jdbgmgr virus is a hoax

From:Tracey Gunn

Hi all,


I read the previous email regarding the virus, so searched my files and was surprised to find it, as my computer has good anti-virus software 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 website, and a link to help you re-install the file if you have deleted it.


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. It is not, normally, a virus. As with all executables, it is not impossible to have a copy of jdbmgr.exe that is infected by a virus but that virus will be detected by your antivirus software.

Microsoft has posted the article Q322993 with information on how to replace jdbgmgr.exe if you have deleted it.



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