Mark Russinovich feels he made a Premature Victory Declaration. He writes “[C]lose to two weeks later it’s obvious that Sony has done little to advertise to store owners, even larger chains, that a recall is in place. [CDs with the rootkit] were present in stores in the Austin, Philadelphia and Chicago areas And as of last week Eliot Spitzer, the Attorney General of New York State, reports that his investigators found them in the New York City area. Many store clerks were unaware that a withdrawal had even been ordered.”
The Sony rootkit is still out there.