Recover Product Keys From Your PC With This Free App


SterJo Key Finder

Recover product keys and serial numbers for programs and games that are installed on your computer with this free app.

This program quickly scans your PC and finds product keys, serial numbers and registration details for Windows and a large variety of additional software and games. It will scan and display registration information for most Windows versions,  most Office versions (Microsoft Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2003, Office XP, Microsoft Money, Microsoft Works) and programs like Dragon, AutoCAD, Adobe, ACDSee, Corel, O & O, EA and PopCap games, VMWare and more.

SteroJo Key Finder is very easy to use. Download, install and run the program and one click displays all the licenses on your Windows computer. You can copy all the license keys or individual keys and save them as a text file. There are options to recover keys from current or external Windows directories or do a Deep Registry Scan.

Note: since SterJo Key Finder scans your registry to locate registration keys (similar activity to some malware), some anti-virus programs may flag the program as unsafe and some anti-virus programs may identify the authors site as having a PUP or other issue. Double check the result of your anti-virus programs results with other programs or online services, it's not unusual for anti-virus programs to report false positives and some anti-virus programs generate more false positives than others.

SterJo Key Finder runs on Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista 32/64 bit, and Windows XP. There’s an installable and a portable version. The installable version is free of malware according to VirusTotal. The installable version has an ad during installation offering the option to download other software - uncheck the box if you aren't interested in the software.

The portable version returns some flags from VirusTotal and other sites. I believe they are false positives – the program tested clean on the security software I use but it’s good to make your own determination, if in doubt download the .exe version of the program.

Note that the author says there are some cases where Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 keys can’t be recovered and has supplied a program that retrieves the last five digits of the license. If that should happen it might be a good idea to try another key finder program that can retrieve the whole key. (SterJo Key Finder is listed as one of the programs on the list).

SterJo Key Finder is the easiest to use key finder I've seen plus it finds keys from hundreds of non-Microsoft programs and games.

Key Finder is a simple to use, one click app to gather and store license keys from Windows and numerous other programs. If you’ve ever had to do a clean Windows installation and re-install software that has licenses you’ll appreciate having keys in one spot.

Download SterJo Key Finder

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OK...use the link, then click will get a Page Reload pop-up, then it will go to Reimage Repair.

Gotcha, I thought you were referencing the Major Geeks download link I put in one of my comments, not TheWindows Club attribution link at the bottom of the article.

I've edited that link so it goes to the home page of TheWindowsClub, that way no one will be be confused about where the download link is in that article, and it is easy to miss.

These two links will take you to sites where you can download the program: (this is the one in the article above)
and this one:
another reliable download site.

Be careful. If the software was installed by the computer manufacturer, these key finders will likely return a one-time bulk installer product code which won't work again. I've been burnt by this more than a few times.
Key finders work fine with a manually inputted product code.

The links at MajorGeeks sends me to Reimage Repair...

The "catch me" link from TheWindowsClub goes to this rogue site. MC - Site Manager

Ah I see, thank you. I've edited the link to resolve to their home page.

No problems with PUPs or the like here. Panda and Malwarebytes show the file to be clean.

There is a sponsored offer which nearly got me. Just click 'decline' and you will be right.



Yep that is a downside to some programs, I did mention it in the article above.

rhiannon, check out Free PC Audit. It's a free and portable combination system information tool and key finder.

Thanks, I'll give it a try. It looks good - a lot like Belarc, combining system information with Microsoft product key retrieval.

This site can’t provide a secure connection sent an invalid response.

You can try it again, I've changed the download link to Softpedia, but you can also get it at Major Geeks or other download sites.

Thanks but now my antivirus reported:
Website blocked due to a PUP
Your antivirus blocked this website because it may contain a PUP.
We strongly recommend you do not continue.

Are you saying your anti-virus blocked the Softpedia download site? That would be quite unusual.

If it's blocking the author's site I would test it with at least one other anti-virus site or program, it's likely to be a false positive. I was not blocked from accessing the site by my anti-virus program and received no warnings using multiple browsers.

As to why it's identifying something on the site as PUP I don't know. Some anti-virus programs are over active and deliver a large amount of false positives - it's best practice to test anything your anti-virus program identifies as a threat with other sources.

I recommend using the Softpedia download link in the article, or the Major Geeks download site I mentioned here in the comments. Major Geeks scans all the programs they have on their servers for malware. Pretty sure if there were a problem it would have been removed from the reputable download sites.

I mentioned in the article that due to the nature of the program (it acts like a password retrieval type program and scans the registry) some anti-virus programs will flag as malware. Any program that behaves that way will likely be tagged as malware. The author mentions this on the site.

The portable version brings up some flags in Virus Total and other testing sites, though the executable version does not.
I've installed both and scanned both using security software on my computers and neither was flagged, and the site wasn't blocked by my security software.