AIM Screensaver virus

May 7, 2004

There is an AOL Instant Messenger virus spreading via AIM profiles. An infected user will have a message in their profile that reads:

  • i just made a screensaver! everyone check it out http://www.esynx.com/screensaver.scr click open to see it!!

Removal

We have no removal information for this virus. In addition to modifying your AIM profile, it may create, modify, or delete registry keys, files, and other software on your computer. The only method to guarantee your computer is clean is to format your computer and reinstall your operating system and applications.

To prevent software like this from becoming installed on your computer, do not click on web links you are not familiar with and do not install any software from web pages you do not trust.