If you have arrived here searching, how to fix IDM fake serial key pop up message then you have come to the right place. We, provide you an easy way to solve ‘fake serial number’ or solve ‘serial number has been blocked’ message in your IDM (Internet Download Manager). This method works on latest Internet Download Manager (even IDM  6.38 Build 2) 2020. So, get ready to get rid of annoying message and solve Fake Serial Key on IDM on Windows 7, Win8/8.1 and Windows 10.

IDM Fake Serial Key

This is the annoying message that will be shown when you try to download using IDM: ‘Internet Download manager has been registered with a fake Serial Number or the Serial Number has been blocked. Be aware that the cracked product may work incorrectly and download files with errors. Thus we advise you to purchase the full-featured product’.

If you are ok with the time and again  popup message of “Fake serial key”  whenever you try to download files using IDM then its ok you can enjoy the full working version of IDM. But if it annoys you then here is an easy fix for you, just follow these steps:

Lot’s of other website claim to fix by using either of these following steps, but we recommend you to follow each and every method’s steps as below:

Method-1 (Editing Hosts file)

  1. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
  2. Open hosts file with you favourite text editor. (you can use notepad too)
  3. Copy and paste this line of code: tonec.com http://www.tonec.com127.0.0.1 registeridm.com http://www.registeridm.com secure.registeridm.com internetdownloadmanager.com http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com secure.internetdownloadmanager.com mirror.internetdownloadmanager.com mirror2.internetdownloadmanager.com mirror3.internetdownloadmanager.com

  4. Save the file now. (or you can replace you current hosts file with this hosts file)

Method -2 (By renaming IDMGrHlp.exe file)

  1. Browse to the IDM installed directory of you pc. (let’s assume its in C:\Program Files \Internet Download Manager)
  2. Now delete the file: IDMGrHlp.exe
  3. Now copy idmBroker.exe file and paste it in the same folder as the new filename will be idmBroker – Copy.exe.
  4. Rename idmBroker – Copy.exe to IDMGrHlp.exe
    (or you can directly replace the IDMGrHlp.exe with this IDMGrHlp.exe file)

Method-3 (By disabling update check of IDM)

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DownloadManager
  3. Select CheckUpdtVM and edit its value to 0.
    (you can directly do this by opening this reg file)

Finally Method-4(Playing with Reg File)

This method includes lots of work to be done in Registry so we have created the ready to go .reg file to make things simple. Just download the file below and double click to play with it.

Full Video Tutorial:

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Click here to download the full instruction for easy fix to IDM Fake Serial Key popup

(Please do read instruction first)

Note: This tutorial was tested on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 and worked perfectly.

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