Jdbgmgr.exe – no dangerous virus, just a hoax!

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  1. Technodrome

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    "The hoax message attempts to convince users to unknowingly damage their computer system. Jdbgmgr.exe is actually a Windows system file


    You’ve probably received too often an alarming message that encouraged you to warn all your friends and colleagues about a potential highly destructive virus. Many times you have probably read with attention about what to do when receiving a certain very dangerous electronic threat, and many times you’ve made a good deed by forwarding the message to all your acquaintances. And probably, you sent the same message about a certain malicious code to over one hundred friends and relatives.

    Through the process of time we’ve been receiving many messages like that from users, about a new alarming and dangerous virus hiding in a certain attachment. This newsletter is to convince the RAV users that this type of virus – commonly described as “an extremely dangerous virus” and so on – does not actually exist, and it can be classified as a HOAX virus.

    This is the Hoax message:

    “I found the little bear in my machine because of that I am sending this message in order for you to find it in your machine. The procedure is very simple:

    The objective of this e-mail is to warn all Hotmail users about a new virus that is spreading by MSN Messenger. The name of this virus is jdbgmgr.exe and it is sent automatically by the Messenger and by the address book too. The virus is not detected by McAfee or Norton and it stays quiet for 14 days before damaging the system.

    The virus can be cleaned before it deletes the files from your system. In order to eliminate it, it is just necessary to do the following steps:
    1. Go to Start, click "Search"
    2.- In the "Files or Folders option" write the name jdbgmgr.exe
    3.- Be sure that you are searching in the drive "C"
    4.- Click "find now"
    5.- If the virus is there (it has a little bear-like icon with the name of jdbgmgr.exe DO NOT OPEN IT FOR ANY REASON
    6.- Right click and delete it (it will go to the Recycle bin)
    7.- Go to the recycle bin and delete it or empty the recycle bin.

    IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS IN ALL OF YOUR SYSTEMS SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS LOCATED IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK BEFORE IT CAN CAUSE ANY DAMAGE.”

    What is dangerous about hoaxes is that they convince users to auto-mutilate their system (the so called dangerous virus Jdbgmgr.exe is actually a Windows file - Microsoft® Debugger Registrar for Java; its absence may cause several operations on that system to fail.)
    This hoax has also appeared in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Romanian and probably has even more translations is forwarded by users in different countries.

    Another annoying thing hoaxes do is that they always come with a “big strike of a most dangerous virus” content, insistently trying to persuade users to resend the message to all their friends and acquaintances. The intended effect is that of a “manually propelled” mass mailer.

    In order to reduce mail servers overload and to avoid possible damage on your system, RAV Team strongly recommends you to only consider alerts generated by known antivirus companies. Moreover, trust only messages you expect to receive (newsletters, alerts you subscribed to); remember that carrier message of Klez.H generated a subject which contained the words “Symantec”, “Mcafee”, “F-Secure”, “Sophos”, “Trendmicro” or “Kaspersky”. "

    source:http://www.rav.ro/

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    More info on this topic available from http://www.avp.ru/news.html?id=627459

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    Re: Jdbgmgr.exe – no dangerous virus, just a

    Virus writers.  Huh.  Long may their hemharroids gurgle in the night.   :rolleyes:
     
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