I have been installing Windows 8.1 in a virtual machine to see what can be done with it. I am on my sixth install. On each install I used an online activator. In each of those activators, there have been numerous pieces of malware, rootkits, and browser hijackers installed while failing to activate the install. This makes me wonder just how far some of you will go to make a buck. All of the malware redirected to ad engines and installed unwanted software. Don't people understand that this is one really good way of turning people off on the very software you are trying to make a buck off. The smart thing to do would be to give an option decline to install the malware (PUPs) and actually honor the decline and not surreptitiously install that malware. But then people are not smart.