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Old 07-11-2003, 19:54   #1 (permalink)
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is this a virus?

i got an email saying that this file jdbgmgr.exe was a virus that couldnt be detected by any antivirus software and i am wondering before i delete anything is it a virus or is it someone trying to play a joke.

heres a copy of the email

"Hey people just thought I'd warn u that ure computer is possibly infected with a virus. This virus was sent to Jason by one of his air head friends and it has infected the whole computer and my address book so follow the instructions and u'll be ok

>>
>>I have been advised that a virus infected my address book.
>>> > >Since you are in our address book, there is a good chance you
>>>will
>>fined
>>> > >it in your computer too.
>>> > >
>>> > > The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or
>>> > >McAfee anti-virus systems. The virus sits quietly for 14 days
>>>before
>>> > >damaging the system. It is sent automatically by messenger and
>>>by the
>>> > >address book, whether or not you sent Emails to your contacts.
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > YOU MUST DO THIS
>>> > >
>>> > > 1. Go to Start, Find or search option
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 2. In the file 'folder' option, type the name jdbgmgr.exe
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 3. Be sure you search your C: drive and all sub folders and
>>> > >any other drives you may have
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 4. Click "find now"
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 5. The Virus has a Teddy Bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe
>>> > >DO NOT OPEN IT
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 6. Go to Edit (on the menu bar), choose "select all" to
>>> > >highlight the file without opening it
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 7. Now go to File (on the menu bar), and select delete. It
>>> > >will then go to the Recycle Bin.
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS, YOU MUST CONTACT ALL THE PEOPLE IN
>>>YOUR
>>> > >ADDRESS BOOK SO THEY CAN ERADICATE IT IN THEIR OWN ADDRESS
>>>BOOKS.
>>> > >
>>> > > to do this
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > a) Open a new e-mail message
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > b) Click the icon of the address book next to the "TO"
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > c) Highlight every name and add to "BCC"
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > d) Copy this message enter subject paste to e-mail
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > Sorry for the inconvenience, found we did have the virus, so
>>good
>>> > >idea to follow the procedure
>> "

can anyone help??
thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2003, 20:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: is this a virus?

It's a hoax
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Old 07-11-2003, 20:06   #3 (permalink)
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I hate it when i get that crap too
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Old 07-11-2003, 20:31   #4 (permalink)
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edit: i actually found a post in here that i made regarding the same subject last year. doh this time i shall remeber the name.
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Re: is this a virus?

Easy to tell it's a hoax. Look at the date of the jdbgmgr.exe file, it will be a lot older than 14 days. This one has been around for a good couple of years. Friend of mine got suckered with it just a few days ago.

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Old 07-11-2003, 22:30   #6 (permalink)
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If it were a virus, you'd have to actually run it for it to work. So if you don't run it or any scripts that would run it, you'd be fine.

I think, maybe I'm 5 years behind the times.
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Old 07-11-2003, 23:37   #7 (permalink)
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it is a Hoax. JDBGMGR.EXE is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java. This application is only useful for Java developers.
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