a request.

    I’ve always wondered how exactly people make “cracked” versions of programs. I know it would be a little different for each program, but are the methods similar enough to where you could write an article summarizing the basic idea? I’d be very interested in reading it.


    • Srikanth
      March 20, 2009 at 8:58 AM

      @ Pat

      I’ll write a detailed post on this topic.

  35. luiis
    March 20, 2009 at 2:09 AM

    can you teach us how to get a software for free?
    but not the trial version like an expensive usually “pro”
    you feel me?
    i woul really apprciate if you would answetr :p

  36. saahil
    March 22, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    Hi…. SRi ..I hv searched many sites but urs is fabulous..
    would u please be more elaborate on how to create fake login pages and about extending trial softwares.

  37. xtian
    April 6, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    hello there can i use that on trial games like bookworm adventure deluxe thank you in advance

    • Srikanth
      April 6, 2009 at 3:24 PM

      @ xtian

      There is no problem in trying it. Just download RunAsDate and try..

  38. AATMIK
    April 7, 2009 at 12:13 AM


  39. Narain
    April 9, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Hello Srikanth. I’m really interested in hacking executables. I play with an application called Garena. Many people easily hack Garena.exe which enables a lot of features which are blocked by the original Garena.exe. One thing I found out was that it has got something to do with ALP. I’ve little knowledge about Assembly Language Program (its commands, keywords etc) Could you please write a tutorial on how to hack these executables? Thanks.

    PS : By hacking Garena.exe, the hackers are able to remove the 5 sec wait while joining the room, increase exp gain (normal gain is 5 exp/15. The hackers increase it by 50 exp/15 mins) by 10 times. I would like to do the same.

  40. Narain
    April 10, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Shrikant, sorry for posting again, but can you please post a tutorial on how to make crack executables? (Like crack of Garena.exe or any other exe)

  41. danie
    April 10, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    pls srikanth help me with the fake login page or trow more light on it i have gone thru it several times without num and it keep redirecting me to one dreanstock.com site,,,,,,shud i save the html after editing as txt?,how many gif files will be edited?,how will i redirect the link to yahoo?,how many files will be uploded to 110mb?,how do i edit the php script,shud my link appear as http://domain.110mb.com/yahoo.html or does it need any extension pls i need ur help.

  42. Navi
    April 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    HEllO everyone>>>
    where is RunAsDate option??
    i mean how we rum the software “runasdate”???
    plz reply

  43. dave
    April 20, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    RunAsdate is highlight in red in the beginning itself,just click it
    thanks srikant

  44. Ameya
    April 27, 2009 at 12:57 AM

    Hi shrikant
    i just wanted to know if you have mamaged to crack the windows 7 beta
    i have got the 30 days trial prompt disabled but i still feel all the features are not active as when i check system properties i dont get a message your windows is active, insted its blank..
    you have any clue plss..
    Pls note: the OS is working perfect

  45. Sam
    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Will it work on Kaspr Anti virus trial period as it start
    And can u give licence key for it ,will so thankful
    of u

    • Srikanth
      April 29, 2009 at 9:06 PM

      @ Sam

      This will not work on antivirus and other softwares that autostart with OS.

  46. sayraf77
    April 29, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    hi srikanth me again,

    i wanted to know that can we do trail version into full version without runing the runasdate application every time u start application? if yes please tell me ,
    thanks for everything , bye keep the good work

  47. sayraf77
    April 29, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    hi srikanth,
    i have bitdefender free edition 10v, i used patch , keygen and other key on net, but it is only good for two or three weeks then it gets black listed , do you have a brilliant idea other than the keys& patches, if so please write an article thanks

  48. VithuL
    April 30, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Hello Srikanth,
    I cannot understand this,
    “After the trial period is expired, do not run the software(program) directly.If you run the software directly even once, this hack may no longer work.”
    Could u kindly tell it again for me Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Directly means- double clicking the programme???
    Then How can I open it? Plzzzzzzzzzzzz tell me

    • Srikanth
      May 1, 2009 at 10:04 AM

      @ VithuL

      Yes, directly means double clicking the program. Do not do this. Instead launch RunAsDate and load the intended program from RunAsDate.

