virus alert

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu May 30 09:27:32 EDT 2002


Ken, this hoax has become so common that I'm surprised anyone is still
being taken in by it.

But I disagree with your last sentence. If someone has sent a virus to
the list, they should certainly inform list members ASAP, as this may
save people from serious harm. But first, they should double check with
sites like the ones you mention below that they really do have a virus.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Smith [mailto:kens at 180solutions.com]
> Sent: 30 May 2002 03:09
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: virus alert
> 
> Sigh.  This is a hoax.  The jdbgmgr.exe file is a normal part of
Windows
> -- it's a part of the Java Debug Manager.  DON'T DELETE IT.
> 
> Before you send off any messages like this, please, please, folks,
check
> to make sure it's not a hoax -- 99% of them are.  Easiest way to
confirm
> it is to visit Symantec's web site:
> 
> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
> 
> This one's listed at:
> 
>
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file
> .hoax.html
> 
> And even if the virus threat WERE real, this list isn't the place to
> post it.
> 
> Ken Smith
> Vice President, Technology
> 180Solutions.com
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bryan Rocine [mailto:brocine at earthlink.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:54 PM
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: virus alert
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I just received a message today from one of my friends in my
> > Address Book. Their Address Book had been infected by a virus
> > and it was passed on to my computer. My Address Book, in turn
> > has been infected. The virus (called
> > jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or McAfee anti-virus
> > systems. The virus sits quietly for 14 days before damaging
> > the system. It's sent automatically by the messenger and by
> > the Address Book, whether or not you sent Emails to your
> > contacts. I have checked it, found it, and deleted it. Here's
> > how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it:
> >
> > DO THIS:
> > 1. Go to start, Find or Search option.
> >
> > 2. In the files/folder option, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
> > 3. Be sure you search the C:drive
> >
> > 4. Click "find now"
> > 5. The virus has a Teddy Bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe
> > DO NOT OPEN IT
> >
> > 6. Right click and delete it. It will then go to the Recycle
> > Bin 7. Go to the Recycle Bin and delete there as well
> >
> > IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS, YOU MUST CONTACT ALL THE PEOPLE IN
> > YOUR ADDRESS BOOK
> > SO THAT THEY CAN ERADICATE IT IN THEIR OWN ADDRESS BOOKS.
> >
> > SORRY ABOUT THIS. I'M SURE EVERYONE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK WILL HAVE IT.
> >
> > Bryan Rocine
> >
> >
> >
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