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AOL Year 2000 Update Hoax

AOL Year 2000 Update Hoax

Discovered:
December 18, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007
Also Known As:
Y2KFIX.EXE



AOL Year 2000 Update Hoax is not a virus. It is a hoax. The "virus" does not exist. There is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to Y2KFIX.EXE. It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced computer users.

The hoax message includes the following "warning:"

Do Not DOWNLOAD !!
submitted by AngelOfWuv
It will come to you as.......
"America online year 2000 Update"
it will have a File:
Y2KFIX.EXE (41229 bytes)
DL Time (115200 bps): 1 minute

DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT, ITS A VIRUS .
1) IF AOL WANTED TO UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM, THEY WOULD DO IT WHILE YOU WERE ONLINE, NOT THIS WAY
2) IF AOL WERE TO DO IT THIS WAY THEY WOULD JUST SEND YOU AN MAIL TO CONTACT THEIR WEBSIGHT AND THEN DOWNLOAD THE NECESSARY FILE

FORWARD TO   "TOSEMAIL1"
THE REST OF IT GOES AS FOLLOWS:

Hello, I am Richard Brunner of the AOL TECH Team and we have recently finished work on this project which is the AOL Year 2000 Update.

The function of this program is to make your AOL version completely compatible with the year 2000 bugs that will occur on most computers. This program will work on Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Macintosh. It has been made to be as user-friendly as possible. You just have to:
1. Double click on the icon
2. Restart your computer and your computer and AOL will automatically be updated. If you experience any problems with this file please report them to this e-mail address.Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura