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.
This is a hoax. The flashing IM is not a virus, it's a part of the Instant Messaging design.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
If you get a Flashing IM, DO NOT reply or delete, but sign off immediately
and re-sign on! Then change your password immediately. If you are unable to
sign on, call AOL !!! The number is 1-800-827-6364
The Flashing IM is a password stealer. This has been confirmed by AOL.
PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO HAS AOL!!