Very few know that Sony had created a self-installing spyware program that they placed on Music CDs that had a horrible habit of crashing people's computers. Well there was a lawsuit and there is a uninstall available for this hidden program. The program was created to reduce the sound application of copies. If you copied the CDs you would hand it right off to a friend and they would get an inferior product as well. To see a list of CDs that Sony added this virus-like spyware to go here: http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/titles.html To get their "explanation" visit here: http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/index.html If you need the uninstaller go here: http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/updates.html They recommend that even if you have used a previous version of the uninstaller you should download and use this one as this program is almost impossible to remove from your system.