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Old 11th March 2003, 05:18 PM   #1
Elso Kwak is offline Elso Kwak  Philippines
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Question Virus or HOAX?

Hi All.
I received the following email:
I was just informed that my address book may have been infected with
a virus. This is in spite of running an antivirus and from a person that I
have never sent an email to.

As a result, so has yours because your address is in my book. The
virus is called jdbgmgr.exe. It cannot be detected by Norton or McAfee
anti-virus programs. It sits quietly for about 14 days before damaging the
system. It is sent automatically by messenger and address book, whether or
not you send an email. The good news is that it is easy to get rid of!

Just follow these simple steps and you should have no problem:

1. Go to Start, then Find or Search
2. In files/folders, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
3. Be sure to search in your "C" drive
4. click Find or Search
5. The virus has a teddy bear logo with the name jdbgmgr.exe.
6. RIGHT click and delete it
7. Go to the recycle bin and delete it there also.

may want to just cut and paste this email, replacing your name for mine and
send it out)

Sorry for all the trouble, but this is something I had no control over. I
received it by someone else's address book, just as you may have received it
from me and also you may have uncontrollably sent it to those in your
address book.

I presume it is a HOAX. Anyone knows more?
I have the file on my C: drive.
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Old 11th March 2003, 05:23 PM   #2
SteveA is offline SteveA  United States
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I think this is a hoax. I received a similar e-mail at work but found out next day the file they are asking to delete is a normal useful file.
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Old 11th March 2003, 05:25 PM   #3
Henrik is offline Henrik  Denmark
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Hi Elso

I also have this file on my C drive, and it is a systemfile, so donīt delete it.
I have been warned from my systemopertor at work against this HOAX or hwatever itīs caled.
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Old 11th March 2003, 05:31 PM   #4
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It's a hoax!


It's a system file, Java Debug Manager.

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Old 11th March 2003, 05:32 PM   #5
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I have this file too... dunno what it is but what makes me wondering is the the fact that I found this file too in one of the Win98 install files. (win98_40.cab)

It sits quietly for about 14 days before damaging the system
Well, didn't get any problems even after several months. (Beside "normal" crashes due to poor programmed Windows, softwares and drivers)

The e-mail would have got more impact if it concerned the file "win.com"

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Old 11th March 2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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Not to worry, take and read this
Microsoft info

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Old 11th March 2003, 05:43 PM   #7
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Talking Thanks!

Hi All,
Thanks all. I am reassured.
It is a HOAX. I have informed the sender.
Elso/not into virusses or hoaxes
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Old 11th March 2003, 06:26 PM   #8
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Old 11th March 2003, 10:05 PM   #9
P.Lacombe is offline P.Lacombe  France
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It's can be a hoax......... or not !

Jdbgmgr.exe is a file normally installed by the operating system, and is not a virus. The icon is a small Teddy bear, but nothing to do with the so called BugBear virus.

But, the regular file can be infected by any .exe virus, which can be of course detected by any updated anti-virus.

Regards, Pierre Lacombe.
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Old 11th March 2003, 10:20 PM   #10
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This is indeed a hoax and an old one. Everybody deletes the file without thinking while it is only the Java debugger.

As P. Lacombe states it is always possible that a file is infected.

If you use a good virusscanner like norton it is not very likely you get that easy infected with a virus.

But to my astonishment I see "unprotected" computers every now and than even though their owners have a broadband connection and do P2P. No Scanner, no alarm.

And when I do a check at such a pc with Adaware most of the time I find about 30 or more spyware programs installed like Bonzi Buddy, Gator and the like too. Most of the time because while the children are chatting they click Yes at every message they receive and with time the pc gets infected. Some of the available bandwidth is taken too by this spyware with their "phone-home" signalling !
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