UPDATE: Well, it turns out that no, it doesn’t install a rootkit. Heh.

Note to Sony…ya didn’t learn last time?

From Slashdot:

“Sony (the owner of SecureROM copy protection) is still up to its old tricks. One would think that they would have learned their lesson after the music CD DRM fiasco, which cost them millions. However, they have now started infesting PC gaming with their invasive DRM. Facts have surfaced that show that the recently released PC game BioShock installs a rootkit, which embeds itself into Explorer, as part of its SecureROM copy-protection scheme. Not only that, but just installing the demo infects your system with the rootkit. This begs the question: Since when did demos need copy protection?”

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[tags]Sony DRM, Rootkit[/tags]


  1. i really wanted to play this game from day one. Because of this DRM nonsense, I’ve been turned off to anything Securom. That means I’ve decided to pass on Bioshock, World in Conflict, and Mass Effect…all games that look awesome but cross the line in regards to disrespecting us legitimate users. Too bad too since Bioshock is now on sale at Best Buy for $20 but that’s still not going to convice me to buy…too bad 2K!

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