For Consumer

Virus Profile: AOL Riot hoax

Threat Search
Print
   
Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 12/21/1999
Date Added: 12/27/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of an email HOAX.

Do not reply to this message as the email suggests. If you receive the message directly, forward a copy to the proper group for handling. A suggested address would be "abuse@" and the name of the domain the email was received from (i.e. "abuse@someplace.com" if the address the message was received from was "user@someplace.com").

Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.

Again, if you receive this email delete it and DO NOT forward it as the message suggests.

McAfee AVERT

Indication of Infection

Email message recieved as described above.

Removal Instructions

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.