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mumsy
28-06-2002, 09:36 AM
My son responded to a hoax email and has deleted a file can you please help with correcting this.

So the file deleted is "jdbgmgr.exe" and I am using an up dated win 95.
When I searched and deleted this file two appeared with a little bear as icon. Both got deleted.

Thanks for any help you can offer

godfather
28-06-2002, 09:40 AM
go onto the internet by clicking on this link

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/java.html

Good instructions step by step

Heather P
28-06-2002, 11:24 AM
And sit on your son. Tell him that he is NEVER to delete files because an email tells him to. The consequence of this will be banishment from the computer for life.

Also tell him that any time he gets an email telling him to delete a file or a warning about a virus to go here: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html and check it out.

Graham Petrie
28-06-2002, 12:58 PM
> When I searched and deleted this file two appeared
> with a little bear as icon. Both got deleted.

So, who responded to the hoax? You or your son? :-) Sneaky

G P

mumsy
29-06-2002, 10:17 AM
>
So, who responded to the hoax? You or your son? :-)
> Sneaky
>
> G P
>

My son I pasted an excerpt from an email he sent me. He lives overseas and thankfully the problem was with his own computer. You are on the ball though arn't you!!!!!

cadifan
29-06-2002, 10:42 AM
Should never repond to emails with "virus information" in them. What's his "HOME" page? I personally use nzcity (http://www.nzcity.co.nz), any genuine virus warnings make the news very fast and they'll have news about any hoaxes as well. If I send virus info in emails I just send a link to the news item. B-)

snapper
29-06-2002, 11:00 PM
Thanx godfather! This is the son.
All files are now back where they should be thanks to the step by step instructions.

Heather P
29-06-2002, 11:06 PM
Hey Snapper,

There are a lot of people out there with a destructive sense of humour. The rule is - never delete a file or pass on a virus warning unless you've checked it first.

Norton Anti-virus have a brilliant site for information
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

Check this first - and tell your mates about it if they send you a hoax.