Reverse command prompt action

Hi everone,

"A friend of mine :p" just used a crack for adobe illustrator CS4, but would like to reverse it. The CMD code is:
FIND /C /I "activate.adobe.com" %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
IF %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 ECHO ^127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com>>%WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

I have no experience whatsoever in command prompt programming, could anyone please give advise?


Help is appreciated, thanks!
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  1. In the first place, your "friend" shouldn't buy pirated stuff. If "he/she" wants to clean the computer of the changes, they can try system restore.
  2. Not all commands are reversible, in that case, simply remove the "activate.adobe.com" entry from your host file.
  3. Thanks for your kind help, I have removed the line succesfully :-).
  4. Just uninstall the software choosing to remove all profile and preference settings, restart and reinstall.
  5. A good thing to know that not every function has an inverse, but this one does. Luckily.
  6. That is a perfect example of why one shouldn't use cracks for software. Until removed, one is vulnerable to a current remote file execution bug in adobe's pdf reader because it cannot be updated.
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