The A.I.D.S. hoax email virus is very similar to the Good Times hoax.
In one incarnation, the text reads as follows:
There is a virus out now being sent to people via email...it is called the
A.I.D.S. VIRUS. It will destroy your memory, sound card and speakers,
drive and it will infect your mouse or pointing device..as well as your
keyboards making what you type not able to register on the screen. It
self terminates only after it eats 5MB of hard drive space & will delete
It will come via E-mail called "OPEN: VERY COOL! :) ".
DELETE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! immediately!!
It will basically render your computer useless.
PASS IT ON QUICKLY & TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!! THANKS!!
There are real viruses and Trojan horses called AIDS, but
this email does not describe any of them. In common with other hoax
email viruses, it also claims to do things that are not possible,
e.g. infecting a mouse.