Internet Download Manager IDM Lifetime Activation (Updated 2020)

(Updated): Internet Download Manager (IDM) Activator

In this short post I am going to show you how to register your trial (free) version of IDM for life time and most importantly for free. You first need to install any version of Internet Download Manager (IDM) on your PC and then follow the steps below:
  • First of all open the C:\ Drive of you computer and then open the WINDOWS folder
  • Once you open the WINDOWS folder now search the system 32 folder in it. In system 32 folder find the Drivers folder and open it.
  • In Drivers folders you will see a folder titled “etc” open it and find the hosts file in it
  • Now open the hosts file in Notepad
Copy and paste the this code in hosts file

  • Save and close it
Note: In order to avoid any interruption disable you antivirus software for a moment
  • Now open IDM and click on registration button a dialogue box will appear
  • Enter your name, email address and in serial number option enter one of the following keys


 You will see a registration update notice after successful registration of IDM full version
You have done it! Now enjoy IDM for life time share you experience or issues in the comment section below. Have Fun!!

Updated 2020:  From last few days I was receiving emails that the method I have shared above is not working well with some guys. So today I am going to share with you Internet Download Manager Patch, a very useful tool for the lifetime activation of IDM.

How to Install IDM Activator or Patch:

Run the program and then click on patch it will ask you to select IDMan application. It will take few seconds to complete the process. Now you have done it! Enjoy the full features of a registered Internet Download Manager. If you are facing any issue please let us know in the comment section. !


  1. it is saying that idm has registered with fake serial and idm is exiting.

  2. how do i register permanently if it is saying that idm has registered with fake serial and idm is exiting

    1. We have just came up with a new method to register idm for life and its working well!

  3. not works still showing " dm has registered with fake serial and idm is exiting"

    1. We have just came up with a new method to register idm for life and its working well! - See more at:

  4. saying same thing idm has registered with fake serial id and exiting

    1. Please do not follow the old and complicated method given above. We recently updated a new way to registered IDM for lifetime please click Download button above or go to this link: and download the latest method to register idm for life. Enjoy!
      If you still facing issue please feel free to leave your comment.

    2. i've downloaded the patch but it's still not working... there's this problem, a box is popping out and it says:
      " Internet Download Manager is running. Please select "tasks->Exit" (or "URL->Exit" for old versions) menu item in the main IDM window to close Internet Download Manager before proceeding."

      Please help me with this.

    3. You need to Exit IDM and you can do that by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Delete task manager will appear with detail of all running programs. From here you need to select IDM and then select 'End Task.' Then follow the detail instruction in a notepad file that comes with the downloaded Zip.

  5. don't save hosts file in windows 10

    1. Please download the idm activator instead from the link provided at the end of the post...


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