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Virus in the mail

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Sherrie, May 21, 2003.

  1. Sherrie

    Sherrie New Member

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    I got this in my email. Can anyone tell me if this is true, or a hoax?


    Since you are in my address book, there is a good chance you will find it in your computer too. The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or McAfee antivirus 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 e-mail to your contacts.

    Here's how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it:

    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 subfolders 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) and 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.

    8. 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" (which means blind copy)

    d) Copy this message and paste to e-mail


    James E. Large, Director of Mission and AdministrationNew Mexico Annual Conference
    7920 Mountain Rd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    505-255-8786
    505-265-6184 FAX
    www.nmconfum.com website


    Sherrie
     
  2. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    It's a hoax Sherrie. Not to worry!
    Diane

    In April 2002 there appeared a hoax message concerning a new virus that was reportedly discovered in Windows utility JDBGMGR.EXE. The jdbgmgr is a standard windows component that is found in every windows installation, it is used as Java debugger manager in Microsoft Java runtime engine. The icon of the original JDBGMGR.EXE file for some reason looks like a teddy bear:

    http://www.europe.f-secure.com/hoaxes/jdbgmgr.shtml
     
  3. Barnabas H.

    Barnabas H. <b>Oldtimer</b>

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    Yes Sherrie, I got the same email virus a couple of days ago and it acts like the flu bug. I am aching all over, and even the home-made chicken noodle soup won't cure it. Guess I have to go the distance... [​IMG]

    Be sure you do not delete it but send it back to the person you got it from - let him/her break out in hives. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sherrie

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    I should have known Barnabas...I should have known... [​IMG]

    Sherrie [​IMG]
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    If you delete that file, Windows will not work properly.
     
  6. Sherrie

    Sherrie New Member

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    I did not. But now today I got one that said:


    Now if these are not the truth way do these people keep sending them. it gets on my nerves. And how am I suppose to know the real deal if I keep getting Junk!

    Sherrie
     
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    Sherrie New Member

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    I always delete them, but one time, there is going to be one that is true. They get on my nerves.

    Thanks Diane
    Sherrie
     
  9. Larry in Tennessee

    Larry in Tennessee New Member

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    Actually, it won't affect windows. Like the big dummy I am [​IMG] , I deleted the file when I got this warning about a year ago, before I checked it out. :eek: It has something to do with security. The person I contacted at Norton told me the main risk would be in making purchases online. I don't do that anyway, cause I'm a conspiracy theorist [​IMG]
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    My bad; I was somewhat confused with its previous e-mail hoax partner, SULFNBK.EXE

    Deleting either (or even both) is merely annoying rather than causing any actual harm. Yes, it does do thing to Windows so that Windows doesn't run exactly like it should, but not restoring either file will not keep Windows from running.
     
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