Re: jdbgmgr virus is a hoax
|From:||Paul Howard Lockwood |
I've noticed over the past few months the number of virus hoaxes where people are told to delete a particular file. Later this file is discovered to be a vital part of
windows, or a vital part of some subroutine of windows. The pattern has become clear: Hackers are having a lot of fun convincing, and conning, windows users into
rendering their operating systems useless. It makes their "work" easier.
My suggestion, for what is worth: Though it is a bit time consuming, become familar with you operating systems files.
1/20/03 8:29:38 PM, Tracey Gunn wrote:
> Hi all,
> I read the previous email regarding the virus, so searched my files and
> installed. The 'Doubting Thomas' in me stopped my fingers from deleting
> the file, and I looked up the internet for email hoaxes. As I thought, it
> is a hoax, so do not delete this file. Below is the information from the
> it.site, and a link to help you re-install the file if you have deleted
> Have a happy day
> Tracey Gunn.
> The Jdbgmgr Hoax
> April 2002
> The jdbgmgr hoax is almost the same as the sulfnbk hoax in that it tells
> you to delete a program that was installed with Windows. jdbmgr.exe is the
> Java Debugger Manager and does have an icon that looks like a Teddy Bear.
> impossible to have a copy of jdbmgr.exe that is infected by a virus but
> that virus will be detected by your antivirus software.
> replace jdbgmgr.exe if you have deleted it.th information on how to
> Liggins Institute
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> Fax: (09) 373 7497
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