16 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2018 1:54 PM by gener7

    Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?

    omare66266754 Level 1

      I am a student in Egypt and here one dollar equals 19 pound , so many students choose the cracked version because they can't pay for Adobe products . I thought that was wrong and it's like stealing someone's effort , but I wonder if Adobe is not fighting this may be they are not angry with these cracked versions and let students, small teams and business to work using their programs freely

      For me , I used cracked Photoshop a lot for charitable and civil works and even some very small business

      And today I am about to market a business for a place which provide courses for Adobe products , And of course it's all cracked so I am hesitant to accept . Please help me !

        • 1. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          Users here could not give you an official Adobe statement of what Adobe is or is not doing> Adobe would not publish anything like that. Users here are user like you not Adobe employees. We can give you no facts. If Adobe went after dishonest students all that would happen is the student would be shown to be a thief and Adobe would not recover what it cost to prosecute the student.  What makes you think Adobe  is not trying to crack down on the crackers?  What makes student think that cracked code is safe to use what did the crackers do to Adobe's software? Perhaps Adobe has put code into products the test if the product code has been altered and if that machine connects to the web report the thief.  What code is in Adobe products for dealing with activation and motoring activation status and software state.

          • 3. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
            terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

            In case you don't know virtually every known crack for Adobe software contains malware. The days of some enthusiastic hacker breaking into software just to prove it can be done are well and truly over. Today cracks ,hacks and keygens are produced to make money and the creators rely on that human weakness 'Greed'- wanting something for nothing.

             

            The trouble is the crack will be doing something behind the scenes. With Adobe cracks the most popular past time is cryptocurrency mining , which although harmless as it doesn't steal data, redirects the resources of the computer to increase the size of the hackers bitcoin wallet. Because nothing is being stolen or changed anti-virus software does not flag these cracks as dangerous. This is why the most ubiquitous of the cracks passes your AV. I'm told that some hackers make $80,000 a year doing this with as few as 20 bots in operation.

             

            Of course, the crack is using your internet connection heavily and if you don't have unlimited broadband this will work out expensive. The most expensive consequence is your CPU is running at near maximum while the computer is on, draining the battery on a laptop or using vast amounts of mains electricity. An infected computer uses around 5 times as much power as a normal one. This means very high electricity bills. Many people only realise something is wrong when they receive the electricity bill. In addition to all that, the computer will wear out much faster in the same way a car would if driven at 100 miles an hour all the time. So in many respects Adobe doesn't need to worry about people using cracks as they are damaging their hardware, slowing down their computer, paying more for internet and electricity and for what? -to save $10 a month. If you want to know more about malware in Adobe software look at some of the Kaspersky Labs Bulletins and you will quickly see I'm not making this up.

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            • 4. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
              gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              My experience, cracks also cause Photoshop to malfunction. Missing 3D functions for example and then those who use it have the nerve to ask the forums for help.

               

              If anyone here sees that the programming libraries are tampered, that should end any attempt at help.

               

              It's like someone asks a store to fix a phone they carry and they see that a third party tampered with it. That store is not going to troubleshoot someone elses' unauthorized fixes.

              • 5. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                omare66266754  wrote

                 

                Today I am about to market a business for a place which provide courses for Adobe products , And of course it's all cracked so I am hesitant to accept . Please help me !

                You should be hesitant be positive you want to do that before doing it. Is being dishonest in Egypt the norm?  Are there no laws in Egypt? You live there I do not.  You will get no help from Adobe for that business I'm quite sure. In fact Adobe may find your participation with that business is not in their best interest and now you can not even state you did no know the business was using stolen  Adobe applications. Student did you not learn anything?

                • 6. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                  ricor51192602 Level 1

                  Off course there is a law in Egypt don't get so serious he just a kid don't know what he doing. The way tech company deliver it's product is not really good in any way alot of fractured to be used for something like that.

                  • 7. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                    Subhan22 Level 1

                    thats not true Ive been using cracks for 3 years. works perfectly.

                    • 8. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                      terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                      A pretty dumb thing to do Subhan. Adobe now know your IP address which is regional and localises you to a few square miles anywhere in the world. Your IP address also reveals your service provider and the exact time of your posting here has been recorded-All Adobe now need to do is serve a court order on your service provider for access to their server logs and they will know the name of the account holder as well as your address . I don't know if they will bother with an insignificant idiotic software thief like you but if they did you or your parents could be facing a fine and a criminal record . I doubt your parents will be happy if fined a years wages because you have been a total fool, but your family will get no sympathy from me.. Hope they get you 'bozo'

                       

                      Terri

                      • 9. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                        davescm Adobe Community Professional

                        And on a less drastic note we all now know who not to help.

                        Dave

                        • 10. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                          terris86415680 Adobe Community Professional

                          Do you think I was a little over the top Dave I can't stand software thieves now Photoshop is so cheap. I could understand it when Photoshop cost a student £1000 but now it's £10 a month I don't-most students spend more than that down the pub in a week. I doubt whether Adobe will pursue this in regards to this individual but I decided to write what I did because the forum is 'spydered' by Google and I think it's good for potential users of pirated software to know just how easily they can now be caught and if Adobe should so choose prosecute them. I suppose we should report Subhan22 in the back office and get their account here deleted-if you don't have a problem with me doing that?

                           

                          Regards Terri

                          • 11. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                            MikeGondek Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                            You handled that very well in my opinion, and good to see you back on the forums.

                             

                            This poster shows how software piracy and disrespect for intellectual is rampant especially in certain countries. We get questions from printers and they send us screenshots especially when their english is not good and do not even care the registration cracker software is up or we see the icon in their dock. They usually are not very good printers also.

                            • 12. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                              davescm Adobe Community Professional

                              Hi Terri

                              I had no problem at all with your comments. I just wanted to point out that I have and will refuse to help anyone if I see they are using cracked software.

                               

                              Dave

                              • 13. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                                gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                Some would go on YouTube to generate revenue by carrying vids on cracking Adobe software. I had no idea until some frantic YouTuber came into these forums begging us to recant the copyright strike, so that his revenue could be restored.

                                 

                                Best anyone could do was to advise him or her to use YouTube's appeal mechanism. It's not anyone in the Forums, but the Legal dept that files the complaint, and they would have to contact whoever was named in the strike. They would likely have to sit it out in the penalty box, because the Adobe legal team had evidence and wasn't about to let it go.

                                 

                                Haven't seen anyone from YouTube show up here anymore since then.

                                 

                                The point is that Adobe's Legal team is busy, but those who know can't say. Their silence is not inaction.

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                                • 14. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                                  ricor51192602 Level 1

                                  If you want to use a software application freely find software that comes with license other than proprietary. Use, GIMP instead maybe.

                                  • 15. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                                    ronanone007 Level 1

                                    you can get CS2 for free legally I believe, sounds like you feel a bit guilty about it, maybe when your business takes off you can start paying back.

                                    • 16. Re: Why don't Adobe fight cracked vesions ?
                                      gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                      ronanone007  wrote

                                       

                                      you can get CS2 for free legally I believe, sounds like you feel a bit guilty about it, maybe when your business takes off you can start paying back.

                                       

                                      No, that's not correct. You cannot get CS2 for free. Details in this thread: Adobe Photoshop CS2