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how to get this sony JUNK off my computer





progman89
I recently was doing some security updates and I noticed that Sony's DRM technology is installing rootkits on people's computer's. (see http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html for details). The first thing I thought of was the CD I recently bought with DRM technology and played on my computer - the new Switchfoot CD. I'm sorry if anyone from Sony is a member here, but I really don't appreciate these already annoying rabid digital rights activists putting MALWARE on my computer. How do I get this crap off my computer? Sony was distributing a tool to do it to people that emailed them, but now they arent taking any emails about it. Can anyone send me a copy of the software that Sony sent them?
Arnie
The official Sony patch is here: http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/updates.html but whether it works is question 2. Various sources say it only makes the files visible, but I can't confirm this because I don't have any Sony CDs. Try using Google to get more information.
gonzo
Arnie wrote:
The official Sony patch is here: http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/updates.html but


Oh, yeah, that'll work.... NOT


Thank you sony for the Digital Rights supression Management death knell.


As yet there is no 'clean' removal solution.
Arnie
Thank you for cutting out my but... section in the quote? ...
Waylanderz
Arnie wrote:
Thank you for cutting out my but... section in the quote? ...


Not exactly on the subject ...

Arnie, great sign. Linux is awesome compare to Microsoft. If I didn't have to use it (everyone else does including work), I would definitely use Linux.

Cheers.
maineteen
Microsoft will be updating their AntiSpyware software to remove Sony's DRM software. Until then, try using software such as Spybot or Ad-Aware to remove it. Just update the software before you run a scan and they should be able to remove it.
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