I hate this protection ,but hadn’t had visible problems with it.But in case someone is interested:
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 â€œmalfunctioningâ€ 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 daysâ€™ lodging.
Please submit your applications before January 31 2006.