Forget the Trial ..... Program to stop the time the test programs.
This program basically serves to remove / delete the trial versions of the programs, what it does is make the program believe that the time of testing is not progressing, it is always the same. " CrackLock" is a program that allows us to indefinitely extend the probationary period of Shareware programs that have a time limit. It works by making the program believe that the date remains constant. Simple and effective.
Developed in Visual C++ 5.0
Welcome to the system of help of MicroBest Cracklock
You surely know of the virus more polimórfico and sadist of the century end, the one that one makes call "The virus of the thirtieth
day". This attacks as much to the best as to the worst Sharewares to the intruducirles, to the installation moment an error that
prevents them to work beyond a certain time, frequently 30 days. Cracklock is to the vanguard in the fight against this mortal virus
that neither McAf.., neither Norto.., neither F-Pr.., neither Thunderb.. they have been able to fight with him.
It is more: Cracklock is also a tool that the developers can use for chequear in their products the problem of the year 2000, known
by their initials in inglás "Y2K". This without having to change the date of to computer and being avoided this way potential
problems and colateral effects.
What is there again in this version?
A new setup program: that it simplifies the process of installation of Cracklock.
The manejador: a new interface that allows him to configure all and each one of the programs controlled by Cracklock in a simpler and
Multilenguaje: Cracklock has been carried to several languages.
He/she helps contextual: you can obtain help from any place, in any moment!
How is it that Cracklock works?
Cracklock controls a list of programs that you indicate him. When a program of this list needs the date or the hour, Cracklock he/she
enters in operation engañndo to the needy program and returning him a fecha/hora predetermined by you. This way the program
"believes" that he/she is running in that fecha/hora and it continues running.
For the final user: it avoids the virus of the 30mo day
With this system, you can avoid many problems found in softwares distribuídos in the Internet affected by the virus of the 30mo day
that causes that the programs stop to run in a certain date from their installation.
For the developer: it is a sure method to prove the compatibility of their software for the year 2000 (Y2K)
With the help of Cracklock, the developer of programs can quick and efficiently to prove the compatibility with the "Year 2000" (Y2K)
of softwares developed by him.
Usually to make this, the developer modifies the global date of the system, to simulate the transition between the night of December
31 1999 and January 1ro the 1900. This affects the system in a complete way, and he/she possibly results in a series of defects
indeseados. There are some points of importance that I will demonstrate with two examples here: :
or Windows is an operating system that claims to be multiproceso: any it is the program that Y2K is proving, you will also be able to
use its computer to execute routine operations with the other installed softwares (being you an user with license of use of those
programs). To the you to change the global date of the system, the printed date in the files created by those softwares will be
affected Later on this, it won't be easy to analyze the content of its hard disk, or to use routines of cleaning of the different
manejadores of disks like the Norton, etc.
or Also, you can have installed one of the famous programs affected by the virus of the 30mo day, Paint Shop Pro for example, and
he/she wants to execute it. If you use this application with the date of the system changed at December 31 the 1999 and he/she tries
to use the PSP, obviously it will misinform the PSP when making him "believe" that the period of 30 days offered as test has expired.
PSP is well programmed - for sure he is - and it doesn't work in its machine again although the installation has just made.
How to install Cracklock?
or Decompress the installation package, which includes the setup programs (using Winzip or Pkunzip).
or Execute the file INSTALAR.EXE.
How desinstalar Cracklock?
In the Panel of Configuration of Windows, Agregar/Eliminar Programs select, Then MicroBest select Cracklock of the list of programs
and make click Agregar/Eliminar it has more than enough.
I warn for the users of previous versions
or If you have some installation of a previous version of the Cracklock in their computer it is advisable desinstalarla or in some
way to suppress it before installing the new version.
or If you have installed a previous version at 2.3 o'clock: before eliminating it, he/she has to disable Cracklock of all the
programs in that it was enabled. Only then, you can desinstalar Cracklock of the panel of configuration of Windows.
Manejador of Cracklock
The Manejador of Cracklock is an utility that allows him to add and to configure the programs controlled by Cracklock. All the
programs that Cracklock supervises are put in a list maintained by the manejador.
The interface of the manejador is very easy of using then he/she has a resemblance with the Browser of Windows.
this tool facilitates him the 3 fundamental functions:
or to Add a new program
or to Configure the hora/fecha parameters for this program
or to Execute the program (although you are not forced to make it from the manejador, because the program you can execute directly).
How to configure a program to be used by Cracklock?
Before anything, you should pull up the manejador from the called Ícono Manejador of the MicroBest Cracklock in the group of programs
MicroBest Cracklock of the menu of beginning of Windows.
or How to add a new program?
