Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover
Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover is a compact and portable utility that is able to remove the ARIES rootkit from your workstation, without causing issues to the operating system in the process.
Developed by First4Internet and used by Sony BMG to hide their DRM software, this tool should be handled by all people who have purchased Sony BMG CDs in 2005 and 2006.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can just save the executable file anywhere on the hard drive and run it directly.
An alternative is to move the app to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any computer with minimum effort.
What's important to keep in mind is that no modifications are made to the Windows Registry, and leftover items are not kept on the hard disk after removal.
The interface of the application is based on a standard window with a minimalistic layout, where you can perform the scan job with the simple click of a button. Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover immediately carries out the task.
If the ARIES rootkit exists on the workstation, the app asks for permission to eliminate it, after which you are required to restart the computer to apply the new settings. What's important to mention is that Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover also prevents the rootkit from installing on your computer again, so you can safely listen to the songs on your Sony BMG CDs.
We have noticed a minimal CPU and system memory consumption during Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover's runtime, hence the app does not affect the overall performance of the computer. It has a good response time and finishes a rootkit scan and removal job rapidly and without errors. Although it comprises limited features, Lavasoft ARIES Rootkit Remover offers users a simple solution to neutralizing the ARIES rookit from your PC in few simple steps.