How can i get rid of SecuROM? 15 replies

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#1 10 years ago

Any ways OTHER then wiping my entire hard drive to get rid of this pest? Because with all the hardware failures and slowing down of PC's, i'm kind've in a hurry, i also don't take kindly to secretly having malware/spyware installed into my PC which sends information back to EA. It was a real dick move on EA's part and i'm glad that over 500,000 people pirated the game and one starred it on amazon.




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#2 10 years ago

SecuROM is not spyware or malware. It's a security measure. I doubt you really need more than three copies of the game at once anyway.




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#3 10 years ago

Firstly, SecuROM's not an EA creation. Some EA games use it, but that's nothing - practically every game released since the turn of the century has used SecuROM for protection.

Secondly, I fail to see how you'd have any issues with it if you actually buy your games, since it doesn't stop you playing them.

Third, "hardware failures and slowing down of PCs"? Let me ask you, has it actually caused any of those for you? Two years of working part time in tech support, literally hundreds of people have come to me with gaming rigs saying that "SecuROM is doing xxxxx" or "SecuROM is causing yyyyy", and being frankly honest, every single one of them was either completely and utterly wrong about what was causing their issues, or they were trying to play pirated games.

Fourth point, what information do you think "the uber keylogger SecuROM" is transmitting? Better question, what information do you think is on our computers that anyone else would be remotely interested in?

Fifth point, you do realise that most (if not all) of these "anti-SecuROM" rants are from overgrown babies who make a lifelong habit of compulsive lies, rumor-monging and mud-slinging in order to justify their selfish belief that they should get all of life's luxuries without having to work for them?

If any of what you say about SecuROM there is happening on your computer, and it is indeed SecuROM that's doing it, you've probably got a dodgy, third-party modified installation. Those don't tend to be distributed on retail game discs...

Besides, any companies even contemplating such an abuse of position would think twice about it, following the major lawsuits brought against the few who did have the balls to try it. Multi-million dollar lawsuit, and all you get in return is forum/email/LiveJournal passwords from a bunch of teenagers. Not a fair trade, really.

However, that's mostly just waxing rhetoric. There's no legal way to get rid of SecuROM and still use the products.

If you don't want SecuROM, don't play games. Otherwise you're not going to be able to avoid it.

bud389It was a real dick move on EA's part and i'm glad that over 500,000 people pirated the game and one starred it on amazon.

Try saying that when hundreds of innocent, hard-working, honest, decent people are out of work, just because those 500,000 people didn't want to spend a measly $45.

If protecting the livelihoods of people who actually work for a living, contribute to society and earn everything they've got in their lives is a "real dick move", then every company out there can pull as many "real dick moves" as they want.

Not going to hurt me, I'm not a petty thief. So why should I care? If those five hundred thousand people don't want to earn an honest living, then they should have to miss out on all of life's little luxuries.

That's the game, if you want the rewards, you gotta play it.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#4 10 years ago
Mikouen;4599229Firstly, SecuROM's not an EA creation. Some EA games use it, but that's nothing - practically every game released since the turn of the century has used SecuROM for protection. Secondly, I fail to see how you'd have any issues with it if you actually buy your games, since it doesn't stop you playing them. Third, "hardware failures and slowing down of PCs"? Let me ask you, has it actually caused any of those for you? Two years of working part time in tech support, literally hundreds of people have come to me with gaming rigs saying that "SecuROM is doing xxxxx" or "SecuROM is causing yyyyy", and being frankly honest, every single one of them was either completely and utterly wrong about what was causing their issues, or they were trying to play pirated games. Fourth point, what information do you think "the uber keylogger SecuROM" is transmitting? Better question, what information do you think is on our computers that anyone else would be remotely interested in? Fifth point, you do realise that most (if not all) of these "anti-SecuROM" rants are from overgrown babies who make a lifelong habit of compulsive lies, rumor-monging and mud-slinging in order to justify their selfish belief that they should get all of life's luxuries without having to work for them? If any of what you say about SecuROM there is happening on your computer, and it is indeed SecuROM that's doing it, you've probably got a dodgy, third-party modified installation. Those don't tend to be distributed on retail game discs... Besides, any companies even contemplating such an abuse of position would think twice about it, following the major lawsuits brought against the few who did have the balls to try it. Multi-million dollar lawsuit, and all you get in return is forum/email/LiveJournal passwords from a bunch of teenagers. Not a fair trade, really. However, that's mostly just waxing rhetoric. There's no legal way to get rid of SecuROM and still use the products. If you don't want SecuROM, don't play games. Otherwise you're not going to be able to avoid it. Try saying that when hundreds of innocent, hard-working, honest, decent people are out of work, just because those 500,000 people didn't want to spend a measly $45. If protecting the livelihoods of people who actually work for a living, contribute to society and earn everything they've got in their lives is a "real dick move", then every company out there can pull as many "real dick moves" as they want. Not going to hurt me, I'm not a petty thief. So why should I care? If those five hundred thousand people don't want to earn an honest living, then they should have to miss out on all of life's little luxuries. That's the game, if you want the rewards, you gotta play it.

