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Sony releases update for DRM software (The rootkit)

November 3rd, 2005 by Patrick S

We wrote on Tuesday about the DRM software from Sony that used rootkit technologies. The company behind the technology, First 4 Internet, has now released an update for the software. After visiting the web site, downloading and installing the update, it now seems that the DRM software no longer attempts to hide anything on the computer. The rootkit driver (aries.sys) is removed from the system during the update.

The update from Sony is available here

We hope that the updated version will make it to the CD’s in stores as soon as possible. Many people that buy copy-protected music will not be aware of the programs that get installed on their computers, let alone worry about updating them.

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2 Responses

  1. Patrick E Says:

    So does this remove the copy protection or — are drivers / etc still present that protect these Sony CDs?

  2. Patrick S Says:

    The driver is removed (aries.sys). But the copy protection remains i assume.