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Keygens dissapear on my Studio computer

Hi. Some (at least 3...) Keygens vanish from the setup folders as soon as i copy them into my Music Production computer. This computer is fresh and fully optimized for Digital Audio and not hooked to the internet so a lot of services are disabled. I'm not sure which one of 'em is causing this bug or is it some kind of virus.

Any thoughts on the matter?

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  • gidon_eli May 13, 2009

    I actually have purchased software worth thousands of $ so if i use a warezed plugin here and there for no commercial use i can liuve with it..same way as a musician i can live with my music being burnt and downloaded. Anyway, rjivaro, is that true for SP2? because this is the first time i am encountering this problem, but perhaps i updated windows a few weeks ago and it sneaked in under my radar. As for virus protection i have no active anti virus programm running since i am not hooked to a network.

    Thanks for the replies, if anyone has any questions concerning digital audio i would love to help.

  • gidon_eli May 14, 2009

    "Obviously your editing software is maintaining strict control over the contents of that folder by comparing folder contents to database entries. Create another one and use that, and not as a subdirectory. Consider it a special folder because it is."

    rjivaro- what do you mean by editing software? and when you say create another folder and not as a subdirectory you mean like a folder on one of the hard drives main folder (like C:/ or D:/) ? anyway i have norton on the computer i will try to see if i can configure it properly, thanks!

  • gidon_eli May 15, 2009
  • rjivaro May 11, 2010

    Microsoft installed the Pirate Detection and Remediation Tool(PDRT). There is no way to delete it, as it is a root kit and part of the install, and leaves you subject to MS scrutiny as soon as a network or modem connection allows it to 'phone home'.
    I highly recommend you discontinue using keygens on that computer if you don't like steel bars.

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 11, 2010

    So you want us to help you figure out why your ILLEGAL activities aren't working correctly? The solution: STOP USING PIRATED SOFTWARE AND PURCHASE THE PROGRAMS YOU USE.


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I see so many requests for cracks on here I have to exert significant self control to refrain from making remarks. I am a believer in supporting the developers of quality software. On the other hand, there is a lot of very poorly written software out there and I also believe I should be able to try before I buy.
That said, there is no such thing as the PDRT. I hope you can appreciate my intent.

Obviously your editing software is maintaining strict control over the contents of that folder by comparing folder contents to database entries. Create another one and use that, and not as a subdirectory. Consider it a special folder because it is.

As an aside, despite your DAW not being exposed to the outside world, if it has any exposure at all to digital data other than the music you have recorded (CD's, thumb drives, floppies etcetra), it is exposed to possible virus threats. Install something for anti-virus, but create exceptions for the music files so it isn't scanning them and eating up your cpu time while editing and recording. If the machine ever goes on the 'net, keep it behind a hardware firewall. As a long term solution, consider Mac or Linux as a platform. Increased realiability and performance, decreased suseptibility to hacks.

I'm into music also. I work as a broadcast engineer for a radio station cluster.

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  • rjivaro May 14, 2009

    I have seen problems like that before, so when I read your comment, in my brain you were talking about a folder used by your production software, not a separate folder. Sorry about that.
    I have more to say but at this point I think we should go private with the conversation. Post your email addy and I will email you.


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Most antivirus programs identify keygens as Trojans or viruses and automatically delete them if that option was selected at installation. If you don't want the keygens deleted, go into your antivirus settings and make sure it's not set to automatically delete infected files. Then be ready for the viruses sure to follow.

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