Is this EXE file a Virus?

Jim jnantz2 at INFICAD.COM
Wed May 8 17:41:07 MDT 2002


It is a hoax.  If you go to Symantec's virus hoax page at
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
You'll see a long list of virus hoaxes.  The hoaxes are listed in
alphabetical order.  You will find this one under J.


At 05:42 PM 5/8/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I received the below message from a friend of mine and I would like to
>know if this is a hoak or not.  I've checked the referenced file with AVG
>and it shows to be without a virus.  Me thinks this is a hoak, because it
>is in my Windows/System files:
>
>"
>Subj: Infected address book
>
>Hi everybody:
>I just received a message today from one of my friends in my Address Book.
>Their Address Book had been infected by a virus and it was passed on to my
>computer. My Address Book, in turn, has been infected. The virus (called
>jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or McAfee anti-virus systems. The
>virus sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the system. It's sent
>automatically by the messenger and by the Address Book, whether or not you
>sent emails to your contacts. I have checked, found it, and deleted it.
>Here's how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it:
>
>DO THIS:
>1. Go to start, Find or Search option.
>2. In the files/folder option, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
>3. Be sure you search your C: drive
>4. Click "find now"
>5. The virus has a teddy 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.
>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. SORRY ABOUT THIS."



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