Use IDM after 30 days trial period in windows 7/8/10 (Updated keys)

Use IDM after 30 days trial :  IDM (Internet Download Manager) is the Best Download manager available for windows platform to download Music, Videos, Images, Movies, Softwares, Zip files, almost all downloadable content from the internet. Keeping apart the fact that it’s Trail Version Supports ends in 30 days, IDM is the most stable Download manager tool/software to effeciently use all the available download speed. Unlike other download managers, IDM has the capability to pause, resume and schedule downloads. It also has the comprehensive error recovery feature and resume capability to restart the broken, interrupted downloads without any hassle. IDM has a very simple interface,User friendly and Easy to Use.

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IDM Compatibilty?

IDM is compatible with all major web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer. It’s also compatible with all the Windows Operating Systems starting from XP, Vista to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and on Windows 10.

How Much IDM Really Costs?

IDM is not a free. Full-featured Version Internet download manager costs around 30$ which is a lot more for people like us. A 30 day trail version is also available to download from IDM official website.

How To Use IDM After 30 Day Trial:

No matter how powerful a software is, There will always be a way to crack things up. For IDM after a lot of trials, tests i came to know this trick which worked fine.I thought to share in my blog because i’m sure there are a lot of people out there hopefully millions searching for a solution to use IDM after the expiry of trial period. Using this trick we can use the 30 day IDM trial version Software for free without need of registration. A little bonus we can use it for lifetime and works for all version of IDM. Isn’t it cool..!!

First Things First:

If you Don’t Have IDM Setup With you, Download IDM Latest Version 30 day trial. By the time i’m writing this post IDM Version 6.21 Build 18 is available for download.

If you already have installed IDM on Your Windows 7/8/10 Laptop or PC, Please Uninstall it and Restart Your Computer. (In this tutorial, we have to restart our system a total of 3 times,don’t Skip the Restart part, It’s Very Important. If you don’t restart when needed you can’t get full version).

Tutorial To Use IDM after 30 day trial:

Step 1:
Press “Windows Key”+”R”.(this will open ‘RUN’).
Type “regedit” without using quotes and press Enter.

Use IDM after 30 day trail for free  Run Command

Step 2:
Now to Goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Download Manager.
Now Delete the Complete “Download Manager” folder.

Use IDM after 30 day trail for free registry editor

Step 3:
Now Open “Notepad” on Your Computer as Administrator.

Use IDM after 30 day trail for free  notepad as administrator

Step 4:
In Notepad’s Menu. Click on File > Open. or Simply Press Ctrl+O
A new Window will be opened for you to Browse. Goto My Computer > Local Disk C > Windows > System32 > Drivers > etc.
change the option to “All Files” and you’ll see a file named “hosts”. (only “Hosts” , Not Hosts.ics)

Use IDM after 30 day trail for free open hosts file


Step 5: Open “Hosts” file in Notepad. Simply Scroll down to the end of the document, Copy the Text mentioned below and Simply Paste it in the hosts document. localhost

Use IDM after 30 day trail for free edit hosts file


Step 6 : Save the File and restart your computer.

Step 7 : Now Install IDM and when prompted, enter the below details:

First Name – thwatikz
Last Name – youtube
Email – tbn
Serial Number – OP3BQ-I5EAR-UN52H-VR7QX

(I’ve Received some replies saying this serial number is not working , Probably used by thousands of people, so, here i’m posting some more latest keys, please pick one from them. )


Step 8 : Now again restart your computer and You Got the full version of IDM for Life Time Use for FREE.

Note: if You don’t restart your computer, it will show you trial version only.
NOTE: Even After restart during it’s first start (only the first time) IDM may say trial version, but full version will be automatically activated in a couple of seconds.

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  1. Do you have a newer serial. the one above was tagged as fake

  2. why it always say it is a fake serial number?….Is this real or not?

  3. I found my ect file empty, What I should do now pleeeeeeeez help!!!!!.

    • OK, I find it

    • over button open hit the combobox and choose all files

  4. I use these steps but it could not be changed. It shows the message ‘ Internet Download Manager has been registered with a fake serial number or the serial number has been blocked. IDM is existing…’

    • I am also getting same message do u have any recent key to be used

  5. Is it safe and secure please rply

    • Hello Navika,
      Yes it is Completely safe. It Won’t Effect your PC/Laptop and it’s performance in anyway.

