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Windows 10 Dominates Top Torrents for Week of October 6

October 8, 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.

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It’s an exciting week in the world of torrents, Microsoft has released its Technical Preview for the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. As a result, the Top 10 is flooded with Windows 10 releases. These releases are downloaded by users who are looking to do testing on the new operating systems or to keep up with the bleeding edge of software development. Many of these are duplicates and are merely there because the uploaders wanted to get in on the Windows 10 craze in order to boost their reputation. 

RankingTorrent NameSize
(MB)
Age
(Days)
Swarm Size
1 Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 EN 3,888 3 1,856
2 Internet Download Manager IDM 6 21 Build 11 Final Incl Crack ATOM 10 2 1,055
3 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 TECHNICAL PREVIEW FOR ENTERPRISE ENGLISH 6,919 3 689
4 Windows 10 Technical Preview x86 x64 EN US FirstUploads 6,919 3 630
5 Keys for ESET NOD32, Kaspersky, Avast, Avira and Dr Web 01 October 2014 1 5 558
6 Windows 8 1 Professional VL x86 x64 EN US September 2014 P2P 6,858 3 424
7 Nero 2015 Platinum v16 0 03000 Multilingual Content Pack FirstUploads 1,025 5 396
8 CCleaner v4 18 4844 Business & Professional Edition Incl Crack ATOM 4 3 331
9 Windows 10 Technical Preview x86 EN
3,020 3 292
10 Windows 10 Tech Preview EN US 64 bit 32 Bit ISO 6,585 3  274

If we look past the Windows 10 releases we see some regulars to the Top 10. A new Internet Download Manager has been released, along with new Antivirus serial keys, and even another Windows 8.1 release. Beyond that there is a new Nero 2015 release as well as a new CCleaner release.

Moving forward we expect to see more Windows 10 popularity, likely including versions that have been customized by the cracking group. It’s also possible that we’ll see more Windows 8.1 releases as people prepare for Windows 10 Release Client sometime in 2015. We’ll continue to monitor the Windows traffic and watch for new trends as more and more users flock to acquire it.

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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.