AIM Virus

November 15th, 2003 7:50pm Leave a comment

WARNING. DO NOT CLICK ON A LINK IN SOMEONE’S AIM PROFILE THAT SAYS “Whoaaa….look at what I found, click here” or “WWW.REALPHX.COM”

This is a virus spread through AIM – specifically Trojan.Sinkin. It collects your passwords, changes your Internet Explorer homepage, causes loads of popups and adds a link to your AIM Profile. When people click on this link, they are taken to a website. An install on demand box appears. If the user clicks YES, they have the virus. If they user clicks NO, it keeps looping you back to that Install On Demand dialogue box, tricking you into clicking YES. WHATEVER YOU DO NEVER CLICK YES. If you are in this jam, press control alt delete and close Internet Explorer.

There used to be a way to easily remove the virus. However, the virus evolved and the properties changed, so there is no known way to remove it yet. I will post the information as soon as I find out. In the meantime, use antivirus software that’s up to date.

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