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Capcom release deletion tool to remove harmful patch file from Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter V launch issues

If you've been following Street Fighter V's PC community this past month, you might already know that they're not very happy. Why? Because one of Capcom's updates included a file that had the potential to act as a back door for hackers, compromising players' systems. The developers have just released a solution. 

Let's hope our upcoming PC games don't contain anything malicious. 

The file in question, called ''Capcom.sys.', was supposed to be some sort of anti-cheat measure, but the community soon discovered that it was a security concern. 

Capcom have since rolled back the update - leaving the patch's features intact - but players still had to manually delete Capcom.sys from their computers and hope it hadn't affected any registries. For those who didn't know how to do that, Capcom have now released a tool to get the job done. 

All you have to do is download the latest update directly from Steam, restart your computer, launch the included deletion tool and follow these steps:

  • Close the Street Fighter V application. 
  • Please keep the Steam client open. The Street Fighter V game update will begin automatically. Once the update is complete, you will notice 2 batch files have been added to the folder path below. (Please note that the location of the batch files may vary, depending on the users settings) 
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\StreetFighterV\Tools 
    • →DeleteSFVdriver_ja.bat 
    • →DeleteSFVdriver_en.bat 
  • Right click on DeleteSFVdriver_en.bat, and select “Run as administrator."
  • If you double click on the tool to run it, the tool will not run. 
  • DeleteSFVdriver_ja.bat is the same tool with Japanese instructions.
  • Follow the instruction prompts. 
  • The tool will prompt you to restart your PC. Please restart your PC. 
  • Once your PC has restarted, right click on the DeleteSFVdrive_en.bat and select “Run as administrator”. 
  • Once the message “Capcom.sys or related registry doesn’t exist. End the program.” is displayed, the files have been deleted.

Additionally, Capcom warn to only get hold of the deletion tool through the patch, as it's a .bat file, so getting it from a third-party source could open you up to all kinds of awfulness.

The reason Capcom went for this kind of file is, in their words,  "so that users can see the source code and be assured that this file does not contain any harmful data."

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1 Year ago

Utterly embarrassing. In 2006, I could have never imagined that in 2016 a titan like Capcom could have been capable of such incompetence.