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Virus Hoax: AOL4FREE


NOTICE: A real trojan program AOL4FREE.COM has been reported masquerading as the following hoax program. The real trojan program is 993 bytes long.

This hoax was spread in e-mail in early April, 1997. Ignore this hoax warning and do not pass it on.

The original hoax message looked like this:

  Anyone who recieves this must send it to as many people as you can.
  It is essential that this problem be reconciled as soon as possible.
  A few hours ago, I opened an E-mail that had the subject heading of
  Within seconds of opening it, a window appeared and began to display
  my files that were being deleted. I immediately shut down my
  computer, but it was too late. This virus wiped me out.
  It ate the Anti-Virus Software that comes with the Windows '95
  Program along with F-Prot AVS. Neither was able to detect it. Please
  be careful and send this to as many people as possible, so maybe
  this new virus can be eliminated.
Again, ignore this message and do no pass it on. There also exists a program for Macintosh machines called aol4free, but the versions seen so far did not delete files.