Remove the Sony DRM Rootkit

   Posted November 3, 2005 by David Kirk in Windows

Users should beware of Sony Music. Listening to one of their copy-protected CDs will install their Digital Rights Management system on your computer. The following tutorial explains how to remove it.

    Any of the rootkit systems out there will detect Sony’s installation of a rootkit into your system. Sony uses this rootkit to attempt to hide their Digital Rights Management system.

    Rootkits are bad for a several reasons. You can read more about them in tech-recipes’s introduction to rootkit scanning.

    To remove the rootkit, you can install the directX-enabled DRM rootkit removal system from here:
    http://updates.xcp-aurora.com/

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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