EA got what it deserved, minimaly too, their also getting sued for it. When EA starts secretly putting programs in its games, i could honestly care less for them since my privacy is at stake. I bet that if Spore didn't have secuROM, it would've gotten much less pirates then it did. "Firstly", i never said EA created it. "Secondly", yes it does, it has been widely known to be able to crash your game and it also bans you from online if it senses something it doesn't like. and "Thirdly", the pirated version of Spore didn't have DRM... Which was the main reason it was pirated... Hence the large number of pirates. Now, how can i disable/remove it. And no, i didn't pirate it, i bought it.




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#5 10 years ago
bud389;4599271EA got what it deserved, minimaly too, their also getting sued for it. When EA starts secretly putting programs in its games, i could honestly care less for them since my privacy is at stake. I bet that if Spore didn't have secuROM, it would've gotten much less pirates then it did. "Firstly", i never said EA created it. "Secondly", yes it does, it has been widely known to be able to crash your game and it also bans you from online if it senses something it doesn't like. and "Thirdly", the pirated version of Spore didn't have DRM... Which was the main reason it was pirated... Hence the large number of pirates. Now, how can i disable/remove it. And no, i didn't pirate it, i bought it.

Firstly, NO ONE KNEW it had the secur rom in place until everyone purchased it and someone found it, so all the piracy is nothing new. Secondly, securrom has been around for YEARS and in none of the games that I own do i/have i had a problem.

I agree with Mikouen here.

If you are worried about EA finding all of your stolen songs and the few cracked games you are playing, then start using a console and game there. Otherwise, don't worry about it and play the game.

Besides, the only thing EA was missing was ONE small line in the EULA which you and 500,000 other people didn't read anyways telling you that they have certain measures in place.

To answer your final question, use google... You will be thought of less a pirate if you don't ask this type of question here.




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#6 10 years ago
EA got what it deserved, minimaly too, their also getting sued for it. When EA starts secretly putting programs in its games, i could honestly care less for them since my privacy is at stake. I bet that if Spore didn't have secuROM, it would've gotten much less pirates then it did.

Well, that is a load of BS. The people that STOLE the game never had any intention of buying it. They never do. The people who say they are downloading it to try it before they buy it are lying, too. Why should they buy it when they have a fully working copy on their hard drive? If a person wants to make a stand against DRM, boycott it by not purchasing it. NOT STEALING. All that says is I am a spoiled ass brat & I am not willing to spend money on something(in this case, a game by MAXIS..not EA). Stealing has NOTHING to do with protesting. It is the same crime as looting. You didn't spend money...you are a stupid thief. DRM is NOT about stopping pirating...we all know that ..it is about DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT> The creator owning the rights to the digital property. It is about control. They want to control how the game is used once it is purchased. Lastly, to anyone who says they didn't "know it had securom on it", well, you are at fault for not doing your homework before spending your hard earned money, especially in this day & age with ALL the information on the internet. That excuse doesn't cut it.




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#7 10 years ago

You know, instead of companies and gamers bitching about piracy and copy protection schemes in place, why doesn't someone conduct a full investigation into the problems and causes of it? I'm not talking about searching for a way to stop it, because if you fight fire with fire and attempt to dent stone with a stick you get no results.

Best off trying to get to the reason why these things happen and then address that. But hey, that costs money and no one cares for long term benefits as their game most likely won't be around that long. So to the devs out there: if you don't want your game to be pirated, get out there and make real strides by investing in long term fixes, not short term crap.




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#8 10 years ago
Count_Chocu1a;4599858[...] The people who say they are downloading it to try it before they buy it are lying, too. Why should they buy it when they have a fully working copy on their hard drive? [...]

I do buy most of the animes I enjoyed after watching them as fansub, even though I don't get the french translation then since I have to import from Japan or the US (when there is a license for it there). Though the fansubs are "working copies". Yeah, those are not games, but still that's kinda the same idea... copyrighted contents, and even if there is no copyright owner representative in my country, I buy it when I consider it is good work.




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#9 10 years ago

Flodgy;4599863You know, instead of companies and gamers bitching about piracy and copy protection schemes in place, why doesn't someone conduct a full investigation into the problems and causes of it? I'm not talking about searching for a way to stop it, because if you fight fire with fire and attempt to dent stone with a stick you get no results.

Best off trying to get to the reason why these things happen and then address that. But hey, that costs money and no one cares for long term benefits as their game most likely won't be around that long. So to the devs out there: if you don't want your game to be pirated, get out there and make real strides by investing in long term fixes, not short term crap.

If you are talking about piracy in general. It's there because its "free" and easy, why fork over $200 for a couple of games if they are just a mouseclick away? Also many people that have forked over this cash have been fucked over due to lacking content.




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#10 10 years ago

If you're so desperate to remove SecuROM, remove MSN or any IM software you have too. They too track your data and keystrokes. I bet you didn't know that, right? So, since DRM is apparently malware, i have complete rights to go and download an illegal copy of say Hitman? That's cool! That means i'm also allowed to steal from a store.

When people click that little "I agree to the terms of service/use" button, they also agree that it is not the publisher or developer's responsibility if something goes wrong. And it clearly states that it will install a seperate piece of software.




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