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  1. Thread: MateWatcher

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    Hi folks, let me offer some information which may...

    Hi folks, let me offer some information which may be helpful, I hope. I suspect that the Yahoo AntiSpy (YAS) detection of Spyware.MateWatcher may be a false positive. YAS is made by Computer...
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    Pepi, don't waste more time with Otto42. If he...

    Pepi, don't waste more time with Otto42. If he does not want to use Spybot S&D any longer, he is free to do so and it is ok with the thousands or millions of us that do and will continue to do so. ...
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    Cash 202: I cannot help you with Firefox but I...

    Cash 202:

    I cannot help you with Firefox but I may be able to with IE and doubleclick. I suspect that the two issues you mentioned are not connected. Try this:

    1) Assuming you have XP sp2, in...
  4. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Thanks bitman, good comments above. While I have...

    Thanks bitman, good comments above. While I have disagreed with some of your opinions I have always appreciated your technical advise; I was a visitor to the old SB forum and used to see your...
  5. Thread: Sony DRM

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    True, nobody would want that. A potential...

    True, nobody would want that. A potential approach might be for Spybot to detect and offer to remove the rootkit component only, as Microsoft is apparently safely doing. Removing the "rootkit...
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    Let me make sure that this is clear. I am not...

    Let me make sure that this is clear. I am not speaking for Spybot S&D as I am in no way connected with them. I am simply an individual that visits this forum and would like to keep personal...
  7. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Bitman: I have followed your posts on this...

    Bitman:

    I have followed your posts on this thread with interest as your opinions have differed from those of the anti-malware community. Bear with me please, :)... I quote:

    Nov 1: Mark's...
  8. Thread: Sony DRM

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    FYI, from the Microsoft Anti-Malware team:...

    FYI, from the Microsoft Anti-Malware team:
    "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...
  9. Thread: Sony DRM

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    md usa spybot fan: In your post above you...

    md usa spybot fan:

    In your post above you state that I "keep quoting that it is never safe to unload a driver..." FYI I have quoted that once. Regarding a suggestion to remove, I wish I had one...
  10. Thread: Sony DRM

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    For those of you considering the Nancy McAleavey...

    For those of you considering the Nancy McAleavey (Privacy Software) removal process mentioned above, please be aware that Russinovich recommends against unloading the Aries driver while Windows is...
  11. Thread: Sony DRM

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    FYI the latest blog from Mark Russinovich: ...

    FYI the latest blog from Mark Russinovich: http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/11/victory.html

    Also FYI, I hope my Spybot friends find the following as disturbing as I do..... Regardless of...
  12. Thread: Sony DRM

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    This keeps getting worse... What AplusWebMaster...

    This keeps getting worse... What AplusWebMaster pointed out above has hit the national news big time via the Associated Press, see the MSNBC article: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10053831/ In addition,...
  13. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Well.... Sony is finally pulling the CDs off...

    Well.... Sony is finally pulling the CDs off the market.... According to USA Today: "Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Monday it will pull some of its most popular CDs from stores in response to...
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    For whatever it is worth I also had Norton...

    For whatever it is worth I also had Norton Internet Security 2002 and ended up discarding it after many problems; that version (2002) is now very outdated. You could consider updating to Norton 2006...
  15. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Pogue, while your suggestion would good under...

    Pogue, while your suggestion would good under normal circumstances, such is not possible with the Sony uninstaller and that is one of the many complaints Mark Russinovich and the AV community have of...
  16. Thread: Sony DRM

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    md usa spybot fan: Thanks for the good words,...

    md usa spybot fan: Thanks for the good words, your opinion is of course widely shared by consumers including myself.

    In addition to recalling the CDs in the marketplace, Sony needs to "make the...
  17. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Mark Russinovich, the individual that discovered...

    Mark Russinovich, the individual that discovered the Sony XCP rootkit, confirms what I had mentioned above. Mark's November 14, 2005 blog states, quote: "Unfortunately, there has been some...
  18. Thread: Sony DRM

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    As I mentioned earlier, Microsoft, Symantec, and...

    As I mentioned earlier, Microsoft, Symantec, and others are uncloaking the files so they are not hidden - they are not removing the First4Internet DRM technology, at least not yet. While this is a...
  19. Thread: Sony DRM

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    I believe that the Symantec removal tool...

    I believe that the Symantec removal tool mentioned by AplusWebMaster does not actually remove the Sony DRM and its associated risks. While I have not run the tool myself (I am not infected) I...
  20. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Just read the following on Computer Associate's...

    Just read the following on Computer Associate's site (http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=453096362)

    XCP.Sony.Rootkit installs a DRM executable as a Windows service, but...
  21. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Agent O reinforces the need for SB to include the...

    Agent O reinforces the need for SB to include the Sony rootkit in it's detections. By now it is clear that the antispyware/antivirus community regards the Sony DRM as a serious vulnerability, in...
  22. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Computer Associates Pest Patrol is set to detect...

    Computer Associates Pest Patrol is set to detect the Sony DRM starting with their November 11 update. Should Spybot consider the same?
    ...
  23. Thread: Sony DRM

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    Information below from the zdnet site, dated...

    Information below from the zdnet site, dated November 7, 2005.

    "Antivirus companies are considering protecting their customers from the digital rights management software used by Sony on some CDs....
  24. Thread: Sony DRM

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    I would not rely on the stated information from...

    I would not rely on the stated information from Sony, for obvious reasons it is written with their own spin and is not completely factual. The patch mentioned by Tashi uncloaks the files, it does...
  25. Thread: Sony DRM

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    After reading Mark Russinovich superb summary on...

    After reading Mark Russinovich superb summary on the Sony DRM rootkit exploit I completely agree with the concerns expressed by Carnivore and Agent O. Bear with me please, but I think Bitman missed...
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