Bioshock Foolishness

Aug 25, 2007

There have been some recent reports that Bioshock installs a rootkit onto one's computer. The 2K Games developers decided to use the SecuROM copy protection scheme, which installs a process with administrative privileges, allowing those users who do not have such privileges to run the game. A registry branch that happens to contain an asterisk also gets created, causing some rootkit detectors to flag the software. The service is apparently difficult to remove (which disappoints me), but it's questionable as to whether or not this is actually a rootkit. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes open on this issue, especially since I'm so excited about this game. Here's to hoping that things are as bad as people are making them out to be.

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