Are we protected against this? This is a rootkit of the foulest terms and i know i would at least expect a warning about this so that any games or demos i get with this can be taken back or deleted? In many ways the latest version is worse than the Sony one. According to cdfreaks.com the anti-piracy system that Starforce is using installs a driver that runs at the highest level of access on the system. Meaning that this driver has access to basically all same things the operating system itself enjoys (hardware/drivers/processes). Further more this driver runs all the time, regardless of whether or not you are playing a game that used Starforce's DRM. If that wasn't enough to scare you, if the Starforce driver thinks it has detected suspicious activity relating to disc copying the driver will instantly reboot your computer without any notification. A step too far.