Flashing "IM" in AOL Instant Messenger is a virus-Fiction!

The AOL Instant Messaging Flashing “IM” is a Virus –Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a short message which says to immediately delete a flashing “IM” (Instant Messaging).  It claims that it’s a “password stealer” and that if after discovering it, you can’t sign on to AOL, you should call AOL.

The Truth:

This is a hoax.  The flashing IM is not a virus, it’s a part of the Instant Messaging design.