And yes, nowadays even on Mac. Support the company that makes the tools that allow you to produce in the first place. So, two of the most common approaches to implementing cracks are highly suspicious actions, which could cause AV software to think that crack is a virus. Maybe you've downloaded cracked add-ons, but you don't really understand what they are.
I'm pretty sure that crack tools are detected as malware or viruses because, by definition, they are. Its specific purpose is to modify programs and files so that they do not work as designed. They delete the verification files, modify the state of the registry, and do everything they can to prevent their target from working as intended. One of the long-term problems with decrypted software is that there is no technical support or updates available.
While you may encounter certain cracked add-ons, you are playing with fire, as it can also install viruses on your computer. Even though crack allows you, the user, to use the program for free (that is, you are achieving your goal with the program and making it work the way you want it), AV doesn't care about that. Even if the antivirus takes one, users usually put it on exception and they don't care, based on the assumption that antiviruses don't like decrypted software, whereas, in fact, decrypted software and free movies contain malware. I tried to run the crack in sandbox or use some online service like FireAMP to analyze what file, log is created, but usually there is nothing suspicious.
There is no advantage to including cracks in the white list and a significant disadvantage, which can be seen as facilitating crime or may put them at risk if something they have whitelisted proves to be malicious or harmful. While the appeal of crack software is incredibly appealing to those on a budget, which will be most beginner producers, there are a number of risks that will be encountered. No one has the time or inclination to reverse engineer every distributed copy of every crack on the market, which is part of the reason they are told that there is %3D %3D piracy malware in the first place. Any kind of decrypted software is usually available and downloaded from suspicious websites that can sometimes be malicious.
Chances are that the reason you are looking for decrypted freeware is that you are just starting up. Add-ons and VST instrument libraries that are available for purchase are encoded with a license or serial number. In addition to being fined by large and small technology companies, there are other risks related to the use of cracked add-ons. If I have to replace my hard drive with NI software that those morons have decided is not worth activating, I will look for cracked versions and I won't lose a wink of sleep when I do.
God forbid you go but you lose everything because you did your entire discography in a cracked version of ableton. I know that part of the crack is a fake file to lock your computer or steal private information, but most of them can make the software run in full version.