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virus or virus hoax ?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jweintra, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. jweintra

    jweintra Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2003
    This is a query about a possible virus--or a possible virus hoax. There is an e-mail message going around which claims that the following file (which appears in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM) is actually a virus, and should be eliminated: Jdbgmgr.exe

    I know that most e-mail virus alerts are actually hoaxes, so I wanted to check. Does anyone know whether this is a valid file or a virus? (Or does anyone know how I can find this out?)

  2. Steppinstone


    Aug 18, 2002
  3. kilowatt1


    Oct 27, 2001
    Hello jweintra and welcome to TSG!!

    It is a hoax. This particular hoax has been circulating on and off for over a year now. Please do not delete this file. (Do a search in this forum for Jdbgmgr if you would like to see other, more detailed explanation).

    Take care.

  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    It is a hoax, but be careful, the actual email itself has been known to carry the bugbear virus. Also do not click on any removal links within the email. that is a direct link to either the bugbear or klez viruses.

    Some of the dear little so & So's who creates viruses have unfortunately started to used virus hoaxes as a method of actually spreading viruses. people think that they know about the hoax, and click on the link to see what happens and BANG you have a problem.

    Keep your AV upto date and you shouldn't have a problem

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