Fur Elise

Threat description



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

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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