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What is $sys$drmserver.exe? XCP DRM?

Vendor:      First 4
Product:     
Vendor Website:      http://blog.sonymusic.com/sonybmg/archives/111505.html
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: $sys$DRMServer.exe - Part of the XCP software used along with Sony's Digital Rights Management (DRM) that was originally concealed using a rootkit. We recommend removing this software and exchanging any affected CDs for ones without DRM. For more information see PC Pitstop's Sony XCP rootkit page.

$sys$drmserver.exe is spyware/adware. PC Pitstop recommends strongly that all adware and spyware be immediately removed. This application category consumes considerable system resources and the performance gain is quite noticeable. Furthermore, adware/spyware pose a security risk to your computer as it sends your personal information back to the mothership.


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$sys$drmserver.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.00%
Average CPU use for this program: 2%
Average RAM for this program: 2 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
$sys$drmserver.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x3692633395142b264b0a73e4994f657f 1/23/2012 3:06:00 AM Unknown 17.0.0.2 XCP DRM 300 KB
2 Status 0xef1afb4a83a8e378132e3f89d9a46df9 5/12/2011 1:10:00 AM Unknown 17.0.0.5 XCP DRM 268 KB


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