Quite often many of us tend to use nulled copy of softwares, web scripts and desktop softwares. Though all proprietary software companies act against piracy, nulled softwares are quite easy to find all over the internet. While some online web scripts companies like InoutScripts, Agriya and vBullettin act so strong against piracy, others are not so aggressively attacking it. Inoutscripts nulled, vbulletting nulled software are quite often searched by many. Though some may find a partially working(fully unencrypted or partially unencrypted) copy online, there are some serious factors you need to consider before uploading or installing the so claimed nulled scripts in your web server. I would like to point out some reasons below, why it is very risk to use vbulletin or inoutscripts nulled scripts in your server.
1) Nobody Has Ever Run a Successful Online Business On a Nulled Script
Seriously. Think whether you really know in person, somebody running a successful online business on a nulled script? You might know many people successfully running desktop applications or even operating systems, but you are not likely to meet anybody who run an online business successfully with a nulled/pirated script. The reason, is that internet it too public for everybody, and you can be caught immediately once your website is up. If you ever use a pirated/nulled script copy, the owner company, your competitors or even your users are going to figure out that today or tomorrow. Once it is known to the public that is really the END of your business for the following reasons.
- Your users do not want be associated with a illegal website.
- Your uses will not trust your financial stability if they know that you are using a nulled web script
- People hate to be associated with theft items in general
- People do not want to risk their personal information, credit card details, email details etc working with a completely insecure company.
- People do not want to run into legal complications if the script owner files a complaint about the Company and its users.
None of us want to start a business which is short lived. If you are running the business on nulled script, the very foundation of your business itself is very weak that it cannot probably sustain a month online.
2) You Will be Easily Caught By the Script Owner Company
If you are running vBulletin or Inoutscripts nulled script you could be easily tracked by the owner companies. You cannot just assume that you will not be caught as you are invisible among the millions of websites in the world wide web. In fact it is a very easy for most of the owner Companies, as the script may contain specific public codes or private server pings which will make them very easy to identify an illegal use.
3) People(Also Your Competitors) Will Report Your Use
Your users and your competitors will usually report your unauthorised use, to the script company, if they ever suspect you are not using a legal edition. Your competitors may discuss/refer your website for various of reasons(requesting a feature, design, template customisation etc) with the owner company, and it makes it easy for the owner company to identify your illegal use. Any vbulletin/ Inoutscripts nulled scripts uses are likely to be easily reported as those companies always open for such reports to fight piracy.
4) Inoutscripts Nulled Scripts and vBulletin Nulled Scripts Will be Stopped by Your Server Company
Once an illegal use is identified, Inoutscripts or vBulletin can easily report and complain it to your hosting company with sufficient proofs. The owner company will make your hosting company legally liable to turn off your services. Of course you can try to host the script another server, but usually these companies will chase you down, until you stop it completely, or even penalize you legally.
5) Copyright Infringement Suit Will be Filed Against You, To Your Domain Registrar
Script Owner Companies, with ample proof will file copyright infringements suits against you to you domain registrar. The domain registrar is legally required to look into the infringement suit. With the verification of the evidences, it can even cause to turn off your services and to ban your domain name permanently.
6) Inoutscripts/vBulletin May Directly Sue You, Asking Heavy Compensation
Being sued by others, when we cannot stand legally or ethically, doesn’t sound too good. It can be really hard for you and can badly damage your personal reputation as well as your business reputation. It can take away all your money too if you are not really lucky enough. Once a suit is filed, Inout Scripts and vBulletin are likely to continue with the case and the trial until they win and get enough compensation from you, in almost all cases.
The worst part is that they may go legal when you are about to start monetizing with your service or to receive traffic into your site.
7) Lesser/Compromised Security. You are Always at Risk.
Most of the owner companies tests their scripts against many vulnerabilities and include their premium security modules in their protected codes to help their genuine customers from hacking, unauthorised access, SQL injection etc. A partially nulled or fully nulled script could miss out the security modules(for example the code that prevents SQL injection) during the illegal decryption/decoding phase, and it can cause severe damages to your server. The missing security modules may remove your website’s immunity against a hacker or a virus attack. For this reason alone, nulled/decoded softwares are highly risk to be used on a web server.
8) You Cannot really Trust the Source You Found the Nulled Script!
Where do you get the nulled script? Do you really trust the source you got the nulled script? Did you get that from a person you found on a social media site like facebook? Or you got that from a forum link that discusses about nulled softwares? Decryption of a software, theft of the package and unauthorised use of a software are severe criminal actions. Nulled scripts and packages usually contains some kind of hack codes written within the script or kept as a separate file placed in the package with a friendly file name, like system.php, config.php templates.php etc. Such files could contain the hack code which you don’t understand(encrypted sometimes) and will act as a gateway to your live server. A hacker may access your site through this trap doors and can take all your data, manipulate the login details and steal credit card information, not just from the nulled script, but also from other websites, databases used in connection to your web server. So you should only use the script that you downloaded/purchased from a trusted source. Either directly from the owner company or from an authorised reseller.
Trying to run a website on a nulled scripts can be highly destructive and dangerous. It may take away your reputation and/or money. Using a script found on a forum, social media or an untrusted source may damage your server also. So it is highly recommended that you do not upload/deploy a nulled script on a live web server and you do not attempt to run a website on a nulled script.