That all the big security companies, with over a year's lead time, would fail to notice or do anything about this Sony rootkit demonstrates incompetence at best, and lousy ethics at worst. The company is a fan of invasive copy protection -- it's being built into the next version of Windows.
What do you think of your antivirus company, the one that didn't notice Sony's rootkit as it infected half a million computers?
And this isn't one of those lightning-fast internet worms; this one has been spreading since mid-2004.
It's the sort of behavior that could easily lead to system crashes -- crashes that customers would blame on Microsoft. 13, when public pressure was just too great to ignore, that Microsoft announced it would update its security tools to detect and remove the cloaking portion of the rootkit.
Perhaps the only security company that deserves praise is F-Secure, the first and the loudest critic of Sony's actions. And companies do stupid things; always have and always will.
And Sysinternals, of course, which hosts Russinovich's blog and brought this to light. But the reason we buy security products from Symantec, Mc Afee and others is to protect us from bad security.
I truly believed that even in the biggest and most-corporate security company there are people with hackerish instincts, people who will do the right thing and blow the whistle.This software tool is run without your knowledge or consent -- if it's loaded on your computer with a CD, a hacker can gain and maintain access to your system and you wouldn't know it.The Sony code modifies Windows so you can't tell it's there, a process called "cloaking" in the hacker world.the virus database would get updated every day at AM.you can edit the numbers so the cron will be executed when you want it automatic Virus scan We can easily setup a daily or hourly scan.Add the content below and remember to insert your email and witch directory you want to be scanned.