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Re: Ignore this! Re: malicious program

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From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 14 2003 - 20:50:02 PDT


Cynthia Houppert wrote:
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> Hi Maggie,
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> If it's not a virus what is it and how did it get in my computer? You see, my hubby is a sys. analyst for 20+ years. He built my computer from scratch and says he didn't put it there. Just want to know what you know of its origins since you seem so insistant that it's a hoax. Thanks.

Cynthia, and everyone else forwarding the dire message,

This comes from the Urban Legends Web site:

                        Comments: This is a particularly diabolical
hoax because, like the
                        SULFNBK.EXE hoax of 2001, it persuades gullible
users to inflict
                        damage on their own computers. Don't forward
these messages!

                        According to antivirus experts (see links
below), JDBGMGR.EXE is a
                        standard Windows utility file it's supposed to
be on your
                        computer and unless you have very good reason
to believe you
                        might have downloaded an infected copy of the
file (which is
                        possible, but unlikely), leave it alone.

                        If you happen to be one of those unfortunates
who followed
                        instructions and deleted the harmless file,
don't despair it's not
                        absolutely critical to the operation of your
computer. See the
                        commentary by our resident About.com antivirus
guru Mary
                        Landesman for technical details.

Read all about it here:
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-jdbgmgr-virus.htm

Maggie

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