Removing the Rootkit

With Sony/BMG installing rootkits, F-Secure was able to come up with F-Secure Blacklight (still in beta release). F-Secure Blacklight is a rootkit elimination technology. Primarily, it detects hidden objects (not visible to users and security tools) and it asks the user if he/she wants to remove them or not. The expiration of the beta release of F-Secure Blacklight has been moved to January 2006. The good news for F-Secure users is that the Blacklight Engine has been integrated to the F-Secure Internet Security 2006 suite. Check out the screenshots of F-Secure Blacklight here.

There are also other rootkit removers that are available (in short, there’s a price to pay) for download. For the ultra techie person, Rootkit Revealer is available for free download since you have to do an analysis of the output of the registry scan.

If you do not have access to these rootkit removers, just fill out this form provided by Sony BMG so that it will be uninstalled.

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  • Technology will always develop workarounds against greed. 😉

  • > Technology will always develop workarounds against greed.

    and vice versa too I think Mike 😀

  • Blacklight, now that is a very cool name for the software.

    Also try Rootkit Revealer by Sysinternals, and there is another one of these products called ‘Unhackme’ which you may want to check out.
    Rufus Jenkins,SystemDisc Linux CDs Shop.

  • yes Rufus, Blacklight is a really cool name
    yeah, I also mentioned it in my post about Rootkit revealer 🙂

  • vl

    Trend Micro RootkitBuster 3 scans and removes the presence of rootkits from the computer.