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AOL Gold Trojan

Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:33:55 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan Horse

AOL Gold Trojan is a trojan horse program first reported as being distributed through America Online e-mail in early November 1995. Attached to this message was an archive file named AOLGOLD.ZIP. A README.TXT file included in the archive describes the attached program as a new and improved version of the America Online interface.

The .ZIP archive contained two files:

Likelihood: Rare
Region reported: America Online e-mail
Characteristics: Unknown
Target platform: DOS
Trigger date: None

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 19, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 19, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 19, 2000
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low

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