Microsoft filed lawsuits against 20 resellers in the US accused of distributing counterfeit software.
Counterfeit software in these situations either come in the form of CDs or when software counterfeit or unlicensed is installed on computers that are then resold.
Microsoft has announced that it has completed forensic analysis that found that 34 percent of copies analyzed could not be successfully installed and that 43 percent had additional programs that did not come with Windows.
So it would appear that Microsoft is helping consumers by working to remove potentially bad software and software that has unauthorized or maybe even malicious software.
For consideration: There’s probably a good amount of truth to this concept but its spun a little as well.