View Full Version : Is it a virus?

01-01-2003, 05:16 PM
I got an email from some one who has my email address on there address book. do you guys think its a virus or a fake trying to make me delete important windows files? its says this:

High everyone,

Not everyone received this warning so I'm sending it again to everyone so if you have already received it and checked that you don't have this virus please ignore this email.

Cath & J

A virus has been passed on to us by a contact. Our address book

>>has in
>> turn been infected. Since you are in my address book there is a
>> that you will find it in your computer too.
>> I followed the instructions below and eradicated the virus
>> The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or
>> anti-virus-system. This virus sits quietly for 14 days before
>> the
>> system. It is sent automatically be messenger and by the
>>address book,
>> whether or not you send emails to your contacts.
>> Here's how to check the virus and get rid of it:
>> 1. Go to start, then go up to the find or search -option
>> 2. In the file/folders option, type the name: jdbgmgr.exe
>> 3. Be sure you search your C-drive and all the sub-folders and
>>any other
>> drives you may have.(Click on the box to include subfolders.)
>> 4. Click: "Find now"
>> 5. The virus has a grey teddy bear icon with the name
>> 6. Go to Edit (on the menu bar) and choose "select all" to
>>highlight the
>> file without opening it.
>> 7. Now go to File (on the menu bar) and select DELETE. It will
>> go to the Recycle Bin.
>> 8. Go to the recycle Bin and delete it there as well.
>> IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS, you must contact all the people in your
>> book, so they can eradicate it in their own address books.
>> To do this:
>> 1. Open a new email message
>> 2. Click the icon of the address book next to the "to"
>> 3. Highlight every name and add to "BCC"
>> 4. Copy this message, enter subject and paste to email, and send
>> Remember you have to do this very quickly.

Debbie Lawrence

01-01-2003, 05:27 PM

It is a hoax that has been around awhile, not a virus - so don't delete the file.

Happy New Year
Lyn (Oxie)

Jen C
01-01-2003, 05:38 PM
Tim, if you receive such emails about viruses in the future, it always pays to confirm the validity of the warning by doing a search with google on that virus, or by checking it out on the Symantec website.

Jdbgmgr.exe file hoax (http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file.hoax.html)

You may wish to email the person who sent you this warning the above link as well.

01-01-2003, 05:43 PM
TiM, you can go to Symantec and check out virus warnings for yourself to see if they are hoaxes or not. Go here: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html, type in the name of the virus in the search box, click Search then read the results.

01-01-2003, 05:47 PM
Glad I ask you guys about it before I deleted it ;*)