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jdbgmgr.exe virus is a HOAX

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  • Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
    Damian and all-- Please see the full page describing this urban legend at http://www.vmyths.com Check any supposed virus out at this site before taking any
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2003
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      Damian and all--
      Please see the full page describing this urban
      legend at
      http://www.vmyths.com

      Check any supposed virus out at this site before
      taking any rash actions.

      --Elizabeth

      Except from VMyths:

      >>
      jdbgmgr.exe virus

      (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
      "detect" viruses.

      * 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"
      viruses.

      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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