Dangers of Virus Hoaxes
A brief history and some helpful facts about Virus Hoaxes
Virus hoaxes are false reports about non-existent viruses, often claiming to do impossible things. Unfortunately some recipients occasionally believe a hoax information about computer viruses and virus hoaxes. Here are some information about the dangers of virus hoaxes.
Jerry Bryan immediately knew there was something wrong at his church. He knew it the second he opened up the email from the pastor. As a highly respected member of his church and a known technophile, Jerry was often consulted by the pastor concerning technical matters. In this case, however, the pastor was passing along a serious warning.
A secretary at his church had received an email from a friend that scared her:
I have some bad news. I was just informed that my address book has been infected with a virus. As a result, so has yours because your address is in my book. The virus is called jdbgmgr.exe. It cannot be detected by Norton or McAfee anti-virus programs. It sits quietly for about 14 days before damaging the system. It is sent automatically by messenger and address book, whether or not you send email. The good news is that it is easy to get rid of!
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Just follow these simple steps and you should have no problem.
1. Go to Start, then Find or Search
2. In files/folders, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
3. Be sure to search in you “C” drive
4. Click Find or Search
5. The virus has a teddy bear logo with the name jdbgmgr.exe – DO NOT OPEN!!
6. RIGHT click and delete it
7. Go to the recycle bin and delete it there also
IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS, YOU MUST CONTACT EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK
Sorry for the trouble, but this is something I had no control over. I received it from someone else’s address book.
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Source: Scott Granneman
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