Microsoft has announced the results of an investigation into Asian software piracy and noticed that there is a huge uptick in theft.
Microsoft suspected that its software was massively pirated in Asia and began an investigation.
In theory, PCs come pre-installed with a licensed version of Windows. However, Microsoft found that many PCs in Asian retail stores has pirated systems. The victims are usually the unsuspecting customers who will face a couple of challenges after buying these PCs.
Microsoft bought 166 PCs in nine Asian countries and found that all of the PC devices bought in South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand were equipped with pirated software.
By Nick Farrell
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