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Re: Sporetrial and SecuRom
« Reply #25 on: 2008 June 20, 18:32:36 »

Lorelei, thanks for the info, I'll pass it on.  My suspicions are now facts. 

Looks like the rumour that flared up from me posting about this, isn't a rumour anymore.
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Re: Sporetrial and SecuRom
« Reply #26 on: 2008 June 20, 21:13:33 »

I believe the version of SecuROM currently plaguing me is an earlier version that is less aggressive than that which was bundled with BV. It didn't ever try to phone home, it just lurked. It acts like a rootkit, according to RootkitRevealer.exe.

Standard trojan / spyware removal tools have bypassed it up until now. I'm now reduced to registry tweaking and other fun crap, and the geek assisting me in my endeavors was convinced it was downloaded via a torrent or P2P rather than legitimately purchased, due to the aggressive nature and sneakiness of SecuROM, and its interactions with my registry and (legal) CD/DVD burning software, and how it borked my (legal) anti-malware defenses enough to let at least two other Trojans sneak in and take up residence. Compared to those Trojans, SecuROM is proving far more wily and tenacious, and more difficult to eradicate from my system.

And, again, it isn't the truly aggressive version found in BV, so had I installed BV, god knows what would be prowling around on my computer and trying to dial home, bork my OS-installed media software, partially block/disable my anti-malware programs (several updates have failed), and steal my infoz. For some reason, Firefox on the SecuROM-afflicted system now also has trouble opening more than one or two tabs at once. Prior to this, I could set it to open a dozen, even on dial-up, and it would go to work and plug away getting that data until all 12 loaded, rather than spamming up "page not found" errors and dropping the upload instead.

Fucking EA.
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Re: Sporetrial and SecuRom
« Reply #27 on: 2008 June 21, 02:02:04 »

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