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How to remove ‘Internet Download Manager IDM has been registered with a fake Serial Number’ error?
Here in this post, I will be sharing two methods to remove this error.
Let’s start with the methods to resolve problem of IDM pop up error ‘Internet Download Manager IDM has been registered with the fake serial number’.

Method 1: Editing the Hosts File

Step-1 Close all the process of IDM from Task Manager.

Step-2 Browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Step-3 Right click on the “hosts” file and Select “Open with”. Now, choose Notepad.

Step-4 Paste the following Code at the end of the text and save it. 

(See the screenshot, if confused)
Remove IDM Fake Serial Number Error

Step-5 While Saving you will get error in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Pro. However You will not get error in Windows XP. If Error persist follow these steps.

Step-5.1 Right click on “hosts” file. Choose “Properties”.
Click on “Security” tab. Then click on “Edit” option as shown in the below image
Remove IDM Fake Serial Number

Step-5.2 Now a new box of "Permissions for host" will pop up.
Choose your User and mark a tick on Full Control then Apply > OK
Remove IDM Fake Serial

That’s it. You’re done. Restart your PC and run IDM without any interruption.

Method 2: Tricking with IDM files

Step-1 Open C: Drive and navigate to ‘Internet Download Manager’ folder in program files
Remove IDM Fake

Step-2 In open window, search and delete ‘IDMGrHlp.exe’ file. And copy ‘idmBroker.exe’ from same folder and paste it in same folder.

Step-3 Once you done with Step-2. Now rename the copied file of ‘idmBroker - Copy.exe’ to ‘IDMGrHlp.exe’ as shown below in screenshot

Remove IDM Serial

Step-4 Now last step is to restart your PC to apply changes and Get rid of Pop up error

How to Disable Internet Download Manager IDM Automatic Update Check
Internet Download Manager also known as IDM is the most popular paid download manager tool available today for Windows. IDM is very easy to use than other download manager available. After Integrating IDM Extention in Browsers like, Mozilla, Opera, Chrome etc. You can download any video or file directly.

This tutorial will guide you step by step "How to Disable Internet Download Manager IDM Automatic Update Check"

How to Turn off IDM Automatic Update Check

Step-1 Open Start Menu > Run OR Press Win+R on you keyboard to launch Run.
Step-2 After opening Registry Editor. Type "regedit" and hit OK.
IDM Automatic Update

Step-3 In Registry Editor, proceed as following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > DownloadManager
(You can see the screenshot, if confused)
IDM Automatic Update check

Step-4 Now Double click on the name "LstCheck" (it can be LastCheck for older IDM versions)
(Follow the screenshot, if confused)
IDM Update check

Step-5 Change the value to a future date as I did 01/01/80
Now it will ask for update on 1st January 2080
(Follow the screenshot)
IDM Update

Step-6 Now Press OK, Close Registry Editor and Restart the PC.


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