Update to my earlier post about Sony BMG installing spyware on computers.
It seems that Sony has noticed the wave of bad press it is deservedly getting over this mess. In response, Sony has issued a patch to antivirus software makers. The problem, however, is that the patch does not delete the wrongfully installed software- it simply reveals the previously hidden files, allegedly making them less likely to be exploited by viruses.
Consumers who want the software removed? They are forced to “contact [Sony’s] customer support service for instructions.”
Not good enough. My boycott remains in effect.