Non-genuine software is a cybersecurity risk
Software piracy is a widespread global problem. Cybercriminals are exploiting non-genuine
software to spread malware, and users are exposing themselves to multiple security risks. 
The Reach and Risk of Counterfeit Goods
39 percent of inadvertent purchases of counterfeit goods were bought through legitimage, onlinethird-party marketplaces.*
Half a trillion US dollars-worth of imports across the world are counterfeit products.*
20 percent more malware was found on machines when users doubled their time on piracy sites.**
*Source: Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Us Department of Homeland Security, January 2020
**Source: Piracy and Malware: There’s No Free Lunch: Technology Policy Institute, March 2018
The confidence to move forward
Microsoft genuine software provides the security, updates, and support you need. Get the best experience, build trust, and avoid risk—buy Microsoft Genuine Software.
Risk of non-genuine software
Think twice before your next purchase.
Non genuine software may come with viruses and may lack the security measures needed to detect them.
You maybe opening your home or business to serious threats from hackers and malware without knowing it.
How do I know I’m using genuine software?
Make sure it’s licensed.
Before purchasing a new PC, make sure genuine Windows is pre-installed on the device.
All Windows PCs must have a license, which allows you to upgrade your version through volume licensing.​
Volume licensing agreements only cover Windows software upgrades. Only PCs are bundled with a full base license (OEM/GGWA/FPP/ESD.)
Consumer versions of Windows are NOT eligible for Volume Licensing upgrades to Windows Pro.
Get Genuine Windows Agreement (GGWA) is the legalization solution for corporate users who want to legitimize Windows Pro licenses on existing devices. For all new devices, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) base licenses are required.
How do I avoid non-genuine software?
Follow this software purchasing guide.
Buy Microsoft genuine software
Learn what to check for before buying new or used.

Packaged software
Know the verifiable features of genuine Microsoft software.

Digital downloads
Avoid the many risks of digital downloads with these tips for safer shopping.

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