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    clear out sony from yuor computer

    now that virus that use sony drm to hide have been released now time to go nad check the systems this detects virus, sony drm software and should disbale sony drm software but not remove it. command line tool can be downloaded from here

    http://www.sophos.com/support/disinfection/rkprf.html

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    Re: clear out sony from yuor computer

    There's been quite a few stories about this floating around:

    Original Article

    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...016223&tid=172

    A Follow up

    http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...tid=233&tid=17

    Another followup examining the spyware aspect

    http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl...tid=207&tid=10

    Sony Sued in California over Rootkit/DRM

    http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...tid=233&tid=17

    Trojan in the Wild utilising Sony DRM 'cloaking'

    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...id=172&tid=233

    World of Warcraft hackers use Sony DRM to avoid anticheat protections

    http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...id=158&tid=206

    Sony Music CD's have Mac version of DRM

    http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl...&tid=233&tid=3

    Sony pulls DRM software

    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...id=158&tid=233

    Sony's EULA is worse than its DRM

    http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...tid=141&tid=17

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    Re: clear out sony from yuor computer

    yes but only just past few days virus targeted at sony drm so gets hidden has come out so now is time to go and check those laptops...

    the w/s should be ok as i understand it sonys drm cant intsall on guest account has to be admin

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    Re: clear out sony from yuor computer

    It wouldn't suprise me if tech savy kids start using this to hide their porn.

    I'd suggest disabling autorun on your machines if you haven't already as a precaution. However legally your unable to do that. Circumvention of DRM software is illegal under the 2003 amendments of the Copyright Act.

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    Re: clear out sony from yuor computer

    true i believe sophos tool above disables the spyware section of but leaves the tool on system but disable it from running which in effects stops you using the sony cd on the system

    as can see it it will effect laptops as most w/s will be restricted..

    anyway leave it few weeks and i can see sony bowing down and releseing the uninstall tool to keep law suites at bay..

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    Re: clear out sony from yuor computer

    Sony have already released an 'uninstaller' that removes the spyware portion of the DRM. It also actually updates the DRM driver to a new version (Service Pack 1 IIRC).

    If you have either version of the DRM installed with or without spyware then you'll find your unable to burn CDs.

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