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Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Funlove.4096
Technical name:W32/FunLove.4096
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Funlove, Win32.FLC
Effects:  It deletes files and allows other users to have full access to the infected computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:
Detection updated on:May 23, 2006
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 


Funlove.4096 is a worm that mainly spreads through networks. It is easy to identify, as the following text is displayed on screen ~Fun Loving Criminals~ and then the computer is restarted.

The danger of Funlove.4096 lies in the following:

  • It deletes files in all the hard drives in the affected computer and in the disk drives it shares with other computers in the network.
  • It allows any other user to have unrestricted access to the information and utilities in all the computers in the infected network. This only happens in Windows NT 4.0 computers.

Visible Symptoms 


The text ~Fun Loving Criminals~ displayed on screen indicates that Funlove.4096 has infected the computer.

When Funlove.4096 has displayed this text, it restarts the computer.