Hoax Virus

  bullseye50 17:59 26 Jan 2003

I have received a hoax virus email which tells me to delete jdbgmgr.exe from my C:\Windows\system to avoid infection by the Bugbear virus. The file is a MS Java debuger file but what would be the effect on the system if it is deleted?

  bremner 18:05 26 Jan 2003

Do NOT delete it it is Windows system file.

Do a search on this site for jdbgmgr and you will see it is probably the most common thread in existence.

  Tenner 18:09 26 Jan 2003

This has been covered in detail before - I would suggest, for a quick update, you type jdbgmgr.exe or some such in search, also Links > antivirus from top of page and you'll find info on a site which checks hoaxes.

Many replies to your thread will refer to Teddy - over 100 on one similar thread 2 months ago

Hope you don't mind this suggestion , not intended to sound patronising or anything


  Andsome 18:18 26 Jan 2003

Just delete the e-mail. It is surprising how many idiots have nothing better to do than to try and annoy people.

  VoG™ 18:21 26 Jan 2003

Here you go again Teddy click here

  leo49 18:57 26 Jan 2003

Nice to see our old friend back. Watch out for this one!:o)

click here


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