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.
|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.
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.
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