Update for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, disables SafeDisc-drm




Include a security update for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, disables security reasons, the SafeDisc driver from service. SafeDisc was used in the past with numerous games as DRM. Users driver service can still be switched manually.

According to Microsoft, a computer or network with the copy protection driver vulnerable to a malicious user or a virus and is therefore update KB3086255 released. On the knowledgebase- page of the update Microsoft has posted instructions for users of the SafeDisc driver temporarily or want to run permanently. Either via the command prompt or by making some modifications to the registry. Microsoft does recommend users to take “additional steps” to protect their computer if they choose to switch on the driver anyway. Perhaps users can also just skip the update.

SafeDisc logo Among the games that use versions of SafeDisc sit several Command & Conquer games, Diablo 2, Dungeon Keeper 2 and various versions of The Sims. Burn Game World has an incomplete list of games and their copy protections. In August came the news out there that SafeDisc and SecuROM will not work without a detour on Windows 10.


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