jdbgmgr.exe virus is a HOAX
- Damian and all--
Please see the full page describing this urban
Check any supposed virus out at this site before
taking any rash actions.
Except from VMyths:
(Not to be confused with the Honor System virus...)
A hysterical urban legend -- nearly identical to the
sulfnbk.exe mass hysteria of 2001. The JDBGMGR.EXE
file is a legit Windows operating system file, just
like sulfnbk.exe. Some rules of thumb: JDBGMGR.EXE is
a legit Windows operating system file, just like
SULFNBK.EXE. Well-meaning users fall prey to False
Authority Syndrome when they use their eyeballs to
* if you merely find JDBGMGR.EXE on your computer,
then it's probably not infected; but
* if you receive JDBGMGR.EXE as an email attachment,
then it probably is infected.
This urban legend started in early April 2002 among
Spanish-speaking computer users. The hysteria spilled
over to the English-speaking community by mid-April
2002. Well-meaning users fall prey to False Authority
Syndrome when they use their eyeballs to "detect"
Vmyths surmises a clueless, well-meaning user (not a
hoaxster) adapted an old sulfnbk.exe alert by simply
changing one instruction to look for JDBGMGR.EXE.
All is not lost if you got duped and you self-damaged
your PC. See the related links (below) for
instructions to replace the file you deleted.
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