Cracklock is a unique tool designed to protect you from a particularly vicious polymorphic virus affecting an ever-growing number of shareware programs. This virus, known as the "30th day virus", typically manifests itself 30 days after the installation of your infected software and basically prevents it from starting up! Often a warning message accompanies this suspicious behaviour. Cracklock cures your programs using cutting-edge technology that are still unknown to other anti-virus vendors (McAfee, Norton, Sophos, Thunderbyte, F-Proot...).
Cracklock can be used for other purposes as well, for instance developers have used it to certify their software for "Year 2000" compliance. Since then we've improved Cracklock and are now proud to announce that it can also certify your software against the Y10K bug (aka "bug of the year 10000"). Thanks to Cracklock those bugs have all become a problem of the past.
- Download Cracklock Latest version (1.27MB)
64-bit support and open source
Need Cracklock for 64-bit programs?
Help contribute to the crowdsourcing effort below, if the goal is reached
I'll release a 64-bit version of Cracklock.
All proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Help reach the stretch goal and I'll put all Cracklock sources on GitHub for everyone to use and modify.
Find more about the program at the Cracklock Beats Leukemia blog post.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Cracklock FAQ is available here.
For discussions about Cracklock, visit the Cracklock group.
See the change log to see the list of recent changes. The following features were introduced since version 3.9:
- Cracklock can now be run from a flashdisk
- It is possible to choose whether to store informations in the Windows Registry or in an INI file.
- Cracklock still (partial translation) of the following languages: french, english, spanish, arabic, serbo croatian, hungarian, korean, german, simplified chinese and portuguese.
The english documentation is available here. For other languages an older version of the documentation is available:
Contributing to the translation
The translation tool I once developped (RLGui) is now deprecated. Although it had nice features (for instance it can automatically reuse strings translated for version n of a program to generate translation for version n+1), it required me to do some postprocessing after each translator had finished his job. From now on, if you want to make a new translation of Cracklock, use any resource editor available on the net (Resource Hacker, Resource Explorer or Microsoft Visual Studio) and edit one of the file in the 'Language' subdirectory of Cracklock (e.g. CLRESUS.DLL for the english version) then save it under another name (e.g. CLRESGE.DLL for german) in the same directory. After restarting Cracklock Manager, the newly created language will appear under the Language menu.
You can download here older versions of Cracklock.
|Cracklock.3.9.44.exe||16 March 2008||missing||Cracklock 3.9.44|
|Cracklock.3.9.42.exe||11 March 2008||missing||Cracklock 3.9.42|
|Cracklock.3.9.37.exe||09 March 2008||missing||Cracklock 3.9.37|
|Cracklock.3.8.27.exe||01 December 2007||missing||Cracklock 3.8.27|
|Cracklock.3.8.26.exe||16 September 2007||missing||Cracklock 3.8.26|
|Cracklock.3.8.20.exe||11 September 2007||missing||Cracklock 3.8.20|
|Cracklock.3.8.13.exe||8 August 2007||missing||Cracklock 3.8.13|
|cklk389.exe||2 August 2007||missing||Cracklock 3.8.9|
|cklk388.exe||7 November 2005||missing||Cracklock 3.8.8|
|cklk387.zip||16 September 2005||missing||Cracklock 3.8.7|
|cklk386.zip||18 July 2005||missing||Cracklock 3.8.6|
|cklk385.zip||8 May 2005||missing||Cracklock 3.8.5|
|cklk384.zip||2 August 2001||missing||Cracklock 3.8.4|
|cklk383.zip||11 June 2001||missing||Cracklock 3.8.3 Use this version if you are running Windows 95 without the Unicode service pack.|
|cklk382b.zip||20 January 2001||missing||Cracklock 3.8.2 beta|
|cklk381.zip||17 September 1999||missing||Cracklock 3.8.1|
|cklk37_help.zip||5 August 1999||missing||Cracklock 3.7.1|
|ck36sp.zip||9 April 1999||missing||Spanish resources for Cracklock 3.6|
|ck36us.zip||10 April 1999||missing||English resources for Cracklock 3.6|
|cklk36_help.zip||3 January 1999||missing||Cracklock 3.6|
|cklk35_help.zip||25 December 1998||missing||Cracklock 3.5|
|cklk30_help.zip||9 August 1998||missing||Cracklock 3.0|
|cklk23.zip||18 June 1998||missing||Cracklock 2.3|
|cklock11.zip||11 June 1998||missing||Cracklock 1.1|