Virus Alert....or is it a hoax

  bryrach 20:20 09 Jan 2003
  bryrach 20:20 09 Jan 2003

A business colleague emailed me with details of a virus that attacks email address books the virus takes the form of a teddy bear icon and is titled jdbgmgr.exe. She has panicked and followed the solution given by the emailer which was to do a file search and when found drag or send the teddy bear icons to the waste bin then delete?. I've done a search of my laptop, out of curiosity, and low and behold I've found two of these teddy bear icons in the following files:
C:\WINDOWS\System32 and C:\WINDOWS\LastGood.Tmp\Sys ... Dates last modified 17/10/2002 and 18/02/2002 respectively.
Is it some hoaxer, or do these files now have viruses. PS I only purchased the laptop in May 2002, as new, which makes me think the 18/02/2002 file is part of the operating system.
I'de be grateful for any advice on the enclosed.

  Djohn 20:22 09 Jan 2003

Yes it's a hoax!.......

  leo49 20:26 09 Jan 2003

Hello Teddy!

  accord 20:26 09 Jan 2003

yes i have those aswell. my antivirus files are up to date and no viruses found.

the old saying..... if it aint bust, then dont fix it comes to mind.

  graham 20:27 09 Jan 2003

but I think someone beat me to it.

  Djohn 20:28 09 Jan 2003

leo49, He's back...............

  leo49 20:39 09 Jan 2003

.....and twice as cuddly

  Nickg 20:41 09 Jan 2003

It's an old hoax given a new lease of life by "Bugbear". While Bugbear is a real virus, jdbgmgr.exe. is just a windows file with a bear icon. They are in no way related, leave well alone.

  mikef™ 20:42 09 Jan 2003

...........and just as big a pest.

  VoG™ 21:07 09 Jan 2003

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