  49. HARSH
    May 6, 2009 at 12:31 AM






    • Srikanth
      May 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM

      @ HARSH

      Thanks for your complements. I am still a beginner in this field and no way near Kevin Mitnick :)

  50. stigs
    May 7, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    I have tried to download the runasdate from several sites including this one using google chrome & firefox but all i ever get is page is not available error or the file is empty ..Is the link still accessable or am i being blocked by microsoft or google.
    Any ideas?

    • Srikanth
      May 7, 2009 at 8:12 PM

      @ stigs

      RunAsDate is still available for the download. The link is working perfectly.. :)

  51. Irshad
    May 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Hi Srikanth,

    I want to learn ethical hacking can u please provide me training step by step?

  52. andi
    May 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    hi, ive just downloaded the Apis ceratina free trial and want to keep it so my friend said to get RunAsDate.. i downloaded it but im not sure how i work it,, can you give me a hand?

  53. MrNeoDark
    May 15, 2009 at 1:07 AM

    Great…. maxxxaaaaaaaaaa…. tnx bro….

  54. damizz
    May 16, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    does runasdate work on 60min trial games??
    i downloaded a couple of fid hidden objects games and runasdate do not seem to work for either game
    am i doing something wrong???????????

    • Srikanth
      May 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM

      @ damizz

      RunAsDate doesn’t work with all the softwares. The success rate only ranges between 50 and 70 percent.

  55. SUBIR
    May 18, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    hi srikanth !!!!! i’m a new visitor of your website, recently actually my facebook account was hacked by someone can you please tell me how to hack his account??????plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  56. tiger
    May 18, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    AVG Antivirus reports that RunAsDate is infected with “Trojan horse Generic 10.THK”.
    i got from “http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_date.html ”
    is it true…..
    pls reply….

    • Srikanth
      May 19, 2009 at 9:52 AM

      @ tiger

      No it is not infected by trojan. It is a known issue with AVG antivirus. So you can use RunAsDate without any worries.

  57. roderick
    May 19, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    I want to hack my gf’s yahoo password, she is having a good time in the computer, need some help please

  58. Revolver
    May 20, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    I tried it on a 60 minute trial -cinema tycoon 2(i love tycoon games especially those damn 60 minutes trial games)- and only work for 2 damn minutes.
    I know you said success rate is 50-70% but i guess this is a success and a not. success for it doesnt expire, not for lasting only2 minutes everytime i start it.

    ***Any suggestion for the time instead of the date(60 minute trials last only of 1 day)***

  59. gaurav
    May 25, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Dear srikanth,

    could yuo please tell me how to hack that software that runs on number of uses. suppose a software is a trial version and does not run more than 5 times.As it does not depend on date.

    how to hack this software?



  60. kaka
    June 12, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    hello srikanth i tried this one ….. but on power dvd 9 it is not working ………….. i tried it on alcohol it worked pls tell me how to run power dvd trial with this

  61. Ldb1021
    July 1, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    Does runasdate work with yahoo games?if not what can i use to continue playing after trial?

  62. rahul
    July 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    are yaar this trick is not working for rocket reader software.

  63. ashif
    July 16, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    thanks man it s nice now iam able to hack all softwares
    pls add post describing howto hack a website

  64. Agent 47
    July 26, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    I use runasdate software but i cannot access my game as fullversion……
    Please help me..

  65. Ashok
    July 29, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    very good work

  66. Bipra
    August 5, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Oh what a genius person u are.
    I have respect for you


  67. Offa
    August 9, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Keep it up

  68. durgesh
    August 12, 2009 at 9:54 PM

    my software trial period 2days left
    when i have used runasdate

    when i start my pc it again says u have 2 days left