Unfortunately, there has been some confusion with regard to the level of cleaning that antivirus (AV) companies are providing for the rootkit. Some articles imply that AV companies remove all of the Sony DRM software in the cleaning process, but they are in fact only disabling and removing the Aries.sys driver that implements the rootkit cloaking functionality. Unfortunately, all of the AV cleaners I’ve looked at disable it improperly by unloading it from memory - the same way Sony’s patch behaves - which as I noted previously, introduces the risk of a system crash. While they post disclaimers on their web sites to that effect, they should use the safe alternative that I described a couple of posts ago, which is to delete the rootkit’s registration from Windows so that it won’t activate when Windows boots:
1. Open the Run dialog from the Start menu
2. Enter “cmd /k sc delete $sys$aries”
アンチウイルスベンダーの rootkit 削除方法は SONY BMG のと同じで、不完全だ。システムクラッシュの可能性もあるし。それよか、もっと良い方法があるから公開するね。
cmd /k sc delete $sys$aries
I've collected some of my findings about the Sony's XCP DRM rootkit here. Enjoy! I'm rewriting the page as new information is uncovered, so be sure to check again later.