  6. I got the same problem…it says idm is registered with a fake serial…

    • i also face same problem to u

  7. sir,
    the system said that the idm key is faked or blocked.. so my idm still cant be used(even after i did the 3 restart step) .. looking for help, thank you

  8. Why can i save on system32?

    • run as admin, got it

  9. it says idm is registered with a fake serial maybe because you have an internet connection On. Turn Off it first before you try entering the code. That will solve the problem. It works on me after doing it so hope it helps too =)

    • Thank u sendardou for sharing useful info..

    • you are so good trick thanks

    • Thank you very much. It helps me a lot.

  10. By the way if restarting your computer will return idm to saying it has fake serial. just redo things. Enter code offline, OK, then done. Turn on your internet and you can reuse it again. =)

  11. The best man !! keep it up i love IDM

  12. Dear Its work thank you so much….. can i update it??? when new version is available??

    • Hi naeem.
      Yes you can update it. But in case after the update if it didn’t work or if it goes to trial version again.. U need to repeat the whole process and also have to use the crack with the latest version.

  13. It all worked but still the download dsnt stated…..

  14. This is so cool! Of all sites that i’ve tried this is the only one that it worked! Thanks a lot!! :))))))

    • Hi Majoe,
      It’s happy to hear that you like my article. Make the best use of IDM. Thank You. 🙂

  15. it gives idm is registers with fake serial key would you plz help me what should do?

  16. Excuse me I could not find “Host” please help me. Thank u in advance.

    • Hi, Please recheck step 4. Keep the option to “ALL FILES” and you’ll see ‘Host’ file. Thank you.

  17. You are the best of all… Dope! Dope! Dope!! Continue.. Excellent

  18. None of serial keys are working it keeps showing fake serial key how can I fix this

  19. thanks it works perfectly

  20. I tried almost all the serial numbers..
    but it keeps on saying IDM has been registered with a fake serial number or the serial number has been blocked.
    What can I do?
    Pls reply…..

  21. it has totally failed to work on my pc

  22. i delete the download manager folder from regedit before uninstall idm and says corrupted even after i installed idm again…what should i do?

  23. Switch off ur wifi or lan. Then do those steps. It worked on me. With the very same serial keys he posted. From that example. Thanks alot man

  24. I have done above process but still it shows the message the idm serial number is fake. It also tells to active a licensed copy. Before some while a message shows to update idm. I deny that In such case what should to do? Thanks a lot. I am waiting for the answer.

    • Oui. Cet article porte sur l’extension de la piste IDM seulement.

      Good to know French.. Thank you.

    • Hi varnit. happy to hear that. you can mail me for another query or use the contact form available in this website.

  25. Hi, Firstly thanks.. there is one query, IDM work only with Internet explorer not with Google chrome any solution? Can we add with chrome?

    • Hi Shrikant,
      Usually IDM will prompt you to add extension of IDM to your chrome browser. I think you skipped it somehow. That’s no problem. You can search in Chrome Webstore for IDM extension and Add it.

      Have a great day. 🙂

  26. The serials numbers are all not available, it says that its fake and if i do it offline, something sort of crash happens to the IDM and it automatically shut down, and when i open IDM for the second time it worked just find, but i find a problem which is whenever i restart my computer or PC, i will have to reenter the registration code again, any suggestion or possible ways to get rid of this?

    • Hi Ryan,

      I suggest you to please re-try the procedure. Please disconnect your computer from the internet before starting the procedure. It will work. I’m using IDM from months using the same procedure.

      Have a good day. 🙂

  27. after restarting the pc it shows registered with fake account and it closes automatically…….

  28. Wow!! It worked for me. I was not successful on the first trial. But I disconnected from internet and meticulously followed the steps. And finally, Eureka! I have it worked without any warning notice. Thanks

  29. it will work.but how the idm software recognize to give the full version of idm.explain detailly.i have another doubt there are so many keygens,and patches,cracks of idm .if i register with any one of (keygens,and patches,cracks)how it will affect the system.give the details to me brother

  30. Thanks for the tip, but i tried every step and when i tried the registration they said and important file has been damaged and i clicked repair. It later said the key has been used by a counter fit. Pls help.

  31. it worked perfectly bro, you’re the best. Thanks alot!!

  32. could not find the reg file

  33. hey dude thanks for that tip, but after registeration it shows a message that idm is registered with a fake serial number how can stop it

    • Hi Navdeep,

      When we did this for the first time, we will see that notification. But after restarting the system it won’t appear again. I’ve been using IDM the same way from months.

      I Hope this helps. Have a great day.

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