MS Anti Spyware to wipe Sony Rootkit

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  1. TouchuvGrey

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    Maybe Sony and the other recording companies will get the hint.;)
     
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    I very much doubt it. To say that they're all extremely thick-skinned and very obtuse is rather understating the issue...
     
  4. Like I said

    This is a direct violation of Windows ( Gates) itself.
    I would think the dude (gates) would be ferious.

    and not side with the powers that be but rather do the right thing.(Dr Laura)
     
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    Is this problem associated only with the Sony music CD or is it installed on the Sony computers?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Hi there! Only on the CD's at this point!!

    HTH,
     
  9. chachazz

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    MS Antispyware Removes Sony XCP Rootkit - 11.17.2005

    Sony rootkit signatures now available
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    We have analyzed several versions of the rootkit that have been shipped as part of Sony’s XCP software.
    We are calling the family WinNT/F4IRootkit. We chose the name based on the company that authored this component. We have added detection and removal for those versions via the online scanner at the Windows Live Safety Center. To quickly scan and remove those versions of the rootkit from your computer, you can select the "Full Service Scan" followed by the "Quick scan" option.

    The Windows AntiSpyware Beta will be able to detect and remove this as well with the 11/17/05 signature release. Detection and removal will also be added to the December release of the Malicious Software Removal Tool which will be released the second Tuesday of December.

    We also wanted to take a moment to confirm that we are not removing or disabling Sony’s XCP software. We are only removing the rootkit component published by First 4 Internet which is included as part of Sony’s XCP software. We will continue to monitor the situation and react as conditions change
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    MS Anti-Malware Engineering Team»
     
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