virus, is it real.

  Analyst02 19:17 29 Apr 04

I had this sent to me the other day. I think it is a hoax as i think the exe it finds is reqired by windows. can anyone help.

Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Specific Virus check and removal

I have just discovered that I have received A VIRUS THAT AUTOMATICALLY IS
PASSED THROUGH E-MAIL ADDRESS BOOKS. Since you are in my address book you
will probably find it in your computer too. The virus (Called jdbg.exe) is
not detected by Norton or McAfee systems. The system sits quietly for 14
days before damaging the system. It is sent automatically by messenger and
by address book, whether or not you sent e-mail to your contacts.
Here is how to check for the virus and how to remove it. PLEASE DO THIS
Go to Start, then click your find or search option
In the folder option, type the name jdbgm
Be sure to search your C drive and system folders and any other drives you
may have
Click find now
The virus has a teddy bear icon with the name
jdgmgr.exe. DO NOT OPEN IT
Go to edit and select all to highlight the file without opening it
Now go to File (on the menu bar) and select delete. It will then go to your
recycle bin
If you find the virus I am afraid you must contact all the people in your
address book so that they may eradicate the virus as well
To do this Open a new e-mail
Click the icon address book
Highlight every name and add to BCC
Copy this message and paste

  pat2068 19:25 29 Apr 04

its a hoax it been round for ages

  Analyst02 19:31 29 Apr 04

cheers leo... but does that mean that it is deleting something that windows needs?. As i have gone through and deleted it.
All seems.... to be working ok after getting rid of the found file.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:36 29 Apr 04

jdgmgr.exe is a windows file that is used rarely. Never delte anything that is passed round by email. This is how to replace here


  Analyst02 19:38 29 Apr 04

Cheers Gandalf.

I never do,... lol he says. this came from my company so thought it was legit, but i hear you loud and clear.. cheers

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