I thought I was through with this story, but I have to add one more nugget. I and others previously wondered if Microsoft might add the Sony BMG spyware to the list of bugs removed by Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool. Well it seems it will.
According to this post on the Anti-Malware Engineering Team blog:
We are concerned about any malware and its impact on our customers’ machines. Rootkits have a clearly negative impact on not only the security, but also the reliability and performance of their systems.
The post goes on to say that removal of the Sony software will be included in the upcoming editions of the Microsoft programs.
Good job Microsoft.