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STOPzilla

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by james S, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. james S

    james S Thread Starter

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    I recently ran the program "STOPzilla" for my 30 day
    trial period...When the program ceased to function, I
    simply removed with "add/remove programs" on the
    control panel, and re-UNzipped the file...Needless to
    say, I still got a program "ended" type screen...This
    irrated me, so went into Registry and deleted EVERY-
    thing concerned with STOPzilla....STILL got the "program
    expired" screen....Even RE-downloaded the ZIP and
    still no go...SOOOOO, there has GOT to be some kind
    of alert sequence in my computer ( that is NOT labeled
    STOPzillla) that is stopping me from bringing up the
    program again...Is this true will ALL these types of
    30 day wonders??????. I don't have the same trouble
    with "window Washer"...And if there is a file that is
    stopping my STOPzilla from coming up again, you got
    any Idea what the name/type/where it might be?????
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Some of these shareware programs place a log file in some obscure spot on your harddrive to keep track of registration info and such. Good luck finding it. :)
     
  3. brendandonhu

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    30 day trial period means you are only allowed to use the program for 30 days.

    No one here is going to help you crack, pirate, or STEAL software. If you like it, pay for it.

    But there are usually free alternatives, tell us what the program does and I bet we can help you find one.
     
  4. brendandonhu

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    I see it is a popup blocker. There are 100s of free ones available. I use AdShield although lately a few people said it isn't blocking all popups, I am not sure which program those people have switched too.
     
  5. jargonize

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    this is a long shot, but try downloading again, when you unzip, write down all the file names so you can go through your puter and delete them. i wouldn't use a trial file anyway. as already said there are lots of good programs out there.

    adshield
    popup stopper
    defender
    free surfer
    noads

    these come to mind, but there is more.
     
  6. brendandonhu

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    jargonize-no point in giving people ideas on how to steal software, no matter how easy it is.
    And most trials require an installer not just unzipping because they use the registry and just deleting the files in a ZIP would be too easy. T

    These people make a software product. They allow you to test it for free. After 30 days, they ask you to pay or you may not use it anymore. What would the dealership say if you took a new Bentley for a test-drive, decided you liked it, and didn't bring it back?
     
  7. mal1930

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    Hi. As you know I tend to be easy going. When I read the original post I read it as ----- After the end of the period he removed it as he did not want to buy it. Now he finds that when but something has been left which keeps coming up. And he finds it a nuisance.

    It is that he wishes to stop not to circumvent the trial period date.

    Maybe JV16 power tools red cleaner might be able to do it for him. Peace Mal
     
  8. brendandonhu

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    If he was not trying to run the program again, why would he redownload the ZIP file twice, unzip it to see if it works, and try to find where it is storing that the trial is over?
     
  9. james S

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    Was just curious....Thanks anyway
     
  10. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    FWIW, those programs normally write an obscure registry entry that has no direct association with their product to track the installation date. Unless you monitored the exact sequence of registry writes during install, I doubt you'll find it. :)
     
  11. mal1930

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    HI Sorry Brenanonhu I think you might be right after all. I was thinking along the lines of a missing file notice appearing all the time.

    Actually there is a program on the net that is supposed to be able to crack the 30 day limit but I don't know whether it works or not. I just read about it somewhere on a forum.

    BTW I had trouble with a update of IE some years ago and it took months before a solution came up. It was really simple as it just meant changing one small file which kept telling the update it was already installed. It took so long I ended up changing to Opera. Peace Mal.
     
  12. brendandonhu

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    Crack programs and hack/install monitors do exist but read the TSG rules about provide cracks or pirated software.
    I have used serials and keygen many times, but TSG is not the place to look for illegal software!

    Granted that is what James S was talking about.
     
  13. mal1930

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    Hi, That is why I withheld it's name. Peace Mal
     
  14. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Closed as its against Forum Rules to help on hacking/cracking

    eddie
     
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