Mark posted something interesting on his SysInternals site about Daemon Tools and Alcohol:
That's an interesting article. Does Daemon Tools really use a rootkit?Theres no proof that Alcohol and Daemon Tools use rootkits to evade DRM, but the evidence is compelling. If they do their usage is clearly unethical and even potentially runs afoul of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In any case, theres no reason for these products, or any product as Ive stated previously, to employ rootkit techniques.