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VIRUS ALERT! ONLY A HOAX

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  • jtimm@aol.com
    The virus alert posted by cabowie is a hoax, There are a lot of those going around. Do nothing to your computer. The below info is from a virus hoax site:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 22, 2003
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      The virus alert posted by cabowie is a hoax, There are a lot of those going
      around. Do nothing to your computer. The below info is from a virus hoax
      site: http://www.snopes.com

      Virus name: JDBGMGR.EXE.
      Status: Hoax.

      Origins: Like the SULFNBK.EXE hoax, this bogus virus warning (also known as
      the "Bear Virus") attempts to lure gullible users into deleting perfectly
      innocuous, standard Windows files from their systems.

      In this case the target file is JDBGMGR.EXE, a Java Debug Manager program
      used by the Microsoft Java runtime engine. This file is included as part of a
      standard Windows installation and is not a "virus." The icon for this file is
      a graphic of a bear.
      If you deleted this file, don't sweat it -- JDBGMGR.EXE is only important to
      programmers who use Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 to develop Java programs. Its
      absence will not cause your PC to stop working or interfere with your
      applications, so if you're not a Java developer, you don't have to worry
      about restoring it. Consider the experience a lesson learned about the perils
      of believing and acting upon unverified e-mail warnings.

      Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]

      I got this message about a virus that can produce lot of dammage [sic] to
      your computer. If you follow the instructions which are very easy, you would
      be able to "clean" your computer.
      Apparently the virus spreads through the adresses book . I got it, then may
      be I passed it to you too, sorry.

      The name of the virus is jdbgmgr.exe and is transmitted automatically through
      the Messanger and addresses book of the OUTLOOK.
      The virus is neither detected by Norton nor by Mc Afee. It remains in
      lethargy ("sleeping") for 14 days and even more, before it destroys the whole
      system. It can be eliminated during this period.

      The steps for the elimination of the virus are the following:
      1. go to START and click FIND
      2. in "FILES andFOLDERS" write: jdbgmgr.exe
      3. be sure that it searches in "C"
      4. click SEARCH NOW
      5. if the virus appears (with icon of a small bear) and the name"jdbgmgr.exe"
      . don't open it !!! in any case !!!
      6. click the right button of the mouse and destroy it
      7. emty the recyclage bin

      If you find the virus in your computer please send this mail to all the
      people in your addresses book thanks.


      Origins: Like the SULFNBK.EXE hoax, this bogus virus warning (also known as
      the "Bear Virus") attempts to lure gullible users into deleting perfectly
      innocuous, standard Windows files from their systems.

      In this case the target file is JDBGMGR.EXE, a Java Debug Manager program
      used by the Microsoft Java runtime engine. This file is included as part of a
      standard Windows installation and is not a "virus." The icon for this file is
      a graphic of a bear.
      If you deleted this file, don't sweat it -- JDBGMGR.EXE is only important to
      programmers who use Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 to develop Java programs. Its
      absence will not cause your PC to stop working or interfere with your
      applications, so if you're not a Java developer, you don't have to worry
      about restoring it. Consider the experience a lesson learned about the perils
      of believing and acting upon unverified e-mail warnings.



      Jill Timm
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