Malware On Pirated Vista Copies

by Lee

DriveSentry Inc. has released a report that about half of pirated copies of Vista contains malware.

These copies are typically distributed on peer-to-peer programs according to John Lynch who is the vice president of sales and marketing for DriveSentry. Lynch also said that hackers are posting on message boards and they are offering the cracked versions of Vista.

One crack called “Windows Vista All Versions Activation 21.11.06,” has been identified as a malicious program. Malicious programs are known as Trojans criminals also used this in the past for Windows XP. Key-logging software and spyware may be installed on cracked copies.

Source: Computerworld



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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Comments (2)

  • Deb says:

    So nothing new. I’m not sure why there’s so much concern about people who’re deliberately attempting to break the law and becoming victims through their greed.

    I will say one thing in their defence, sometimes the punishment doesn’t fit the crime .

    Just buy the software, it’s less hassel and it might become cheaper for the those of us who pay our way…..

  • Bryce W says:

    I guess its Karma coming back to get them ay? As they say, what goes around comes around. :)