The latest DVD featuring cartoon sensation "The Powerpuff Girls" may boast fun games for young PC users, but three computer programs on the disc have also been infected by the "FunLove" virus.
Warner Bros. confirmed Wednesday that the "Meet the Beat Alls" disc, released a week ago by Warner Home Video, has been recalled because the DVD spreads the "FunLove" computer virus to any PC that installs the supplemental software.
Several customers who bought the disc reported the problem in an online forum, after their antivirus software identified the stowaway program as FunLove. Three programs on the disc are apparently infected, including the installer. The virus only affects PCs that load the disc, not DVD players.
A Warner representative said the virus had somehow infected the DVD's master at the company that duplicates the discs, but Warner did not know how many discs had been affected and whether other DVDs might carry the virus as well. All copies of the disc have been destroyed, said the Warner Home Video representative, and copies sent out to press and retailers have been recalled.
The "Powerpuff Girls" disc includes several games, an exclusive cartoon, and various links that all can be used if the DVD is played on a PC.
News source: CNet News