Sony's Rootkit Still Causing Problems For Users
from the great-move dept
It’s been a little under a year since Sony BMG’s infamous rootkit became a big story — costing Sony a tremendous amount of bad publicity and money in lawsuit settlements and recalls. Turns out that the XCP copy protection they used is still causing problems. Since the rootkit was discovered, plenty of security software products have added it to their list of things to protect against. There’s just one problem: some security products from AOL and CA apparently have trouble removing XCP properly — often causing a computer’s CD-ROM drive to stop working. Of course, many users may not use the CD drive right away, and so they won’t even know why it stopped working. A patch has now been issued, but it shows how long these types of things continue to cause problems.