Fur Elise

Classification

Malware

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Fur Elise

Summary

We are not aware of any virus that would play the song "Fur Elise". However, some PC motherboards play this tune when there is a hardware problem. Check your motherboard manual.

For more info, see the homepage of Diamond Flower Instrument: https://www.dfiusa.com/music.asp :

Musical Warning
 Damage Free Intelligence (D.F.I.) is a feature we have added
 to our newer motherboards to warn users of some classes of
 hardware related problems.
It is a warning system on the
 motherboard that plays a warning tune if certain hardware
 problems are detected.
 Some users hear strange music coming out of the PC speaker and
 think they have been hit by a virus - they scan the hard drive
 multiple times and reformat it, but it just will not go away.
 The user now thinks that they have been infected by a virus
 that no virus scanning software can detect today.
This is not
 the case at all.
 The standard alarm/tune/music that they may hear is a
 variation on "Fur Elise." Our production motherboards use this
 tune whereas pre-production/prototype boards may use other
 sound chips.
 There are three main sets of reasons that the alarm/tune is
 playing - Processor, Heatsink/Fan and Power Supply related.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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