How to Remove IDM from Registry

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Sometimes when you try to install latest version of IDM or due to some another reason you will see the message that is Your IDM is registered with fake serial number“. The message will pop upped even you uninstall and delete IDM’s folder from Program files,  unable to install any version of IDM with any crack method. This could be fixed by removing Internet Download Manager’s registry detail or removing from registry which  is very easy. Follow these following steps :-

1. Press Program + R (To open Run).

2. Type regedit in run.


4. Click on SOFTWARE

5. Find and delete Internet Download Manager.

6. Find and  delete IDM.

Either any one or both above file(IDM or Internet Download Manager) will be there so delete both.


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  • thank you its very useful

    raju December 29, 2012 7:20 PM Reply
  • thanks dude, but still there a file named “(Default)” exists , whats next ???

    Ismail March 28, 2013 5:46 PM Reply
  • if ur still unable to register IDM with these steps
    Disconnect all you internet connections first.
    1. uninstall idm & don’t reboot.
    2. press windows+R & type regedit.exe
    3. goto “HKCU/Software/Download Manager” (delete file download manager) also goto “HKLU/Software/Internet Download Manager”(delete it)
    4. reboot your PC
    5. after reboot goto C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager (delete it)
    6. Now download latest version from IDM official website and install it.
    7. Download Patch here :
    8. after download paste this patch at C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager.
    9. open this IDM patch generate serial with any fake unused email & name. Press apply patch.
    10. Congratulations & no need to modify any hosts file.

    ad23423 November 1, 2013 9:47 AM Reply
  • i cant do this in win 8. there is nothin about idm or internet download manager in registry

    mohsin jutt January 11, 2015 11:39 PM Reply
    • please follow the steps mention in post.

      Nishant January 16, 2015 11:53 PM Reply
  • Thank You Sir I follow of your step……………..

    Ajit Behera February 25, 2015 5:28 PM Reply
  • Thanks alot.

    ksmuthukrishnan, ipoh, malaysia July 18, 2015 4:51 PM Reply

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