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Root Kit / DRM

by Ray Harinec / September 6, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

A Friend purchased Pixela Image Mixer Version 1.0 "required" to use with her Sony video recorder for image processing etc.

As soon as the CD was inserted, AVAST alerted to a Root Kit

Win32: Root Kit-GEND {RTK} VPS Ver 080905-0508.

I remember the earlier Root Kit issue with Sony Music CD's.

I assume that this is related to DRM for this program.

Is this now a normal DRM action? Also, if in fact the user will not violate the license in any way, is there any reason to not install the program???

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by shivscape / September 6, 2008 4:57 AM PDT
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if avast says it is a virus ten dont install it. there are plenty of other video recorders and editors to use

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Check that CD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 5:05 AM PDT
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Is it a CDR or "recorded" media? I know I ran into this and more as some bought that CD over Ebay. It wasn't the real thing and has something extra on the media.

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I Would Not Install, But Then, I'm
by tobeach / September 6, 2008 3:30 PM PDT
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one of many,many thousands continuing a lifetime boycott of ANY & ALL Sony products due to repeated disregard for it's loyal, paying customers best interests in favor of it's own greed.

After the CD music disaster, trashed machines & multi-hundred Million Dollar law suits (many by the Artists themselves), they to this day, APPARENTLY (from your post), still haven't got the message and therefore re-justify the on-going boycott. Use your best judgment w/ caution. JMHO.

The afore mentioned "we" won't have to worry about this nor the laptop recall etc.,etc. Best of luck! Happy

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