"AOL4FREE" NOT A HOAX
rveluri at smtpgate.anl.gov
Thu Apr 17 20:10:22 UTC 1997
This alert is circulated officially at Argonne National laboratory.
Thought it might be useful to circulate elsewhere too!
V R Veluri
AOL4FREE.COM IS NOT A HOAX
A Trojan horse program called AOL4FREE.COM is circulating on the Internet.
This is not a virus and cannot be detected by most anti-virus programs. The
program is executed by the individual user and deletes all files on a hard
PLATFORM: DOS/Windows-based PCs
DAMAGE: When the AOL4FREE.COM program is executed, all files and directories
on the user's C: drive are deleted.
DO NOT execute this program. [Note: Double clicking on.com
or .exe will start a selected program.] If the program starts
executing, quickly pressing Ctrl-C will save some of your files. If
this has happened, shut down immediately and call for
assistance. DO NOT attempt to write anything to your hard drive. Files
that have been destroyed may be able to be recovered IF you have
not written anything to the hard drive and IF your system has not written
anything such as when utilizing a auto-save program.
Please see CIAC Bulletin H-47 available on the CIAC homepage
(http://ciac.llnl.gov/) for detailed information.
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Date: 17 Apr 1997 11:44:39 -0500
From: "David Jacque" <david_jacque at qmgate.anl.gov>
Subject: "AOL4FREE" NOT A HOAX
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