Technically, cracking of any software is alteration for removing some features that must be inconsiderate by person who is breaking that particular software. This entire cracking process includes wiping out copy protection features especially such as Serial Number, Hardware Key, Disk Check and also Date Checks. Also, person can get rid of software hassle like Adware and Nag Screens this way.
In order to execute flawless cracking, user needs to be good at Assembly language that is completely low-level programming language. It is machine language which is expressed using binary and hexadecimal.
These are “Programmers” who do cracking with the help of many tools such as W32DASM and reverse engineering using debuggers like SoftIce, MacsBug, etc.
One example of this is removing expiratory period from time-limited trial-ware. In fact, these are programs that wholly changes program executable and in some cases .so or .dll. Person may avail another method of using significant software like”CloneCD” that scans that either software used to protect that particular application or not. It eases a usage of other tools for wiping out copy protection from software that are on CD and DVD.
Besides, there are some programs namely Daemon Tools, Game Jackal, etc. that let a person copy protected software on his/her Hard Disk.
But, most adverse effect of this software breaking is release of full-fledged proprietary software overlooking copy protection.
Finally, Cracking allows user to copy and use commercial software by breaking many registration and copy-protection techniques illegally.