Microsoft Says 86% Indians Buy Genuine Software

Although India may be a among the top countries where software piracy is on the rise but a recent Microsoft study has revealed that a majority of Indians buy genuine software. A global study conducted by software major Microsoft recently points us to the fact that more than 86 per cent of Indian customers purchase genuine software even though they retail at sky-high prices.

Microsoft had conducted this survey on over 38,000 people in 20 countries. According to the results of this survey, data loss and identity theft are the top-most concerns of the Indian consumers. Microsoft also said that more than 6000 Indian customers have reported incidents of pirated or illegal software to Microsoft India in the last two years.

Among other statistics, over 50 per cent consumers feel issues such as stolen password and lost data are more likely to happen with counterfeit software and as many as 75 per cent of   Indian consumers feel that genuine software was more secure and stable.

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  • Pathik Shah

    In their dreams!

  • admi

    Indians should be careful. Dont think you are leaders. Buy only correct software.