Eliminate the ARIES rootkit installed by Sony

Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover is a helpful, free Windows program, belonging to the category Security software.

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Since the software was added to our catalog in 2006, it has achieved 34,777 downloads, and last week it achieved 7 downloads.The current version of the software is 1.0 and it has been updated on 3/20/2006. Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover is available for users with the operating system Windows 98 and former versions, and it is available in English.About the download, Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover is a not that heavy program that doesn't take up as much space than most software in the section Security software. It's a program frequently downloaded in Germany, China, and Romania.

During autumn 2005, Sony included rootkit-style content-protection software on approximately 4.7 million CDs of over 50 artists worldwide exposing consumer PCs to security holes. The XCP rootkit, developed by First4Internet, was inadvertently placed on unsuspecting systems and networks to hide Sony BMG’s DRM protection software. According to Sony, about six million CDs currently have this software on December 2005.

Lavasoft answers the challenge:

The ARIES Rootkit Remover developed by Lavasoft provides the means to locate and permanently remove the Sony rootkit from the system and disable the rootkit's ability to run once more after reboot. This standalone tool is a reliable, trustworthy, and safe way of removing the rootkit--unlike Sony's own rootkit remover that has been known to cause blue screens.

This primarily protects consumers and ensures privacy. The tool is developed by Lavasoft in line with our common goals to steer computing environment towards better standards.

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Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 3.8

  • Security Status

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