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Destroy your drive with help of starforce and earn $1000

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:46 am
by RJW
Starforce has announced a new action trying to get a beter name.

StarForce is announcing world wide contest among users of StarForce protected applications!!!

There have been a lot of rumors in the Internet concerning DVD/CD writers malfunction after installation and star-up of StarForce protected applications. Some have even mentioned that should such “malfunctioning” drive be placed in any other PC without StarForce protection installed it will fail to work as well.

In the past year our staff and many of our clients tried restlessly to reproduce the matter based on these rumors. Using our hardware collection we assembled systems alike, but such problems never took place.
Therefore, we have no proven facts of such issues and we have found out that all of these rumors are false.

We have serious reasons to believe that such problems are pure fiction.
However, if such problem does exist, it should be repeatable. Therefore, just to make sure, StarForce decided to have a worldwide contest among users of StarForce protected applications.

Anyone who can reproduce and demonstrate the mentioned above problem with CD/DVD drive in our office will receive $1000.00 US.

You should arrive in our office with your PC or use any of our PCs and reproduce the problem.

Here are the terms of the contest:

* All the drives in the system should be properly functioning prior to the installation of a StarForce protected product.

* After the installation and start-up of StarForce protected product the problem with (CD/DVD read-write malfunction) must exist and be reproduced in any other configuration.

If you can be the first to reproduce this situation in our office, we will be happy to award you with $1000.00 US, cover your trip to Moscow and pay 2 days’ lodging.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:30 pm
by dolphinius_rex
Wow! I'll give them credit for taking the issue seriously :o

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:37 pm
by dodecahedron
what is the problem exactly ?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:54 pm
by jberry
from a google search:

" The StarForce copy protection technology installs a special device driver as part of its protection system, and there are numerous claims that this driver interferes with some hardware devices (CD and USB drives). Not only that, but the StarForce driver is notoriously difficult to remove, especially if a game manufacturer forgets to pull it as part of the uninstall process (StarForce has a software removal tool on their Web site, unfortunately most users don't even know that StarForce is even installed)."

more driver nonsense.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:56 pm
by hoxlund
i like it, one way or another there is a crack for every protection currently out there