I had a Sony mp4 player and it was working nice,when I didnt know anything bout computers.
Today,I plugged my USB cable.I was going to copy some mp3's to player.Opened USB Drive and BOOM ! Kaspersky gave an alert
in Drivers Recycler.I didnt even know Mp4 Player had a Recycler ?
I tought it was a false positive ( is that what you call it ? I dont know. ) So I did a bit search ( I use this sentence a lot ? ) about Sony's mp4 players.
Well,I was shocked by what I saw.It wasnt a false positive,it was true ! Yes Sony was an official malware distrubitor,thats what I wanted to see ever.Whatever it seems thier anti-piracy staff was a bit,umm,how can I say this..I know ! Malware friendly ! My search results tell me that its a rootkit with some security holes( big holes ).
And according to google,they also have something that is changing your DNS ( ?! ). I dont now thats true but,there are 2 sources proving that.
However mine was completely diffrent.It was a Trojan Dialer.It seems mp4 player came with a video that has Trojan.Thats very funny.Fortunately Kaspersky blocked it.
I made a more search,but this time I added the date of today.It seems Sony no longer uses these rootkits.If anyone still has these,a site is providing information about removing these.
However I dont know if this works use it at your own risk ! I do not guarantee anything and I'm NOT associated with site.
Sorry if moderators dont accept that.
Edited by Lazures, 21 June 2008 - 02:43 PM.