Previously on the Will Eset add detection for Sony's "rootkit"? thread, which was closed by Ronjour, we talked about the software supplied by Sony to uninstall their rootkit. Quote: “Originally Posted by Joliet Jake First4Internet, the company that wrote the software that Sony uses said they would supply all anti-virus companies with code that would enable them to detect it.” My Quote: “With the way they implemented this, I wouldn't trust anything they gave out.” Now, unfortunately, it seems I may have been correct. The latest is that the uninstall leads to greater security risks. From Brian Krebs Blog "Alex Halderman and I have confirmed that Sony’s Web-based XCP uninstallation utility exposes users to serious security risk. Under at least some circumstances, running Sony’s Web-based uninstaller opens a huge security hole on your computer. We have a working demonstration exploit. ... In the meantime, we recommend strongly against downloading or running Sony’s Web-based XCP uninstaller." http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/11/multiple_securi.html That's why I think its best that independent third parties, like ESET, take care of these type of security issues.