This utility attempts to bypass demoware date restrictions by altering the system date at the program level. Cracklock's simple interface lists each program the application has fooled into using an alternate time. The short Help file serves novice users with simple explanations.
This program's operation requires a small amount of forethought. For each program running under Cracklock, users set the virtual date, time, and time zone on a screen that mimics the Windows clock dialog. Another easily set function forces the running program to freeze the clock during operation. The program's downside is that applications must be started from within Cracklock's Manager. However, the application includes an option to set a desktop shortcut to automate the process.
This freeware won't fool programs that check the true time and date against an Internet server. Still, Cracklock will fool many demo programs to let them run long after trial expiration.
Cracklock protects you from the 30th-day virus by allowing you to change the system date and time on a per-application basis. It can also be used to test conformity against the ever-threatening Y10K bug. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.