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#1 Secured Tim

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:21 PM

Almost a third of the pirated copies of Windows 7 and the activation cracks for the operating system are infected with malicious code, and will cause users to infect their own machines, according to Microsoft. Joe Williams, general manager, Genuine Windows, cited data from a study performed by Media Surveillance, a German-based anti-piracy solutions company. At the end of 2009, Media Surveillance grabbed in excess of 500 pirated copies of Windows 7 and exploits designed to bypass the activation process of the OS. The company found that no less than 32% of all the items downloaded contained malicious code.

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#2 Xyrfo

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:45 PM

Smart guys check the comments before downloading.

#3 theapu

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:03 PM

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You see, 68% crackers are good guys. Thats the point. Thanks for the info microsoft.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:06 PM

You see, 68% crackers are good guys. Thats the point.

haha, good point

#5 LonghornGT

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

"Download cracks ONLY from well-known places like:
*small list of sites*
And don't forget to get cracked antivirus software from the same sites to check cracks after downloading.
Good luck!"

Nice instructions, huh? :lol:

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

hehe :P

#7 Aleksandr

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

Lol, that's right LonghornGT! If you're already going to download the OS/Crack from that site, why not search for a good Anti-Spyware/Malware software too? :lol:

Edited by Aleksandr, 13 February 2010 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:12 PM

pirates are the best

#9 USG Ishimura

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:44 PM

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Its a shame that WinMatrix is filling with pirates.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:30 PM

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Its a shame that WinMatrix is filling with pirates.


Tbh, i gave you a +1 since some idiot gave you a -1 for some retarded reason.

I honestly have no issue with pirates doing what they do, what bothers be is the blatant admittance to that so they are "cool".

Go ahead you little kiddie pirates hitting demonoid and tpb, and other silly kid sites, give me a negative one for this.


And you are right USG, it is a shame...

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:35 PM


Its a shame that WinMatrix is filling with pirates.


Tbh, i gave you a +1 since some idiot gave you a -1 for some retarded reason.

I honestly have no issue with pirates doing what they do, what bothers be is the blatant admittance to that so they are "cool".

Go ahead you little kiddie pirates hitting demonoid and tpb, and other silly kid sites, give me a negative one for this.


And you are right USG, it is a shame...



Not only that it also makes representatives from MS less likely to take suggestions we post on here seriously.

#12 pm_41

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:12 PM

Yet another reason to buy Windows 7 and stop running from the FBI... :P

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:13 AM

I never decide to use pirated version of Windows as it's too risky.

It's worth paying for the genuine copy.

#14 LonghornGT

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:53 AM

I never decide to use pirated version of Windows as it's too risky.

It's worth paying for the genuine copy.

WHO TELL THAT TO YOU?! Man... It's not drugs, alcohol or tobacco... Believe to me, NO RISK! I can give proper instructions on how to make your fresh installed Windows activated with NO MONEY and NO RISK! :yes: I did that so many times that I can learn others!

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:11 PM

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#16 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:49 PM

LOL

#17 NealTheGuitarist

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

I really didn't think this thread will fill with instructions from pirates.

M$ really should see this thread. 50% of that 32% could be found here. :P

Edited by NealTheGuitarist, 14 February 2010 - 02:55 PM.


#18 Phenom II

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:00 PM

Most tech heads format their PCs at least once every 6 months, Windows 7 30 day trial can be reactivated I think 3 or 5 times legally, that is 30 days + 3 or 5 more times x 30 days

There really is no need to crack Windows 7

#19 USG Ishimura

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:22 PM

Most tech heads format their PCs at least once every 6 months..

Who said this to you?

#20 Phenom II

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:33 PM

No-one said it to me, I am speaking from personal experience and the majority of people I know who are PC enthusiasts, personally speaking, I either break Windows, or install so much crap I can not be bothered to sort through it to clean the PC up, fastest way to a quick system again is a wipe and reinstall, I cant remember the last time I had an OS installed for more than 3 months, this one was installed in December 09 - my laptop was installed this month

Also my PC is my test machine as we ll as my main system, so when things go wrong, they usually do it in a spectacular way forcing a reinstall

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