- "Leaked effect refs" message may rarely appear on quitting after effects.
Status: This issue reflects no actual problem. It’s a nuisance and will be resolved soon.
You need to enter your License Code in the Serial field and your Name and Organization as you entered them during purchase (leave the verification box blank).
If your name or organization name had any special or foreign characters it will have changed slightly or been replaced with your email address.
To find the name and organization to enter, click on the "Info" link to the right of your license code the 'My Downloads & Licenses' section of your user account:
To enter this information in After Effects, apply Stardust to a layer and then click on the Register link in the Effects panel:
If you are still seeing the demo watermark after registering, please empty the After Effects disk cache and restart.
If you are using an Educational License, please note they expire after one year, please see here about renewing it.