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Using SpywareBlaster to protect against Sony's rootkit


How to use SpywareBlaster Tools Custom Blocking button to install protection against Sony's rootkit:


Launch SpywareBlaster v 3.4 (install new release if necessary from:



Click on Tools in left-hand panel

Click on Custom Blocking button

Click on Add item

Name the new item: SONY

Click Ok

Use copy/paste to Insert CLSID: {4EA7C4C5-C5C0-4F5C-A008-8293505F71CC}

Check the SONY Item box

Click Protect Against Checked Items button

Exit SpywareBlaster (its protection is passive)


Reference: StevieO post #4 in Thread Re: Sony Rootkit and blocking F-4I's ActiveX control CodeSupport CLSID at: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.ph...591&postcount=4

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Does this only install when you're running a sony CD?...or can it happen on a site online?

thanks for da'tip homey  B)







I'm not sure if this a definitive answer but I've been reading a lot about thie rootkit and no one has ever said it can come from anywhere but the CDs. Apparently it is installed when Sony make you download their (pirated) media player to be able to play the CD.


Quite a few people have commented on how stupid Sony is being because your computer becomes indected if you BUY the CD but not if you download the songs for FREE via filesharing networks.

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what about a clean full format, then a reinstall?






A quick or full format then reinstall would get rid of it, and of course everything else as well.

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