Re: jdbg.exe virus

From: Bruce Chambers (
Date: 08/08/04

Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 09:09:20 -0600

Greetings --

    This is a very, very old hoax; one of the oldest currently in
circulation. If your antivirus software is current and detects
nothing, you're most likely safe. Do nothing with the named file,
delete the email, and tell whomever sent you the original message to
check their facts before spreading rumors.

Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java Is Not a Virus;en-us;Q322993

Jdbgmgr.exe file Hoax

    It's important to remember that almost _any_ email virus warning
is a hoax, designed primarily to bog down email systems by having
well-meaning but uniformed people send out hundreds of otherwise
valueless email warnings. When you receive a warning like this, the
*first* thing you should do is check its veracity at one or more of
the following web sites:

Symantec Security Response - Hoax Page

F-Secure Security Information Center - Hoaxes

Trend Micro Hoax Encyclopedia, alerts

Bruce Chambers

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"Mark" <> wrote in message
> I received an email to delete the teddy bear icon with the
> jbdgmgr.exe extension. I clicked on properties and it was
> created in 1999 not 2004. The email says the virus
> activates in 14 days. Is this a valid virus or am I
> deleting something that prevents a virus from microsoft?