Virus: Hoax or real threat?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by DarkUnderlord, May 15, 2002.

  1. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 6, 2003
    I got this in an e-mail. I can't help thinking it's a prank. Namely because the network people here are actually pretty good and know what they're doing. I got this from some guy, who for some strnage reason, has my WORK e-mail address? Only like, 6 people on the planet have that..... Anyway here it is:

    > Hi,
    >
    > The Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA office received this virus warning today
    > and sure enough we had it on our system. Please check your computer
    > following the instructions below.
    >
    > Regards
    > Marj
    >
    >
    > The virus is automatically sent to all contacts stored in the address
    > list, it stays hidden for 14 days before destroying the operating
    > system.
    >
    > Follow the instructions below to delete it.
    > 1. Click on START and then click on FIND
    > 2. In Find click on FILES or FOLDERS then write the name of the file
    > jdbgmgr.exe 3. Make sure you are searching in C DRIVE
    > 4. The virus has an icon like a Grey Teddy Bear
    > 5. DO NOT OPEN IT . DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY
    > 6. THEN DELETE YOUR RECYCLE BIN, as it is still active in the Recycle
    Bin.
    > 7. If you find the virus, please send this to all the people in your
    > address book, before the virus causes any more damage.
    >
    > IF IN DOUBT CONTACT YOUR COMPUTER SPECIALIST.
    >
    >

    Hoax or real? (I'm on NT, So I sure hope it does destroy the operating system :) )

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  2. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 6, 2003
    Heheheh..... Never mind. Hoax as suspected :)

    And the guy has my e-mail because he sent it to everyone in Parliament house.... Moron.... Some people nowadays.... HELLO!! There IS the network virus people you complete twat.

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  3. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, definitely a hoax, since jdbgmgr.exe is the Java Debug Manager.
     
  4. Go to the Symantec website & do a search for "jdbgmgr.exe". It has a nice write-up about the hoax.

    "Did we give up when the GERMANS bombed Pearl Harbor?"
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Viruses generally don't destroy the OS. People mostly do it themselves because otherwise they can't get the virus out properly. And if a mail like that says "delete your (fill in)", it is almost certainly a hoax.

    "Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them."
     
  6. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 6, 2003
    >"Half the world is composed of
    >idiots, the other half of
    >people clever enough to take
    >indecent advantage of them."

    I think your signature just about sums it up Ceasar. :)

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