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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce
    Totally outrageous... this time they have gone too far. Here's the list of CDs... hope that you don't have any of them!

    — Trey Anastasio, Shine (Columbia)
    — Celine Dion, On ne Change Pas (Epic)
    — Neil Diamond, 12 Songs (Columbia)
    — Our Lady Peace, Healthy in Paranoid Times (Columbia)
    — Chris Botti, To Love Again (Columbia)
    — Van Zant, Get Right with the Man (Columbia)
    — Switchfoot, Nothing is Sound (Columbia)
    — The Coral, The Invisible Invasion (Columbia)
    — Acceptance, Phantoms (Columbia)
    — Susie Suh, Susie Suh (Epic)
    — Amerie, Touch (Columbia)
    — Life of Agony, Broken Valley (Epic)
    — Horace Silver Quintet, Silver's Blue (Epic Legacy)
    — Gerry Mulligan, Jeru (Columbia Legacy)
    — Dexter Gordon, Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia Legacy)
    — The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
    — The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s (Epic)
    — Dion, The Essential Dion (Columbia Legacy)
    — Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten (Epic)
    — Ricky Martin, Life (Columbia)

    is that a warning or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce
    Totally outrageous... this time they have gone too far. Here's the list of CDs... hope that you don't have any of them!

    Trey Anastasio, Shine (Columbia)
    Celine Dion, On ne Change Pas (Epic)
    Neil Diamond, 12 Songs (Columbia)
    Our Lady Peace, Healthy in Paranoid Times (Columbia)
    Chris Botti, To Love Again (Columbia)
    Van Zant, Get Right with the Man (Columbia)
    Switchfoot, Nothing is Sound (Columbia)
    The Coral, The Invisible Invasion (Columbia)
    Acceptance, Phantoms (Columbia)
    Susie Suh, Susie Suh (Epic)
    Amerie, Touch (Columbia)
    Life of Agony, Broken Valley (Epic)
    Horace Silver Quintet, Silver's Blue (Epic Legacy)
    Gerry Mulligan, Jeru (Columbia Legacy)
    Dexter Gordon, Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia Legacy)
    The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
    The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s (Epic)
    Dion, The Essential Dion (Columbia Legacy)
    Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten (Epic)
    Ricky Martin, Life (Columbia)

    erm onli english albums affected? how bout chinese n jap ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce
    Totally outrageous... this time they have gone too far. Here's the list of CDs... hope that you don't have any of them!

    The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
    suspicious activity indeed

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    no wonder my dvd player have been skipping mp3s recently. anyone knows how to remove the virus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quekky
    no wonder my dvd player have been skipping mp3s recently. anyone knows how to remove the virus?
    Your DVD skipping MP3 has nothing to do with this ROOTKIT. It will simply stop you from make beyond the third copy of your music audio CD. Nothing to do with MP3.And it is not a virus...at most some calls it a malware.

    And to date...it can be detected but it can not be removed safely. There are 2 scanner programs that has already been offer to the general public to scan and detect the presense of this rootkit. But it only can detect it and not remove it as removing it will making your system unstable. One of the thing it does is..it modifysWindows XP's kernel. Thus because it modifys XP's most vital stuff it will make your PC unstable with it there and worst if you remove it ..The main thing you will notice if you remove it is your CDROM drive will not be detected by your computer...it will just like disppear.

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    Default Re: Beware of SONY BMG audio CD

    Quote Originally Posted by Royce
    Totally outrageous... this time they have gone too far. Here's the list of CDs... hope that you don't have any of them!

    Trey Anastasio, Shine (Columbia)
    Celine Dion, On ne Change Pas (Epic)
    Neil Diamond, 12 Songs (Columbia)
    Our Lady Peace, Healthy in Paranoid Times (Columbia)
    Chris Botti, To Love Again (Columbia)
    Van Zant, Get Right with the Man (Columbia)
    Switchfoot, Nothing is Sound (Columbia)
    The Coral, The Invisible Invasion (Columbia)
    Acceptance, Phantoms (Columbia)
    Susie Suh, Susie Suh (Epic)
    Amerie, Touch (Columbia)
    Life of Agony, Broken Valley (Epic)
    Horace Silver Quintet, Silver's Blue (Epic Legacy)
    Gerry Mulligan, Jeru (Columbia Legacy)
    Dexter Gordon, Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia Legacy)
    The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
    The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s (Epic)
    Dion, The Essential Dion (Columbia Legacy)
    Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten (Epic)
    Ricky Martin, Life (Columbia)

    Several other Sony-BMG CDs are protected with a different copy-protection technology, sourced from SunnComm, including:

    My Morning Jacket, Z
    Santana, All That I Am
    Sarah McLachlan, Bloom Remix Album

    This is not a complete list. So how do you recognize other XCP-laden CDs in the wild?

    Tip-off #1: on the front of the CD, at the left-most edge, in the transparent "spine", you'll see "CONTENT PROTECTED" along with the IFPI copy-protection logo.


    Tip-off #2: on the back of the CD, on the bottom or right side, there will be a "Compatible with" disclosure box. Along with compatibility information, the box also includes a URL where you can get help. The URL has a telltale admission buried in it: cp.sonybmg.com/xcp. That lets you know that XCP is on this disc (discs protected with SunnComm have a different URL that includes "sunncomm").

    If you haven't been infected yet, to protect yourself from XCP in the future, disable "autorun" on your Windows PC. Once you have done so, however, these CDs may not be accessible under Windows unless you have specialized ripping software installed; these CDs are encoded in a way that intentionally confuses standard Windows CD drivers. For a smarter audio grabber for Windows, you may want to consider using Exact Audio Copy, which reportedly can read these CDs if you have turned off autorun and avoided infection by XCP.
    Last edited by sammy888; 17th November 2005 at 03:22 PM.

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    Here's a simple way to stay protected from this virus. Highly recommended software!

    http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

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    This will just push more and more people towards piracy. Spend your hard earned money and buy an original CD and get screwed eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro Image
    http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Sony-...d=011000CQOZKG

    Currently only Sony and Sony/BMG has this thing.

    However Sony is getting sued big time in the States for many many flaws in the program as it was written rather poorly.
    Not true , RCA also have got bad animals in their CDs...for example Velvet Revolver's Contraband Cd.

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