Article ID:189135(modified 23 Mar 2011)
USM128C, USM256F, USM512FL, USM64C
What does this download do?
Uninstallation Software for MicroVault models with fingerprint recognition feature
We recently learned that certain discontinued models of Sony’s fingerprint recognition MicroVault USB storage devices use software provided by an outside vendor that creates “cloaked” files on the user’s PC. Security experts advise that third parties could exploit the cloaking feature to conceal harmful programs. We are taking the matter seriously, and moving quickly to protect our consumers by developing and distributing a software update.
We are working with the software vendor to issue a downloadable patch and software update as soon as possible. Prior to learning about the security issue, for business reasons we had already discontinued the distribution of these models.
Until we are ready to distribute a software update, any customer having concerns can choose to uninstall the software in the manner described below.
Symptom and Cause
Subject Products/Models in Asia Pacific
Sony’s MicroVault USB storage devices
How to uninstall the software
Please uninstall the software in accordance with the manner set forth in the download file:
Download size: 401 KB
Updated on: 2007/09/07
Any customer who is unable to uninstall the software or have any question on this matter, please contact your local service centre. A list of the Sony service centres can be found in the Service Centres page.