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Microsoft Windows in Top Torrents for Week of August 11

August 13, 2014

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Welcome back to the latest Top 10 Most Pirated Applications. Another week, another dive into the depths of the world of the top desktop software torrents.

This week we see a continued interest in Microsoft Windows releases including a claimed Windows 9 release. The group responsible for the release has taken a Windows 7 installation and changed it so that it is automatically cracked and loaded with 3rd party applications. Then, using performance and appearance tweaks they have changed it to appear to be a new version of Windows. Claiming to be an unreleased or special version of Windows is fairly common and has been happening since the release of Windows XP.

RankingTorrent NameSize
(MB)
Age
(Days)
Swarm Size
1 DriverPack,Solution 14 8 R418 Full DriverPack's 14 08 2 8,006 3 3,942
2 Windows 8 1 Pro x64 64bit FULL 3,371 1 746
3 Windows,9 Professional 2014 x64 Winodws 7 Created by Team OS 5,195 3 626
4 Adobe,Photoshop CC 2014 1 0 x64 CameraRaw 8 6 ChingLiu 1,146 6 585
5 SamDrivers 14 8 2 8,105 1 410
6 Windows,7 All Editions x86 x64 FULL FIXED *Games4theworld* 4,063 3 374
7 Keys,for ESET NOD32, Kaspersky, Avast, Dr Web, Avira 10 August 2014 1 1 341
8 K Lite Codec Pack 10 6 5 Mega Full Basic Standard 95 3 314
9 Internet Download Manager IDM v6 21 build 3 Incl Crack TorDigger 9 1 277
10 Virtual DJ Pro 8 0 1910 765 Crack Cyclonoid 60 1 272

At the bottom of the list we see a newcomer to the Top 10 in the form of Virtual DJ Pro. This release by Cyclonoid is interesting in that it actually has a faulty crack! In the piracy underworld everything is free and because of that there is always a chance that the releases either don’t function or they include malicious software. In this case the crack does not work and results in a non-functional piece of software and a disgruntled user. Cyclonoid’s reputation will surely suffer from this and the chances of seeing anymore of their releases on the Top 10 is slim.

Also on the list are a number of updated releases including DriverPack, Antivirus Keys and Internet Download Manager. These continue to garner popularity and show no signs of diminishing.

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Victor DeMarines

Post written by Victor DeMarines

Vice President, Products & Strategy at Revulytics

Victor DeMarines brings extensive security product management and marketing experience to Revulytics, where he is responsible for product strategy and direction. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics including piracy, reverse engineering and the protection of intellectual property.