Buy a pirated version

January 16, 2011 9:48am CST
I am going to buy a Microsoft Office but a friend of mine told me to just get a pirated version. I don't think the're safe. I believe that they're laced with spyware and malware? is my belief true?
5 responses
• United States
22 Oct 11
Software piracy is illegal and that just means you're a cheapskate who won't pay for something that is something that should be paid for. If you want free, then Open Office works just like Word and is completable with it.
@gianfaye (52)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
I suggest you to either buy genuine Microsoft Office or use OpenOffice which is free. I'm currently using OpenOffice, it's much smaller (in size) compared to Microsoft Office and it's free to use. (Visit Plus, you can also open .docx documents there. However you look at it, using an unlicensed product is a violation and a crime punishable by law. It is always better to do what's right.
@sajeevking (5073)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jan 11
Well it might harm your pc just buy the legal one which would offer you many privileges like you can update ms office all the time without any problems just buy a legal one
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
I have been using my pirated microsoft office for the past four years and I am happy to say that no spyware or malware was included. My only problem was I accidentally pushed the update microsoft and I since then signs like "your microsoft windows did not passed the genuine validation" or something like that would appear but i just ignore it and continue using my pirated microsoft windows hehehe ^_^
@carla143 (10)
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
I always recommend to always buy a original version for sure without problem. ^^