Old 30th May 2002, 03:26   #1
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Is this a Virus?

I just received an e-mail not to long about to serch my computer and find this file: jdbgmgr.exe. I found it and went to the properties and it said it was "Microsoft® Debugger Registrar for Java" It hasn't been picked up by Norton so I'm wondering if this is just a hoax or should I really delete it?
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Old 30th May 2002, 03:31   #2
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Not a virus just a hoax: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...file.hoax.html

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Old 30th May 2002, 03:34   #3
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Thanks Tom.

/Just with I didn't delete the e-mail so I could forward that to my friends

Oh well
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Old 30th May 2002, 18:22   #4
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I got one of those from a friend. She thought it was real, too.

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Old 30th May 2002, 18:48   #5
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I got about 5 of those as well. Sent each of those fools to symantec..
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Old 30th May 2002, 18:50   #6
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What's scary is that symantec actually calls this a hoax... as if we didn't know...

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...imes-hoax.html

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Old 30th May 2002, 18:53   #7
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my rule of thumb: if you dont know the sender dont open it, if you do know ask them why they sent it

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Old 30th May 2002, 19:45   #8
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That is very good advice to live by for email attachments. Good one.

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Old 31st May 2002, 19:43   #9
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What's scary is that symantec actually calls this a hoax... as if we didn't know...

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...imes-hoax.html
That what symantec does, though. they respond to all hoaxes, not just the ones that they think are obvious. It's easier (and better) to do that than to try to guess which ones the public will recognize as hoaxes.

When you get a message talking about a virus . . . blah blah blah, you can generally safely assume it is a hoax. It would be quite hard to believe that an email being forwarded around the Internet talking about an undetected virus wouldn't make its way into the hands of all the major anti-virus software makers.

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Old 31st May 2002, 20:49   #10
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until someone redistributes the same named file with an actual virus... still...

i don't get those worms or whatever in my inbox, i'm still a loser.
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It demagnetizes the stripes on ALL of your credit cards. It reprograms your ATM access code, screws up the tracking on your VCR and uses subspace field harmonics to scratch any CD's you attempt to play.
Man I was wondering why my Super 70's CD collection no longer plays right.
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lol, was that the...what was it, CiH warning parody?

Or was CiH a real one?

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