The first thing to make if you want that Cracklock supervises a program it is to add this to the list of programs to control for
Cracklock. For this you should:
- to make double click on the ícono to Add program
- to select the program in question (usually a file with extension. EXE)
- to configure the parameters for this program
He/she notices: In these moments Cracklock cannot control programs of 16 bits (says you those only designed for Windows 3.1x).
Windows of 32 bits Only runs with programs (Windows 9X or NT).
or Configuring a program to be used by Cracklock
The only non optional parameters are those of fecha/hora.
Select the program to configure of the list of the manejador. Make click on the menu it "Programs" and select "Configuration... "
Menu of the program
A window will appear suggesting him a series of options to configure:
You have to use the Calendar and the clock to select a date and wanted time.
Use the button Current "Fecha/Hora to configure the Fecha/hora with the data of that precise instant.
Use the button "Date of creation of the file" to configure the Fecha/Hora with the Date and Hour of installation of the program.
You can select if Cracklock should affect:
or "hour": only the hour you veráafectada. The date will be the current one given by the clock of the computer in that moment.
or it "dates and tiemo": Cracklock will affect the date and the time.
or it "dates": only the date will be affected. The hour will be the current one given by the clock of the computer in that moment.
Most of the programs don't need additional parameters. However, it is possible that you need some of them in specific cases.
or to "Affect Date and hour of the system"
When it is selaccionado, this option he/she will make that the Cracklock is less intelligent: Every time that you execute a
controlled program, the date and hour of the system it will be changed to the values previously specified by you. When the program
concludes the original values they are restored taking in consideration the lapsed time.
The inconvenience of this method is that all the programs that are being executed in that moment will be affected by the change of
the values in the date and hour.
This option reproduces the same thing that you can make manually with the commands of it "dates" or low MS/DOS "cheat" or from the
panel of windows configuration. To the programming effects and the purposes of creation of Cracklock, this option doesn't make sense.
or constant" "Hora/Fecha
This opsión will "freeze" the date and hour of the system. Useful for programs that are executed some hours or minutes.
For example, if you configure the date and hour so that it is the 10:00:00 22/09/1981 for this program. The date and hour of the
system will be now 10:00:00 22/09/1981 the same thing that in 10 minutes.
In opposition, if the option is not selected, at the beginning of the program this he/she will see" later the 10:00:00 22/09/1981,
and 10 minutes he/she will "see" the 10:10:00 22/09/1981.
or advanced Options
In the "Dependences" of the configuration window, you have the possibility to choose what file to affect for Cracklock.
Window of Dependences
In execution of the operation license of most of the softwares that you acquire, you accept not to modify the executable files (still
in the case of being corrigiendo a defect caused by a virus, like in our case). since you have signed, you should maintain their
word. To maintain their calm conscience you can request to Cracklock that doesn't modify none of the files selecting "None."
In this case, you won't allow that their program runs in a direct way from the browser or from a window of MSDOS. You will have to
execute it from the Manejador of Cracklock that is the simplest form, or from a Shortcut modified in the start menu of beginning of
Windows, or using the contextual menu in the Browser.
or Another parametrizar form a program to be used by the Cracklock without having quwe to use the manejador
You can use the Browser of Windows to configure a program to be used by the Cracklock, without the Manejador of Cracklock:
In the Browser of Windows, go to the directory in that he/she is the program in question.
Browser of Windows
In this window, make click with the right button of the mouse in the executable one (VBDate.exe in our example). A menu contextual
aparecerá(en dependence of the installed utilities, this he/she can appear in a lightly different way):
In this menu, select "Properties"; a window with several entrances will appear. MicroBest select Cracklock:
The leaf of properties of the "MicroBest Cracklock"
If you want to enable the cracklock for this program, mark the stall to "Activate Cracklock."
Select the stall to "show advanced options to consent to the same options of the manejador in yes.
To run a program
To execute a program controlled by Cracklock, you can make it for the usual form, of making double click on the ícono, or selecting
the program in the manejador of the Cracklock and making double click on the option to "Execute of the menu
In the option "Dependences" of the parameters, you can have chosen not to modify the files of the controlled program. In this case,
you have to execute the application in another way. You have three methods:
or Using the manejador, like it was described in the General Case
or Modifying the Shortcut to their program: make that this shortcut (in the menu of "Beginning" of Windows) it points to the
C:ARCHIV~1CracklockMCL.EXE C:APPAPP.EXE [parámetros_del_programa]
- C:ARCHIV~1CracklockMCL.EXE is the complete road to the program MCL.EXE installed by Cracklock
- C:APPAPP.EXE is the complete road to the executable one (. EXE) of its program
- [parámetros_del_programa] they are the optional parameters required by their program
or Using the menu of context of the Browser of Windows:
In the browser, go to the folder where their file is located
Browser of Windows
In that window, make right click on the executable of the program that wants (VBDate.exe in this example). AND a context menu will
Finally select the option to "Start up with Cracklock"
size 1.9 mb