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Remove Time Limit From Trial Software With Time Stopper

So you downloaded a trial software and loved it, now what? The next step would be to use this software forever, but how would you do so? Time Stopper(Update: New version link added, now it comes without ads) is a free tool for Windows that can stop any trial software’s time for you. For example you downloaded a software that comes with 15-days trial, you used for 3 days which means 12 more days are left before it expires. Just run Time Stopper, choose the program, set the date between the trial limit, and it would handle the rest by stopping the time for you.

Below is the complete guide on how to stop a time of a trial software. Make sure that you have read it thoroughly till the end before using this tool.

Note: When this tool will stop the time for a trial software, it will not change or stop your system time.

First click Browse and select the executable(.exe) file of the software whose trial limit you want to remove. Then go ahead and choose the date, this date should be within the trial period of the software. Let me elaborate, for example you installed a trial software on 1st June, used it till 3rd June and is going to expire on 15th June. Now you will select the date between 4th June and 14th June.

time stopper - select date screenshot

On the right side of the screen you will be shown a system calendar so that you can know what date is today. In the next step, choose the time and finally click, Open software on your date button. This will open the software on the date that you have defined.

open trial software on date

If you have to open any trial software frequently using Time Stopper, you can create it’s desktop shortcut. To do so, first enter the desktop icon name and then click Create Desktop Shortcut button. Now use this newly created desktop icon to open the trial software you frequently use. 😉

creating shortcut for trial software

Important Note: The trial limit of the trial software will come to a halt if you use Time Stopper to open that software. And once you use Time Stopper to run any trial software, make sure that you remove all desktop icons of that software. In this way you won’t accidentally click the original program icon otherwise the trial period will be permanently over. I would recommend that you read the help file too that comes with Time Stopper.

It is not a new tool, but can work with most trial software currently available and is compatible with all versions of Windows. You can also learn to reinstall trial software after trial period has expired. Enjoy!


  1. In fact the time stopper url is dead, and Ok if you update, But have you tried installing the xlstat addin, for excel, by a way or another you can not remove the trail period restriction, and after end it always gives message you have finish the ….. and a free useless version is present, even after unistalling this free version, the full version never appears again either by formatting and applying new clean windows installation, awaiting for your solution.

  2. Its funny to me how there are people posting about others “stealing” software, and that they are just thieves. Guess what everyone is a thief or has stolen in the past.Its just a matter of appetite and opportunity, yeah, yeah, yeah I know somebody is gonna say I have never stolen anything in my life. Guess what now you are also a liar. I want you to think about the time you took paper or pencils or pens from work. Oh yeah and also when you were late but clocked in on time or came back from lunch late. NEWS FLASH that is stealing, so before someone gets that holier than thou attitude check your own house and take your own inventory. By the way I’m not advocating for anyone to steal, but I sure don’t like how ALL software companies try and screw us, for example I don’t even own my copy of the operating system on this computer and I’m not allowed to make a copy of it to have in case the original gets scratched or stops working. We should all clean our own houses and not worry about others.

  3. I clicked on the download button and then it takes me to another page and that page asks me to download SpeedTracker, but I can’t find Time Stopper to download. What’s up with that?

  4. So ….if you loan something to someone, and they decide they are keeping it, would you like that? I bet you wouldn’t. So explain to me, what is the difference here?

    • But what If your loaning something that you got another unlimited number of.
      If I had 100,000 of the same DVDs and I lent one out and they decided they are keeping it, it wouldn’t bother me?

  5. I use a Virtual Machine such as Oracle Virtual Box. Take a snapshot of the newly installed OS (without the trial program installed)
    Install the trail Program and use it for the trial period.
    Once the trial period has expired, revert from the snapshot and reinstall the trial program again…
    Other than that, programs such as Freeze, or Time stopper are ok if you can get them to work without stuffing the rest of your system.

  6. I wonder if time stopper combined with Faronics Deep Freeze would work lol. Deep freeze without paying for it is a 15 day software but it resets your computer to a previous state of your entire os. combined with time stopper i’d say it might work indefinitely to stop a time limit on a program.

  7. To all those people saying that this is a bad idea, and that it just screws the developer out of well earned money…no. This just makes it more convenient for people who like trials.
    Great example: I use WinZip for a lot of different programs, but only use it occasionally. When I find that my trial period has expired…i am forced to either buy it, quit using it, or delete the program and re-download the trial version again….I opt for the 3rd option. This program just makes it more convenient for me. 

  8. Most independent devs, do not make much from their software. Most like myself, just make a supplemental income that pays for the website to make it available to you (typically at a nominal cost), the license costs of the development environment and 3rd party components. We do it because we are passionate about the code, but need to charge something to be able to continue. 

    Independant devs are free to develop innovative products that would be impossible to develop in a Corporate setting, simply due to there not being enough profit in it for shareholders.

