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   This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
Name: Plug and Play Device Manager
Filename: $sys$DRMServer.exe
Command: C:\WINDOWS\System32\$sys$filesystem\$sys$DRMServer.exe

Description:

Added by the Sony/XCP DRM security software. This service is part of the digital rights management system utilized on certain Sony CDs. If you remove this service, you may no longer be able to play certain CDs from Sony on your computer.

If you have this service, then there is a good chance you also have the Sony XPC DRM rootkit. Use the removal instructions below.
File Location: C:\WINDOWS\System32\$sys$filesystem\$sys$DRMServer.exe
Startup Type: This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
Service Name: $sys$DRMServer
Service Display Name: Plug and Play Device Manager
HijackThis Category: O23 Entry

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