3726Re: [jacksongenealogy] virus
- Mar 7, 2004Here is the best expert advise I can get of messages such as this.
"This is a hoax, not a virus. jdbgmgr.exe is a Java Debug Manager
program used by the Microsoft Java runtime engine, although nobody but
a Java Programmer is going to need it (so if you do delete it, don't
worry... unless you're a Java Programmer).
In the future, when an e-mail comes in saying to delete a file don't
do it. Luckily this time it wasn't a major file. But they have been
known to tell you to delete a major file to the operating system, and
that would be a bad thing. Most anti-virus companies keep their
detection abilities in step with new viruses. So when a new one comes
out, it'll only be a few days before they figure out how to counter
it. Your virus protection should be good since it updates itself when
it needs to."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joy Smith" <joy0420@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 2:57 PM
Subject: [jacksongenealogy] virus
> I received this message from someone who had sent me an email. She advised
me to inform everyone on my email list that they could have this virus. I
did find it on my computer. Follow the simple directions below and you can
delete it. It has NOT caused me any problems, but it's good to get rid of it
> >I've just been informed that a virus has been passed to me and is
> >automatically passed through e- mail address books. Since you are listed
> >in my address book, you will probably find it on your computer, the virus
> >called jdbe.exe and is not detected by Norton or McAfee anti virus
> >systems. The virus sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the system.
> >automatically sent by "messenger to all entries in your address book even
> >you have not sent e-mail to your contacts .
> >These instructions were sent to me - I followed them, found the
> >virus, and deleted it from my computer. PLEASE DO THIS ASAP
> >1 Go to start, then click your find or search option
> >2 In the folder option, type the name " jdbgm
> >3 Be sure to search your C drive and all the other drives you have
> >4 Click find now
> >5 The virus has a teddy bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe.
> > DO NOT OPEN
> >6 Select the file -highlight the file -without opening
> >7 Delete the file
> >If you find the virus, you must contact all the people in your address
> >book, so that they may eradicate the virus
> >To do this :
> >1 open a new e-mail message
> >2 Click on the address book icon
> >3 Highlight every name and add to "BCC"
> >4 Copy and pass its message to email
> >Sorry about this. I had no idea, until I was informed today.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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