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Invalid Key / Could Not Activate License

For HOME/FREE users

 

 

Solutions:

  • Check your internet connection and make sure you can access the web.
  • Open Date and Time by clicking the Start button, click Control Panel, click Clock, Language, and Region, and then click Date and Time 

  • Click the Internet Time tab, and then click Change settings. ...

 

  • Click the Update now button

  •  It is very important to wait for the confirmation message that announces you that the update was successful

If you receive an error confirmation message, please repeat the process until you receive the message that announces you the update was successful.

NOTE:

Please make sure the license was not used to activate Thor on more devices than your subscription. If it was activated on more (new computer or hard-drive, a reinstall of Windows) then please contact us at support@heimdalsecurity.com so we will refresh the key.

 

For Enterprise Users

This issue can be caused by 3 things:

1. Time and Date

This behaviour can occur if the time or date are not synchronized between your computer and the domain to which you are attempting to log on. You can check and synchronize the computer time with your DC time using the command: net time /set /y or w32tm /resync 

You can run this command using the command prompt with administrator privileges.

Thor Software also depends on Windows Time service. Without it, Thor cannot communicate with the DC time anymore, so it will fail to activate the license key.

 2. Your Firewall is blocking the connection between the Thor agent and our servers

Set the appropriate exceptions in your firewall for all of Thor's processes and for the local install path.

3. Windows Management Instrumentation(WMI) service

Thor application is completely dependent on the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service. WMI detects all active network adapters on the specified computer so it can then add Localhost IP Address, after that, Thor will start to filter your internet traffic.

4. .NET Framework

  • The .NET Framework version currently installed on your computer is not compatible with Thor.

Solution: the current .NET Framework version compatible with Thor is 4.6.1 (download link) or above.

  • Or the .NET Framework libraries got corrupted.

When you try to activate your Thor license and you get a .NET framework error in event viewer, then the API libraries are most likely corrupted and you need to repair them for Thor to work properly.

To open Event Viewer, please follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows Start button > Type event in Search programs and files field.
  2. Select Event Viewer.

 

 

Navigate to Windows Logs > Application, and then search in the right panel after Filter Current Log > select Filter tab > Event level > mark Critical, Warning and Error and click OK.

 

 

Check in the Application logs if you find errors regarding to Application Error and .NET Runtime and in the logs the Application name is ClientHost.exe.

 

 

If this is the case, you can repair the .NET framework installer by using this tool (Download it here). Or you can upgrade to the latest .NET framework version which is compatible with your Windows operating system (please check this documentation). 

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