Pirated Software and Malware in China

in Counterfeit Goods

In a 2012 investigation conducted by Microsoft, the company purchased 169 PCs from retail stores in China. Every single PC purchased was installed with pirated Windows software. In addition, 91 percent of the computers were installed with malware or other types of security vulnerabilities.

Source:  Michael Kan, “Microsoft: Most PCs running pirated Windows in China have security issues,” Computerworld, December 13, 2012.

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