Disclaimer: This post is not about encouraging you to download unlicensed software (reads: warez). Use at your own risk.
Finding pirated software is surprisingly easy with Google. Yes, we
have astalavista to find the serial numbers and key generators, but it
might take you a little more time to find the original setup files, and
software that do not use serial numbers to validate the license.
Enter Google. Google China, to be exact.
It’s okay if you don’t read chinese. You just have to know some
keywords (with trasnlation below) to download any files successfully,
with the success rate of as high as 100%. Believe it.
2. Key in the software name you want to download in the search
field. And remember to check the following option. It tells Google to
look for China only web sites (distinguished by the use of simplified
chinese only characters).
3. Now, look for the following highlighted keywords:
Hang on cowboy, don’t worry if you don’t understand what the heck
they mean. The words highlighted in yellow mean “cracked version”, and
the words in green mean “download”.
4. Follow the links. Now you will see more chinese characters! Don’t
worry though, their layouts are typically the same. Now keep looking
for the green keywords above, they should be at the bottom of the page,
or the row of the table that describes the software. You can usually
get to know their ratings too. Talk about professional warez!
5. That’s it!
There is absolutely no magic or advanced techniques to be used here.
The root of the problem is, China has way too many warez sites run by
individuals, and Google is so far still crawling and indexing them. The
high number of warez sites makes Google to usually return links to
warez sites on the first page of the results, some even get to ranked
first. And of course, this technique can be used with Google Russia too.
The table of translations you might find useful. Of course, do not hesitate to use some online translation tools like Babelfish.