View Full Version : Major Virus Alert!
01-11-2003, 11:30 AM
Alright guys... Normally I don't bother too much with this sort of thing, but I got an e-mail about this a few minutes ago, and sure enough, I had the virus it was warning me of. I'm posting all pertinent information about it here, including removal. Please check your computers for this, because it's an insidious sonofa***** and infects your computer very quietly. Once you're done with that, pass this information along. If we get it circulated quickly enough, we might just be able to kill this thing.
The virus is called *************. It cannot be detected by Norton or McAfee anti-virus programs. It sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the system . It is sent automatically by messenger and address book, whether or not you send e-mails. The good news is it's very easy to get rid of.
1. Go to Start, then Find or Search.
2. In Files/Folders, write the name ***********
3. Be sure to search in your "C" drive
4. Then hit Search or Find
5. The virus has a teddy bear logo with the name ********** DO NOT OPEN IT!!!
7. Go to the recycle bin and delete it there also
IF YOU FIND THIS VIRUS YOU MUST CONTACT EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! THEY WILL ALSO HAVE THE VIRUS!
As you can read later in this thread, this is a hoax.
As a general advice: Whenever you get a mail that tells you to delete a single virus file, check that filename with google to see what it is.
01-11-2003, 11:42 AM
This is a Hoax , Read more about it here from the symantec site you're selves. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file.hoax.html
01-11-2003, 12:43 PM
Wry humour follows
Well Riovanes At least, you are in the correct location. :D :D
01-11-2003, 01:01 PM
Indeed it would seem so at this point... *hangs his head in shame*
What can I say? I trusted the guy the mail came from - he's a smart kid, figured he knew what he was talking about. Ah well... Mistakes will be made, I suppose. I'm just glad someone pointed out my error before anyone else made the same idiotic mistake I did.
01-11-2003, 01:20 PM
Oh, and as for it being an essential windows file - that's not the case. If you'd read the entirety of the link you'd recommended, you would've seen that the jm-file is only needed for programmers that use Java in their scripting process. Most of the people in my message book don't even know what Java is (I have some very technically illiterate friends), much less how to program in it - and I figured someone here would know more about the problem than I did, which is why I posted it here. So no, the file won't crash your system - it just prevents the debugging process in Java programming, if you happen to be doing it on your own. And even then, the Norton site you directed me to has information on replacing the file if you mistakenly deleted it.
Again, I admit my mistake - and I apologize for it. I really do feel like a fool, and I know that I should. I'm going to leave this thread here so that anyone else who stumbles across this problem and also reads these boards will have a point of reference. I've learned my lesson from all of this - hopefully someone else can learn from my mistakes.
Your diligence is appreciated nevertheless Riovanes. ;)
01-11-2003, 01:50 PM
i`m pretty sure everyone has made that mistake once..
i know i did.
so be glad you`re not the only one :)
01-11-2003, 04:54 PM
Ok, so let me get this straight- I don't actually need that? Because I deleted it....:D
So far everything's ok....
This is already the 3rd time on this board only.
I mean at least they could have taken different file. command.com or something. :D
That's ok, my sis-inlaw did delete it in all 3 of their computers. Gotta good laugh out of it. :p
01-12-2003, 12:30 PM
Viruses seem around at the moment. :(
My sister got herself infected, and me and my mates got infected emails of W32/Yaha.k for about the last week. Someone we know is obviously infected and hasn't noticed . . . but we can't tell who, the virus fakes the sender of the email.
Secondly my local network (I'm at University, local network = everyone in the residences with a PC, thats upto 3000 people) has many infections of W32/Oror.b (it moves to shared folders hoping other people will then run it on thier computers, and get infected) and I have no proper way to contact the people infected! :mad: And the admin just posted a single small warning on the main site. Which is only there cos I informed them. No one goes there anyway! Bah!
I hate viruses. :(
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