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Reverse command prompt action

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February 4, 2010 11:20:10 AM

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!
February 5, 2010 12:09:56 AM

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.
a b L Programming
February 8, 2010 5:13:16 PM

Not all commands are reversible, in that case, simply remove the "activate.adobe.com" entry from your host file.
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February 8, 2010 6:13:40 PM

Thanks for your kind help, I have removed the line succesfully :-).
March 28, 2010 1:06:16 AM

Just uninstall the software choosing to remove all profile and preference settings, restart and reinstall.
April 11, 2010 12:55:49 PM

A good thing to know that not every function has an inverse, but this one does. Luckily.
April 22, 2010 2:27:52 AM


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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