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    Default Did I buy a hacked version of BibleWorks?

    I thought I was buying a legit license for BibleWorks, but now I suspect it is a hacked version, but I'm not sure. I'm going to paste in the "install instructions", let me know what you think. The codes are very suspicious to me. Seriously, hacking BibleWorks? The moral and spiritual problems are glaring!!

    Download all the files in the dropbox to your computer, most often
    your files will be save in your "downloads" folder.

    Double click on BibleWorks10rev6.iso to "mount" the file as a virtual DVD

    Open the Virtual DVD drive and Double click on "Autorun"

    Click on Install/Reconfigure and click "yes" on the security pop-up if
    it appears.

    On the module activation section, copy and paste module activation codes to
    activate modules:

    Make sure to active BibleWorks 10 with this code:
    BW10-UT9E-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ (I put in the XXXX, but not the QQQQ-QQQQ)

    BDAG-M8KQ-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ (Again, I put in the XXXX, but not the QQQQ-QQQQ)
    Greek Lexicon

    And several other modules...

    Finish the Install, you do not need to restart your computer.

    After the Installation, DO NOT open Bibleworks through the shortcut, or through the exe in the Program Files directory.

    Copy and Paste bw1000.exe from the Dropbox folder into the BibleWorks 10
    directory on your computer to replace it.

    The Bibleworks 10 Install folder is here:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\BibleWorks 10

    After you have replaced the file, double click on bw1000.exe to open Bibleworks 10.

    At the activation window, click on "Activate Manually"

    On the Manual Activation window, enter this number in the confirmation code section:

    CWCG-CWCG-XXXX-CWCG (I put in the XXXX)

    Click "Activate"

    Click "OK" to confirm all the add-on modules you have installed.

    Restart BibleWorks 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danw View Post
    ... Finish the Install, you do not need to restart your computer. ...
    At the activation window, click on "Activate Manually" ...
    At least it is certain that the installation instructions are in error.
    It is necessary to restart BW after the installation.
    Manual activation is no longer supported. See this page on the BW website: https://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sh...6368#post36368

    The proper source of the ISO is https://drive.google.com/open?id=13F...ntmG8jfcRxU2ha as shown on this BW page: https://www.bibleworks.com/#slide4

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    Quote Originally Posted by danw View Post
    I thought I was buying a legit license for BibleWorks, but now I suspect it is a hacked version, but I'm not sure. I'm going to paste in the "install instructions", let me know what you think. The codes are very suspicious to me. Seriously, hacking BibleWorks? The moral and spiritual problems are glaring!!


    On the module activation section, copy and paste module activation codes to
    activate modules:

    Make sure to active BibleWorks 10 with this code:
    BW10-UT9E-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ (I put in the XXXX, but not the QQQQ-QQQQ)

    BDAG-M8KQ-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ (Again, I put in the XXXX, but not the QQQQ-QQQQ)
    Greek Lexicon

    And several other modules...

    Finish the Install, you do not need to restart your computer.


    Copy and Paste bw1000.exe from the Dropbox folder into the BibleWorks 10
    directory on your computer to replace it.


    After you have replaced the file, double click on bw1000.exe to open Bibleworks 10.

    At the activation window, click on "Activate Manually"Danw

    On the Manual Activation window, enter this number in the confirmation code section:

    CWCG-CWCG-XXXX-CWCG (I put in the XXXX)

    Click "Activate"

    Click "OK" to confirm all the add-on modules you have installed.

    Restart BibleWorks 10.
    Hi danw you are right:
    You bought BW activation codes hacked by CWCG Group.

    The codes are not legal:
    BDAG-M8KQ-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BDFG-5J3H-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BNET-9LT6-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BNGD-9LTF-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    and others codes

    cracked by CWCG Group.

    Delete everthing and conctact the seller for a refund.






    Last edited by pasquale; 02-20-2019 at 09:21 AM.

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    This software is classified as abandonware.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware


    According to Wikipedia:


    Commercial software owned by a company no longer in business

    When no owning entity of a software exists, all activities (support, distribution, IP activities etc.) in relationship to this software have ceased. If the rights to a software are non-recoverable in legal limbo ("orphaned work"), also the software's rights can not be bought by another company, there can not be copyright enforcement etc.


    Also, once a software product has become abandonware for a developer, even historically important software might get lost forever very easily, as numerous cases have shown.





    Hi Daniel, I read your post on the forum, since you are concerned with the moral and spiritual aspect with your purchase I would like you to know that if it wasn't for that purchase you would have no option to purchase the software and study at all. What kind of moral issue is there in this case? Don't you realize the company is out of business and there is no way preserve it? How can anyone besides you, for example tens of thousands of new students who want to study scripture purchase this? Open your mind, if it wasn't for that purchase, you would never have it at all. God gave you the opportunity to own it for a tiny fracture of the price including the extra modules. There are a lot of people who would be so happy to have a chance to study all the scriptures, see it from everyone else's point of view.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pasquale View Post
    Hi danw you are right:
    You bought BW activation codes hacked by CWCG Group.

    The codes are not legal:
    BDAG-M8KQ-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BDFG-5J3H-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BNET-9LT6-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BNGD-9LTF-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    and others codes

    cracked by CWCG Group.

    Delete everthing and contact the seller for a refund.
    Danw,

    Can you send me a private e-mail and tell me where you bought the program. Please include the message that they sent you and the name and internet address of the company. How much did they charge you?

    The only current valid sources of the BW10 executable are through the program updater built into the program and the ISO file at the address posted on our web site. Any other versions are hacked. Using them is illegal and immoral. They are also very dangerous. You do not know what else they changed and your system may be compromised. Delete the installation immediately and run a virus checking program.

    If any of you run across similar instances, please send information to me by private e-mail. The more information I can get the better able I will be to stop stuff like this. This has happened with every version of BibleWorks going back 30 years. The difference is that I used to have someone who spent hours each week ferreting out the theft. Now it has to be done by just me. So help from users is appreciated.

    Mike

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    Default Did I buy a hacked version of BibleWorks?

    Thank you all for taking time to reply, it is appreciated.

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    Just to bring some closure to this, I was eventually able to obtain a legitimate license. Many thanks to all helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasquale View Post
    Hi danw you are right:
    You bought BW activation codes hacked by CWCG Group.

    The codes are not legal:
    BDAG-M8KQ-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BDFG-5J3H-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BNET-9LT6-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    BNGD-9LTF-XXXX-QQQQ-QQQQ
    and others codes

    cracked by CWCG Group.
    Pasquale, just for information, what is CWCG Group? A very hasty Internet search did not turn up anything likely.
    David Rensberger
    Atlanta, Georgia

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
    Pasquale, just for information, what is CWCG Group? A very hasty Internet search did not turn up anything likely.
    "CWCG team" = "Christian Warez Cracking Group" or "Christian Warez & Cracking Group"


    Pasquale
    Last edited by pasquale; 03-06-2019 at 06:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasquale View Post
    "CWCG team" = "Christian Warez Cracking Group" or "Christian Warez & Cracking Group"


    Pasquale
    Thanks. Sounds like a really Christian undertaking.
    David Rensberger
    Atlanta, Georgia

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