Countries Using the Most Pirated Software in the World

As digitalization becomes widespread, the pirate usage of some applications, which have become indispensable for business computers, is increasing day by day. We have compiled the countries where the most pirated software is used in the world.

With the increase in work from home applications during the coronavirus period, the interest in solutions such as Microsoft operating system, Office applications and Adobe software has peaked.

However, this has also significantly increased the use of pirated applications worldwide.

According to NTV’s report, the cost of using pirated software to producers has exceeded 46 billion dollars.

Countries With The Most Pirated Software

It is known that two out of every 5 people worldwide use pirated software and do not pay subscription or license fees.

The three countries with the highest prevalence of illegal use of licensed computer programs were China, Russia and the United States. Turkey, on the other hand, ranked 14th in this list according to February 2022 data.

Since many professional software are developed abroad, they are offered to the Turkish market on dollar basis. This leads to increased licensing costs. However, this also brings with it some dangers.

It is worth noting that pirated software is a crime. In addition, such software can harm your computer with the viruses they contain.

Pirated apps also become vulnerable to cyber attacks as they do not receive regular security updates.

Ece Nagihan

Hi, I'm Ece. I am a writer for Expat Guide Turkey and I strive to create the best content for you. To contact me, you can send an e-mail to Happy reading!

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