Is this really true? Is this an actual virus?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ViperMan03, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. ViperMan03

    ViperMan03 Guest

    Hey-

    I just got a random email from a guy I did business with and he sent me this email....

    It says that there is a virus on my computer now and will activate in 14 days, which makes no sense. But here is the email. Tell me if anyone else has had this!
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    Unfortunately, a virus has been passed on to me by a contact. My
    >address
    >book WAS infected. Since you are in my address book, there is a good
    >chance
    >you will find it in your computer too. The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe)
    >is not
    >detected by Norton or McAfee antivirus systems. The virus sits quietly
    >for
    >14 days before damaging the systems. It is sent automatically by
    >messenger
    >and by the address book, whether or not you sent any e-mails to your
    >contacts.
    >
    >Here's how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it:
    > > > >
    > > > > YOU MUST DO THIS:
    > > > >
    > > > > 1. Go to Start, Find or Search option.
    > > > >
    > > > > 2. In the file folder option, type the name jdbgmgr.exe
    > > > >
    > > > > 3. Be sure you search your C drive and all subfolders and any
    >other
    >drives you may have.
    > > > >
    > > > > 4. Click "find now"
    > > > >
    > > > > 5.. The virus has a Teddy Bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe DO
    >NOT
    >OPEN IT
    > > > >
    > > > > 6. Go to Edit (on the menu bar) choose "select all" to highlight
    >the
    >file without opening it.
    > > > >
    > > > > 7. Now go to File (on Menu bar) and select delete. It will then
    >go to
    >the Recycle Bin.
    > > > >
    > > > > 8. 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.

    To do this:
    a) Open a new e-mail message
    b) Click the icon of the address book next to the "TO"
    c) Highlight every name and add to "BCC" (which means blind copy)
    d) Copy this message and paste to e-mail

    >Katie Gubbins
    >Airgroup Express
    >Toll Free 800-297-6845
    >Phone 703-736-8933
    >Fax 703-736-9708
    >[email protected]
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    So whats the deal guys?
    -Jason
    JVD Graphics
     
  2. crotchfruit

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  3. ViperMan03

    ViperMan03 Guest

    (Digging hole to bury head in now...)

    hahahaha.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I deal with this from different friends of mine at least 5 times a year.
     
  5. JimboJones

    JimboJones Guest

    I got that one once too. I searched on Symantec and came up with that same web page. I then sent an e-mail back to the guy that sent it to me and let him know it was a hoax and gave him a link to that web page.
     
  6. CompiledMonkey

    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    At least you asked first before actually doing what the email suggested. ;)
     
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  8. Celexa

    Celexa To die with honor when one can no longer live with

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    :werd: same here
     

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