Activate Internet Download Manager Permanently - My Tech Lab

27 Dec 2014

Activate Internet Download Manager Permanently

How to activate internet download manager
Internet download manager is a download software that
allows you to download files, videos, and virtually
anything at an amazing speed. it's perfect for
organizing your downloaded files and videos and also gives
you the option to schedule, resume download and Que your downloads

Internet download manager is the best deal for
all your downloads, however, the free version only
runs for 30 days trial after which you have to purchase
but hey...if you have no credit card to purchase
the full version don't worry. in this post am going
to show you how to fully activate internet download
manager forever. follow the process below;

Process Involved

1. Download the latest version IDM from Here and install it.
2. Locate the "etc" file by navigating to  ”C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”
on your computer.

3. In the “etc” folder you will see a file with name “hosts“
4. Right click on the Hosts file and choose “properties” and Navigate to
“security” tab on the property window.
5. click on “Advanced” and locate the “owner” tab on the Advanced Security Option.
Activate idm permanently

6. Click on “edit“.
7. A new window will be opened. in the new window you will find a tab asking for
“change Owner to“ change it to your local user on which you logged on.
(e.g. USER-PC or anything. But not the Administrator)
Activate internet download manager

8. Below that you will find a check box “replace owner on sub containers and objects“.
9. Just tick the check box.
10. Apply all the changes”. Just ignore any popup  message and press OK.
11. Right click again on the “Hosts” file and select “properties” then go to “security” tab.
12. click On the  “Edit” button on ”Group or User Names” section.
13. A window for permission will be opened. Select the logged or local user and  in the
“Permission For User”  tab and  tick “Full Control”.
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14. Apply all changes. And click “OK“
15. Open the “Hosts” file with notepad and Copy the bold text below and paste it in the hosts file.

16. Save the hosts file and open Your IDM application.Go to “registration” on the menu bar and click on it. Fill the pop up window with your details. In the serial key field enter any of the following keys below


That's all. now enjoy super fast download speed with your idm.

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