Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Keygen may refer to any of the following:

1. A computer program that creates a key or CD key necessary to activate a specific copy of a software program. Keygens are often used in software piracy because the user illegally copied the software and needs a key to install the program on their computer.


Computer Hope does not have or distribute keygen programs.

2. When referring to HTML, the <keygen> tag is used to designate a key-pair generator field used within <form> tags.

HTML, Security terms, Software piracy