Identifying Authentic Quicken Software
Make sure you have authentic Quicken-manufactured CDROMs
Beginning July 2005, all U.S. versions of Quicken® desktop software have an authenticity hologram on the inner ring of each CDROM. This new hologram shows the "Quicken" logo changing into the word "Authentic" as you tilt the disc under light. The hologram is present on all authentic discs that have been manufactured by Quicken or its authorized manufacturing partners.
If you don't see this hologram on a disc you obtained, that disc may be counterfeit and may expose your computer to significant risks.
To find out more about the risks of installing and using software from counterfeit discs, please visit our Anti-Piracy Information page.
To report someone who you believe is selling or distributing counterfeit Quicken CDROMs or software, please visit our report piracy page.
Will this hologram prevent me from making a back-up copy of my software?
No. This hologram has no effect on your ability to make copies of the software. However, as always, your creation and/or use of any back-up copy is governed by the terms of the software's end-user license agreement.
Will this hologram somehow track my copy of the software by monitoring where or how I use, install or re-install the software?
No. This hologram does NOT, in any way, track any user activity or send any information back to Quicken or anyone else. It is solely a physical, visual authenticity feature placed on our CDROMs to help our customers and retail partners identify Authentic Quicken discs---and avoid counterfeit discs.
I unwittingly purchased a counterfeit disc through an online auction site. What should I do now?
You should immediately consider doing three things:
- avoiding the use of the counterfeit disc in your computer's CDROM drive;
- reporting the incident to the auction site where you purchased the disc; and
- reporting the incident to Quicken using our report piracy form.
You may also decide to report the incident to law enforcement authorities in the area where the online seller is located. This could be especially important if you believe the seller is engaged in ongoing counterfeiting activity.