Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 16:59:07 -0700

Author: Lou Burger

Subject: Re: virus: how to recover deleted files

Post:

If others like me took the hoax to be real, do the following.

Check for the file in c:\windows\system (98 2nd ed.)
Use run command and type sfc (system file checker)
and choose "extract one file from the installation disk (in my case win 98
2nd ed)"

Ihe file returns to c:\windows\system.

If on a network, copy the file to other computers.

Win 98 tech support told me what to do.



At 06:08 PM 5/14/02 -0400, you wrote:
>This is a hoax. According to the source below, the supposed "virus" file is
>found in every standard Windows installation.
>
>http://www.europe.f-secure.com/hoaxes/jdbgmgr.shtml
>
>
>
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > My apologies...the cure is easy, instructions below. Sorry for the
> > inconvenience.
> >
> > Kim
> >
> > Dear Recipient
> > >
> > > I have just received a message from one of my
> > > contacts that my address book
> > > may have been infected by a virus (called
> > > jdbgmgr.exe) not detected by
> > > Norton or McAfee antivirus systems. The virus stays
> > > quiet for 14 days before
> > > damaging the system. It is sent automatically by the
> > > Messenger and by the
> > > address book, WHETHER OR NOT YOU SENT E-MAILS to
> > > your contacts.
> > >
> > > I checked, found and deleted it.
> > >
> > > Here's what to do:
> > >
> > > 1 Go to Start, Find or Search option
> > > 2 In the files/folder option, write the name
> > > jdbgmgr.exe
> > > 3 Be sure you search in your C:drive
> > > 4 Click "find now"
> > > 5 The virus has a little bear icon with the name
> > > jdbgmgr.exe DO NOT
> > > OPEN.
> > > 6 Right click and delete it (it will then go to
> > > the Recycle Bin)
> > > 7 Go the the Recycle Bin and delete it there as
> > > well, or empty the bin
> > >
> > > IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS YOU MUST CONTACT ALL THE
> > > PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS
> > > BOOK SO THEY CAN ERADICATE IT IN THEIR OWN ADDRESS
> > > BOOKS
> > >
> > > I apologise for the inconvenience.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >

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