Is Adobe Zii Patcher a good variant if you need CC 2020 or CC 2015 for free? Adobe introduced an obligatory monthly fee for all its products regardless of the software you use. It gave rise to the appearance of a great number of unsatisfied users, who started looking for Adobe alternatives. Some of them even took the path of piracy and installed Adobe Zii.
I am sure that you haven’t heard of Zii unless you violated the law downloading illegal software. So, what is Adobe Zii? The creator with a nickname TNT said that it is a patch that will allow you to use any Adobe products illegally.
This Adobe Patcher works solely on macOS system and may be downloaded on various pirate sites. Although macOS is protected from malicious software to the fullest extent possible, according to the forum users, it is not protected from Adobe Zii. I have communicated with some of them and may confidently describe its disadvantages.
I support those claiming that the monthly fee for Photoshop or Premiere is not as pleasant as a single purchase, since now, with a one-time payment, you may get only Elements software or almost outdated Lightroom 6. I recommend to try other legal ways to download Free Adobe Softwares.
Many users believe that there is nothing bad about installing Adobe Zii on their computers, giving it access to the system and cracking the Adobe software package. It sounds funny, isn’t it?
However, experts from the Malwarebytes Company have found malicious software named DarthMiner orientated on macOS users. It disguises itself as Adobe Zii Mac. However, this malware doesn’t crack anything but your computer.
The only aim and functionality of DarthMiner is launching a script that will, in its turn, provide an opportunity to execute remote commands on your Mac without you knowing about it.
If the firewall didn’t prevent virus infection, software starts cryptocurrency mining, and makes this process a prioritized one. It is clear that this process requires almost all the resources of your computer.
Therefore, it will be impossible to use it for your purposes. Specialists warn that the potential of this malware may be far more serious.
The funniest thing is that you never know what version of Adobe Patch you download. Maybe your version hides DarthMiner or you may find something new that will make your computer work even slower or break it down.
Pirated software is a computer program illegally copied and sold by cybercriminals. They sell it to trusting people, commonly, via the net or at cheap sales points. The list of pirated software also includes different patches, such as Adobe Zii; it makes paid programs free by hacking them directly on your computer. Therefore, at this moment you are a hacker.
Few people understand except for the developers themselves, that computer programs are covered by copyrights and are protected by the current legislation. So, what risks do you take while using illegal software?
In the majority of countries, illegal downloading of content causes real administrative or even criminal liability. There are three levels of risk which you are exposed to downloading/using/hacking software.
In the USA and Europe, for piracy, first, providers send violators letters with the request not to download illegal content. If a user continues illegal downloading, they will cut off his/her Internet connection and break down the contact with the provider. In Europe, you are likely to get fined in the amount of $155-1000. In the USA, it is the same. The worst punishment is for pirates in Japan. Having downloaded illegal software, a user risks not only to get a fine up to 2 million yen (approximately 18 thousand dollars) but also get into prison for two years.
Undoubtedly, you may be happy because you haven’t paid a penny for the necessary program and easily use it for your needs. But this happiness will vanish as soon as problems with malicious illegal software begin. It may slow your computer down or, which is more common, enforce you to reinstall your OS.
If you have a licensed OS installed on your computer, you also get an opportunity to use all the benefits available only for the owners of licensed software: latest program updates, free apps and more. Besides, licensed programs don’t collect data about t users and don’t track them.
When you purchase licensed soft, you save your time ‒ the most valuable thing you have. In this case, you may be sure that buying the program designed by the developers you don’t get any “unpleasant bonuses”.
The licensed product provides the maximum stability of performance and, in case any failures happen, you may apply to the technical support. Even if you don’t use the official technical support and address other specialists, not every qualified expert will help you with illegal software.
If you are not engaged in any professional work with photos/videos/designs, etc., you don’t need to use Adobe programs. Many of them have free alternatives, which, of course, don’t offer the whole range of functions and possibilities of the licensed products but they will certainly satisfy the majority of your requirements.
Pixlr ‒ is a free online picture editor offering many extended functions. It surpasses many free desktop applications. You don’t have to install it since the tool works directly in the browser, has Photoshop-like interface and supports RAW files.
It has a clear interface with an icon-structure, so you won’t get distracted by many options simultaneously. Some tools are still in the beta testing phase but Pixlr is relatively new and future updates will undoubtedly offer significant improvements.
If you are looking for a decent alternative to process RAW files for free, RawTherapee is exactly what you need. It offers such options as HDR tone matching, color handling, histogram matching, etc.
The thing that attracts the majority of customers is its user-friendliness. Offering numerous tools and functions, it is suitable even for amateur retouchers. Moreover, people like its responsive Technical Support. Besides, the program is completely free.
DaVinci Resolve is claimed to be a great Adobe Premiere Pro CC alternative. You may perform almost all video operations that are available in Premiere.
The most convenient function for me is the color correction. Just as Adobe created its system of artificial intelligence called Sensei, Blackmagic integrated “DaVinci Neural Engine” into their application. It supports motion blur, automatic color comparison, facial recognition and more.