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Fur Elise

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Classification

Category: Malware

Type: -

Aliases: 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.

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