A hoax email message is making rounds asking people to delete the jdbgmgr.exe file, falsely claiming that it is a virus and not detected by anti-virus software.

Did you receive an e-mail recently telling you to delete the application Jdbgmgr.exe
from Windows because the app is a dangerous virus? Ignore it. The .exe file is a Java
bebugger. However, if you receive a file called Jdbgmgr.exe in an e-mail, delete it.
It could be a virus.

The message saying this file is a virus is a hoax. Follow any of these URLs to read about it
and how to repair your computer if you deleted it:,4161,2865855,00.html

Happy, safe computing!


Richard Rothenberg wrote:

> I got word that I was sent a virus and did indeed find it on my hard
> drive,  I was told that it sits on the drive for 14 days and then sends
> itself to everyone in the address book.
> The virus is called:    jdbgmgr.exe
> Please search your hard drive and if you find it, delete it and empty
> the recycle bin.  Specific instructions below.
> Please note as well that some things of this sort are actually just mock
> viruses, practical jokes that someone is playing.  This may be the case
> here, but it is probably not worth finding out for sure.  (AT the very
> least, I was warned that I might have received it, and I did.)  If you
> find it on your hard drive, and delete it, you should tell everyone in
> your address book about it.  (Like others, I have many in my address
> book with whom I haven't communicated in eons, and some with whom I've
> never communicated.  To those: Hello, and please forgive the intrusion.)
> My apologies.
> Rich
> Here are the detailed instructions I received, which have the obvious
> earmarks of having been passed around a good bit:
> 2. Go to START button, then click on "Find" or>
> "Search" option> >
> 3.  Then click on "files or folders".> >
> 4.  A window will pop up. Then type the name>
> jdbgmgr.exe in the "Named:" > box. Be sure you search
> your C: drive. Do this by> clicking on the down >
> arrow in the "Look in" box and pick the item that> has
> a "C:" in it.> >
> 5. Click the "Find Now" or "Search" button.> >
> 6. The virus has a tedy bear icon with the file> name
> jdbgmgr.exe> > DO NOT OPEN IT!!> >
> 7. Right click and delete it. It will go to the>
> Recycle Bin> >
> 8. Go to the Recycle Bin and delte it there as> well.>
> > Note if you find the virus, you must contact all
> the> people in your address> > book so they can remove
> it from their computers. I,> and those who >
> inadvertantly pass the virus on, apoplogize for any>
> inconvenience..>
> --
> Richard Rothenberg, MD
> Professor
> Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
> Emory University School of Medicine
> 69 Butler St. SE
> Atlanta, GA 30303
> Tel: 404-616-5606
> Fax: 404-616-6847
> Pager: 404-866-8575
> Email: [log in to unmask]

Bill Richards
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