George It is on everyones machine. it is annother HOAX. Christy reported it last month; ~~~ Jdbgmgr.exe file hoax Reported April 12/2002 Reference urls: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe .file.hoax.html http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99436.htm http://www.europe.f-secure.com/hoaxes/jdbgmgr.shtml This is a hoax that, like the SULFNBK.EXE Warning hoax, tries to persuade you to delete a legitimate Windows file from your computer. The file that the hoax refers to, Jdbgmgr.exe, is a Java Debugger Manager. It is a Microsoft file that is installed when you install Windows. It has a teddy bear icon as described in the hoax: CAUTION: Jdbgmgr.exe, like any file, can become infected by a virus. One virus in particular, W32.Efortune.31384@mm, targets this file. Norton AntiVirus has provided protection against W32.Efortune.31384@mm since May 11, 2001. NOTE: If you have already deleted the Jdbgmgr.exe file, some Java applets may not run correctly. This is not a critical system file. The file version may vary with your operating system and version of Internet Explorer. If you want to restore the file, please contact Microsoft for instructions. Hoax message This hoax has appeared in several languages. Some are as follows: English 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. ~*~*~*~*~ To subscribe from our list send an email to hackfix-virushelp-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=3Dsubscribe. ~~~~ Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page http://www3.telus.net/mikebike <mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=3Dsubscribe> See my Anti-Virus pages ~ http://virusinfo.hackfix.org <virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=3Dsubscribe> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 12/05/2002 at 2:43 PM George Cham wrote: I have just received a message from Jacqui in Perth.... She has found this on her PC... AND I HAVE FOUND IT ON MINE..... This virus stays quiet for 14 days before damaging the system it is called jdbgmgr.exe - IT IS NOT DETECTED BY Norton of McAfee antivirus systems. It is sent automatically by the Messenger and by the address book, whether OR NOT you sent e-mails to your contacts. I have checked my pc, found it and deleted it. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PC AS WELL. 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 IT 6. Right click and delete it (it will then go to the Recycle Bin) 7. Go to 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 AND FORWARD THIS TO THEM SO THEY CAN ERADICATE IT IN THEIR OWN ADDRESS BOOKS. George - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.