    It is common for independant devs to protect unlicensed copies of their apps by a simple time limit. Corporate developers will use more expensive, telephone and internet based licensing. This will not hurt the Corporations. 

    If you steal from us, we will be unable to economically continue and all you will be left with is mainstream software from Microsoft. There will be less choice fro you and less competition driving up costs.

    • I respect your opinion, but this is not how the software market works. People who want to circumvent protection to use software for free will try to do so no matter what. If you could prevent it (which you can’t), then they would simply use another software that they *can* get for free, or stop trying at all. They would never pay for it since they never planned to. It will not have a negative effect on your sales since those people who do actually consider buying will still do so.

      In short: focus on your customers by ensuring that you offer a product that people are willing to pay money for, and show them that they get something worthwhile in return. Don’t waste time by worrying about people who would never ever pay you a dime anyway.

  9. Tried it on mobione software, just endet up loosing 13 out of my free 15 days. so I cant use it anymore. oh well. probably works on other software 🙂

  10. It’s surely more convenient to buy the software /things you want.. but maybe you can’t find it on the stores and/or you don’t have a credit card and MOSTLY you’re afraid to buy through internet. So when the law takes away the crooks ‘from’ internet /..else where.. then.. then

  11. Sounds to me like it would be beter to just un-install the program then delet reg keys
    and re-install. Running 101 aplications is insane.

  12. I own my computer including the hard drive. If I don’t want a file recorded on it, I have the right to erase/delete that file, including ****.tt files. I don’t want to change the date stamp or continue to use the program, I just want to free up the disk space I paid for. So does this program allow you to erase a ****.tt file?

  13. im looking for something that lets me convert videos that are limited to 1 minute for full length. it lets me convert videos over 1 minute but the result can only be 1 minute.

  14. Use open source software and avoid all of these problems if you don’t want to pay. If you want to use proprietary software for free, there are always going to be issues and arguments. I can’t understand why someone would want to fuck about getting hacks for proprietary apps that usually turn out to be shit and usually have an open source alternative that is less buggy by nature of it being updated regularly? Having 100 copies of these time stopper apps to run a trial that would otherwise have expired is just mental. I take my hat off to the will and determination to fuck off the money grabbers and all that but I just couldn’t live with having to run 100+1 apps every time, it would be fucking lunacy.

  15. It’s just a matter of time before the law and the authorities catch up with these guys. This type of software simply aids and abets software theft, since no legitimate use could be claimed (just as with radar detectors).

    • look we get screwed from every tom dick an harry in this world they make money an we the people suffer so wake up

  16. This helped a lot! But, my version of Time Stopper doesn’t have the place where you select the time. I have the third version of Time Stopper.

  17. I found that time stopper does not stop a trial with Cisco Network Manager, I followed the instructions to the letter but soon as the trial expired I now longer able to share any folders on my network. At least on a good note Time Stopper does not show up any red flags with Nortons.

    • Lol yes you are right. I do always buy the software that I like, but I do my best to live on freewares too. Secondly most trial software have limited features, this tool doesn’t bring in more features. 🙂

    • well… it’s work… but it’s only work on any application,is there a way to stop global timing of windows clock?…do you have any recomended to me how to stop trial time of plug ins that embeded to host application?.i’ve got a crack to host…but how about the plugins?…thanx a lot.

    • what if the company disappear of the internet completely, happend to me with glitzycam, can’t find the full software anywhere

  18. The problem is that my copy of Time Stopper has a time limit on it. I am at present running almost 100 versions of the product on top of each other just to run another trial version of something else. Thanks guys.

    • Time Stopper Software is amazing… Guys!
      Try it!

      Download link is here…

      1). Unzip
      2). Install
      3). AND

      After installed…
      Enjoy! Fuck that all of Trial Version Software’s…

      1. Select the Main EXE of the Trial Version
      2. Choose the new date (my recommendation is below)
      Sample: Trial Software Period Date is (1-3-2011) ****TO CHANGED**** (1-3-2010) *2010*
      (So, you can used this software for 1 year)
      3. And… Create a new short-cut on ur desktop
      4. After created the new short-cut… Don’t forget to *delete* the all short-cuts of the trial version
      software. Example: (delete short-cut from desktop, startup… etc…)
      5. then… ENJOY!


    • dude that is so funny.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., do one thing before u install a trial version software just backup ur old registry then install the software….. after the trail period has expired just uninstall the software restore the registry then re-install the software again thats it…,.,.,.,,,.

    • hi akhil.i would like to ask you.there are a faceswapper software that i downloaded n its stopped working after 30 dys and i have to buy it.can u suggest a programs that works so i can use the faceswapper without limit or download n use it over n over again.plz help.mail me at aliasadhhaadam@yahoo.com.tx

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