Sony releases XCP remover



Sony has had a busy day… they’ve released software to remove the XCP DRM program that was the start of all the recent SONY DRM rootkit controversy. Of course, the original DRM software had multiple problems in it’s concept AND implementation, the uninstallers and patches since have also had problems. Today I’ve seen reports that Sony’s uninstaller for the SunnComm MediaMax DRM software (the OTHER approach sony uses for copy protection) has some serious problems.


Hopefully, we’ll find that THIS removal tool works and introduces no more headaches for either US or Sony. I’m sure at this point sony hopes that this doesn’t introduce other problems either. Time will tell. (The OTHER tool was announced “fixed” this morning and by early afternoon it started circulating that there were still problems.) In other words, if I had XCP on a system, I might just wait 24-48 hours and stay tuned before trying the latest fix.

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2 Responses to “Sony releases XCP remover”

  1. The PC Doctor Says:


    Sony releases tool to cure XCP woes

    After weeks of dragging their feet, Sony BMG have finally released a program  that should (hopefully) remove all the vulnerabilities associated with the First4Internet DRM software.
    I worry about one thing though, it’s this line on their w…


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