Hi everyone; I got a message from one of my Mom's contacts. This is what she said:
> Hi everyone, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my address book has
> been infected with a virus. So has your's because your address was in my
> book. The virus is called 'jdbgmgr.exe.' We think it is the 'bug bear'
> virus. It cannot be detected by Norton or Mcafee antivirus rograms. It
> sits quietly for 14-16 days before damaging the system. It is sent
> automatically by messenger and address book, whether or not yo send
> The good news it is easy to get rid of Here's how, but read through all
> directions first.
> 1-Go to START, then FIND or SEARCH.
> 2-In FILES/FOLDERS, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
> just go to search and write the name)
> 3-Be sure to search in your 'C' drive.
> 4-Click FIND or SEARCH
> 5-The virus has a teddy bear logo with the name jdbgmgr.exe
> 6-DO NOT OPEN
> 7-RIGHT CLICK YOUR MOUSE TO AND DELETE IT.
> 8-Then go to the recycle bin and delete it there by right clicking it.
> 9-DON'T LEFT CLICK AND DON'T CLICK ON THE TEDDY BEAR!
> 10-if you find the virus on your computer, you will want to contact those
> address list.
> This is a message from someone who sends me e-mails who got it from
Normally, I would delete those kind of 'Oh, delete this from your system immediately, it's a virus!!
" messages; but this lady is a normal person, and the woman she got it from is also. So I checked the file properties, and it's a Microsoft Debugger Register for Java; I was perfectly willing to forget that message, and write it off as a dumb hoax, but I decided I may as well check w/you folks, to hear if you had heard of it - at the very least, it'll serve as a warning for people who get similiar messages.
So, I guess my question is, is jdbgmgr.exe a necessary file, and that email another one of those stupid hoaxes, or is it real?