Software piracy close to 73 pc

The higher level of pirated software in India poses greater vulnerability of virus or "spyware" attacks on personal computers (PCs), according to Mr Niraj Kaushik, Country Manager, Trend Micro India, an anti-virus company.

Quoting a Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) report, Mr Kaushik said software piracy level in India was close to 73 per cent compared to the worldwide average of 36 per cent and 23 per cent in the US and Canada. This means a large number of PCs running on pirated software in India are less protected from viruses since software in the machines do not have a provision for updates of anti-virus solutions, he told newspersons. The Hindu Business Line : Software piracy close to 73 pc

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