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Old 10-03-06, 02:00 AM   #1
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Arrow Anyone else have sony_ssm.sys ?

Does anyone else have a sony_ssm.sys non-Plug'n Play driver installed on their system? I found mine when I enabled the "Show hidden devices" in the Device Manager". It is stopped and set to launch "on demand".

Now I wonder, is this the infamous rootkit courtesy of Sony? Mind you though, I never played any Sony music CDs in my computer, I don't have any Sony hardware and neither did I find any confirmation this sony_ssm.sys IS actually the rootkit. Just makes me a bit worried, that's all.

What do you guys reckon?
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Old 10-03-06, 02:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone else have sony_ssm.sys ?

It IS the rootkit

http://www.google.com/search?q=sony_...en-US:official

(first result

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/12631
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Old 10-03-06, 02:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone else have sony_ssm.sys ?

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No the article doesn't mention any sony_ssm.sys driver, it's only a guy in the replies saying:

"I still scratching my head wondering what use is the non-PnP driver installed unvolunteerily on my system named "sony_ssm.sys" enlisted in non-PnP drivers section of hardware devices in XP"

which of course doesn't imply anything. I've looked thru 10 pages of google results trust me and I couldn't find any solid info on whether this really IS the rootkit or not. That's why I'm asking you guys to look in your devices and see what you can find.
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Old 10-03-06, 10:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone else have sony_ssm.sys ?

its not the same rootkit from sony bmg cds.

but it is a rootkit, which will prevent from copying or launching copied games/programs on your computer.
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