Virus Hoax: AOL4FREEName: 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 aol4free.com 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.