Re: Virus Alert THIS IS A HOAX
Just for your information this is a virus hoax (and sorry for yelling in
the subject line ;-) ). This email has been going around for about 2
years now. This is the Symantec website describing this hoax and
explaining what the file really is used for.
The file in question can be infected, but protection has been in place
since 2001 from all major virus programs.
Don't feel bad if you did delete the file, as little to no people actually
use the file.
I'm extremely sorry to send you this, but unfortunately, a virus has
> been passed on to me by a previous correspondent. My address book WAS
> infected. 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 email to your contacts.
> Here's how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it:
> 1. Go to start, Find or search options.
> 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 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 email 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 email
> Sorry about the inconvenience!
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