jdbmgr.exe virus?

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  1. alanm333

    alanm333 Registered Member

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    Hi
    I received this message today telling me to urgently delete this file - which I have - but should I - is this a treat or will the files removal actually be the potential threat??

    Thanks for any advice...

    "This is real. We were passed a virus which is automatically passed
    through
    e-mail address books. We found it on our C-drives. Since you are in
    our
    address books, you will probably find it in your computer also. Please
    check for
    this immediately; it is very easy to do.

    The virus, called jdbe.exe is NOT detected by Norton or McAfee.

    It sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the system. It is sent
    automatically by 'messenger' and by address book whether or not you sent
    e-mail to your
    contacts.

    Here is how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it.

    1. Go to Start, then click the 'find' or 'search' option.
    2. In the folder option, type the name jdbgm.
    3. Be sure to search your C drive (this is where we found it) and all
    the sub
    folders and other drives you may have.
    4. Click 'find now'.
    5. The virus has a Teddy Bear Icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe. DO NOT
    OPEN IT!
    6. Go to Edit (on the menu bar) and choose 'select all' to highlight the
    file
    without opening it.
    7. Now go to the File (on the menu bar) and select delete. The virus
    will
    then go to the recycle bin."
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file.hoax.html

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    you can also give a visit here

    http://www.sonic.net/~snevel/etherbun/msg87876.html
     
  4. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hi Alan, welcome here!
    Glad you already felt suspicious about it possibly being a hoax, which it is. Pieter sent you to the right place for the right information and to get the file back safely if you would have fallen for it and deleted it. You need the file, so make sure it's on your system.
    You might like to forward this info and the link Pieter gave you to the person who sent you the false information. Unfortunately many thousands fell for this hoax over the years and it will probably never stop unless people get really informed. Glad you found your way to this forum and ask your questions: they help out others too who read this!
     
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