OK, Listen Up Rumor Mongers: (and see text below it after viewing)
I know we are all tired of these e-Rumor E-mails, yet we still get them. So hopefully this speech from a soapbox will finally put these rumors to rest. If you receive an e-mail with some claim that seems outlandish, before you send it out to anyone, please go to the website http://www.truthorfiction.com/search.htm and check to make sure it is true. You can do so by going to this site, selecting the search option, and then putting in a unique keyword in the keyword search field. For example, for the one where Bill Gates will send you a check for 10,000 dollars for sending the e-mail to 10 friends, by way of their cool new e-mail tracking program, you would enter in "Gates" or "Microsoft" and click search to see all rumors pertaining to the keyword. For the sake of mankind and my sanity, please do this, at least before sending to me. I am now stepping off of my own personal soap box.
Here is one Rumor I hate. Beware of this one as you'll screw up your computer yourself. Instead of giving you a virus, they tell you a valid system file is a virus and that you should delete it. Here are details followed by a sample of how it appears when sent to you:
Delete jdbgmgr.exe From Your Windows Command Folder Because It's a Virus-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor An email warns you that a new virus is spreading and will activate on a certain date. Many versions also describe how the sender of the email searched his or her computer and found the file so is warning you in case the contamination was passed along. There are many versions of this using various valid file names. One of them states the offending file is named jdbgmgr.exe and you get instructions on how to find and delete the file both from your hard disk and from the recycle bin in Windows. Some versions also identify it as the "Teddy Bear" virus because of the design of the icon for the file.
The Truth: This is a false warning. If you follow the instructions in the eRumor, you will be deleting a valid file, not a virus.
jdbgmgr.exe is a Windows file associated with Java.
Fortunately, even if you did delete the file, it should not cause major problems and Windows should continue to work normally. You will want to get the file back, however, so your Windows installation will be in complete working order. Without the file, the handling of some filenames may be affected if they become corrupted.
It is identical to another false virus warning about a file named sulfnbk.exe.
The icon for the real file does have a teddy bear on it.
To provide the best protection for your computer, be sure you have good virus protection software and that the virus definitions for it are up to date.
Note: Even though this virus warning is a hoax, there is a real virus called BugBear that should not be confused with it.
If you've deleted the file and want to get it back CLICK HEREfor Microsoft Instructions for various versions of Windows. The instructions are for restoring the sulfnbk.exe file, but can be used for restoring the jdbgmgr.exe file as well.
SAMPLE OF E-MAIL SENT:
I found this on my work computer - you may want to check yours seeing that I sent you some stuff!
IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE! PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!
Please check and verify if you have this virus. It was sent to me (accidentally) and it is said that it is passed on to everyone on my address list. It is very probable that you have it. If you do have it, contact all the people in YOUR ADDRESS BOOK because the program AUTOMATICALLY sends everyone in your address book a message with the virus.
The virus' name is jdbgmgr.exe and it is not detected with McAfee nor Norton. It remains in your computer's system for 14 days before it (possibly) erases all you files. To delete and eliminate it completely, please do the following immediately:
1. Go to START -- FIND --FILES OR FOLDERS
2. Under NAMED, type jdbgmgr.exe and click FIND NOW. Make sure you are looking under Drive (C)
******DO NOT CLICK ON IT IF IT APPEARS********
3. If the virus appears *(the icon next to it will be a small teddy bear), the name will be jdbgmgr.exe
4. *****DO NOT OPEN IT************ Just right click on it and DELETE it. it will be sent to the Recycle Bin.
5. After you see it disappear, go to the RECYCLE BIN and DELETE it from there as well. If at all possible, EMPTY the Recycle Bin under FILE.
If you find this virus in your system, please send this message to everyone in your address list ASAP.
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