Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware removes Sony's rootkit

Posted on Monday, November 14 2005 @ 3:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week there was lots of anger about Sony's controversial DRM protection which installs a rootkit and now news has reached us Microsoft started to clean up this crap because it could be abused by malicious users.
The software giant's Windows AntiSpyware application will be updated to add a detection and removal signature for the rootkit features used in the XCP digital rights management technology.

According to Jason Garms, group product manager in Microsoft's Anti-Malware Technology Team, the rootkit removal signature will be pushed out at Windows users through the anti-spyware application's weekly signature update process.
More info over at eWeek.

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