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Sony - Busted Again!

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I notice many 'free scans' at the site: legit?

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if you know the answer. or are the downloads more like 'free' trials, fixes available after purchase? once I had the free scan from webroot spysweeper and it found two medium level security issues. my ISP offered that product for free for 1 year. I downloaded the product and it did not find any security issues. nothing was repaired earlier in the free scan. It never found another problem in the following 12 months and I never purchased product. other anti-spy programs never found anything.

thanks for the other warning, I usually do not play audio cd's on the pc.

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Oh, the scans are free alright but

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Not necessarily so...

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Just because Sony announced that it would recall all the CD's with the rootkit, and anyone with an impacted CD could replace it free of charge, doesn't mean that the majority of retailers complied, or individuals took advantage of the offer.

Those infected CD's could have continued to be sold, played and re-sold on the used CD market. As such, rates of infection would remain about the same.

There's also no way of knowing how many users actually removed the spyware, after it's suggested by PC Pitstop to do so.

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