1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. SecurityRisk.Settec


February 13, 2007 11:48:39 AM
Infection Length:
827,392 bytes
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


SecurityRisk.Settec is a rootkit that can hide processes, prevent access to files, and may cause problems for legitimate programs that have access to DVD or CD drives.

Note: This rootkit was designed to hide a legitimate application, but it can be used to hide other objects, including malicious software.


Your Symantec program detects SecurityRisk.Settec.


This security risk is part of Settec Alpha-DVD software, which is present on some KinoWelt content-protected DVDs. When a DVD containing this software is started from a DVD drive, the security risk is installed on the computer. It has been reported that the German release of "Mr & Mrs Smith" will include Settec's Alpha-DVD copy protection.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 2, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 28, 2012 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 8, 2006
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