Where can I get pirated software?
Pirated software or warez has been and continues to be a serious issue for the computer industry. Computer Hope will not assist any user with pirated software or help users with locating it. Below are reasons why you shouldn't purchase or install pirated software.
- It's illegal. If caught you, your parents, or your company can be stuck with a large fine.
- One of the most common ways to get computer viruses, Trojans, and other malware. This includes key loggers and other logging software that may be installed with the program that can be used to steal passwords and other sensitive data.
- If the program was burned or created improperly it can cause it not to work or other problems with your computer.
- If it doesn't include a CD-KEY or other valid identification number or the developer marked it as invalid you won't be able to install or run the program.
- If you're buying pirated software and it doesn't work it's almost impossible to get a refund of your money.
- You receive no support from the company and no documentation for the software product. In addition, if Computer Hope finds out you are trying to obtain support for a pirated product, we will no longer support you.
- You will receive no free upgrades, offers, updates, or patches.
- Causes lost profits for computer companies, which can contribute to higher prices, less innovation, and possibly the downfall of the company.
- If you are pirating computer games that are playable over the Internet, you more than likely will not be able to play the game with your friends.
With the popularity of purchasing software over the Internet, piracy is invading into several Internet sites and auction pages where users can bid on software is an ever growing location for the sale of pirated software. When purchasing software over the Internet, make sure you are purchasing a legal copy of software by following the below guidelines.
- Make sure the place of purchase has a return policy and contact information.
- If the price sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
- Do not purchase beta software.
- Do not purchase software that is described as CD only or with no other documentation.
- Do not buy discs marked as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Not For Resell (NFR).
- Do not purchase software that is on CD-R or CD-RW or other disc that could of been made by a personal computer.