Don't you love it when SONY secretly installs software on your computer?

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  1. Arclight

    Arclight Hypercube

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    Full article:
    http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html

    Cliffs: If you bought a DRM protected CD from Sony you now have poorly written hidden and uninstallable DRM software that slows down your computer.

    Have fun getting rid of it manually.

    Note: I posted this on OT as well and thought I'd post it here too because people would appreciate this more here.
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Yeah, that old news now.

    And MS said they will be removing it with their anti-spyware software.
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Not only that, but they leveraged LGPL software, and didn't open-source it :hsugh:
     
  4. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    :werd:

    i see some large lawsuits coming Sonys way from artists who are affected, LAME, and users who have to pay to get it removed (ie taking their box to a pc repair place).

    Sony fucked up bigtime on this one.
     
  5. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    wtf is sony thinking? that was some boneheaded shit right there.
     
  6. 01000101

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    search www.digg.com if you want more info. theres been half a dozen links a day added just about sony. its getting old.
     
  7. Zak8022

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    i read about that yesterday.. freaking stupid. glad i havent had many music CDs in my computer. just hope MS doesnt act like MS and take forever to get the updated to MS Antispyware for us to be able to remove it.
     

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