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Category: Malware

Type: Worm

Aliases: Funner.A


Funner is a MSN worm that spreads by sending itself to the contacts listed in Microsoft's Windows Messenger.


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Technical Details

When executed, Funner will copy itself to the WINDOWS directory under the name rundll32.dll and alter registry entries to ensure the worm is started. It will also copy itself under WINDOWS SYSTEM directory as


The following registry keys are altered to ensure the worm runs upon next reboot

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MMSystem"

 "c:\winnt\rundll32.exe "c:\winnt\system32\mmsystem.dll"", RunDll32"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MMSystem"

 "c:\winnt\rundll32.exe "c:\winnt\system32\mmsystem.dll"", RunDll32"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Userinit"


Funner also overwrites the local hosts file with a file containing various URLs.

NOTE! There is Windows system DLL named rundll32.dll under WINDOWS SYSTEM directory. This DLL is part of Microsoft Windows operating system.