Stupid Hoax

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    Angry Stupid Hoax

    Check out this stupid Virus Hoax Mail I received today.-
    *************
    >Dear everyone in my address book,
    >A virus has been passed to me and also to each person in my address
    book
    >through email. Make sure you follow these instructions immediately to
    >eradicate the virus. The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by
    >Norton or MacAfee anti-virus systems. This virus sits quietly for 14
    days
    >before damaging the system. It is sent automatically by messenger and
    by
    >the
    >address book, whether or not you send emails to your contacts. Here's
    how
    >to
    >check for the virus and to get rid of it. It only takes a minute or so
    but
    >could save you a major headache later.
    >1. Go to start, then go to the find/search option.
    >2. In the file/folder option, type the name: jdbgmgr.exe
    >3. Be sure to search your C-drive and all the subfolders and any other
    >drives you may have. (Click on the box to include subfolders).
    >4. Click 'Find Now'.
    >5. The virus has a grey teddybear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe. DO
    NOT
    >OPEN IT.
    >6. Go to Edit on the menu bar and choose 'select all' to highlight the
    >file without opening it.
    >7. Now go to File(on the menu bar) and select 'delete'. It will then
    go
    >to the recycle bin.
    >8. Go to the recycle bin and delete it there as well.
    >IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS YOU MUST CONTACT ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS
    BOOK
    >SO THEY CAN ERADICATE IN THEIR OWN ADDRESS BOOKS. To do this:
    >1. Open a new email message.
    >2. Click the icon of the address book next to the 'to'.
    >3. Highlight every name and add to 'BCC'.
    >4. Copy all this message,enter subject and paste to email and send.
    >REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO DO THIS QUICKLY
    >Best regards,
    >John Bosco
    >A-NCI-EM-0425-5B-KC1
    >Regards,
    >Kaman
    >
    >This virus has been removed from my computer following the above
    procedure.
    >I have isolated and blocked the responsible e-mailer from my Outlook
    >Express.
    >I noticed my modem was running out of control the last couple of days,
    when
    >it was supposed to be idol, and I think I know why now.
    >
    >This file may not have made it to your computer but better safe than
    sorry.
    >Sorry for any inconvenience.
    ******************************

    My friend even opened the file! Its not a virus,but MS's JAVA Debugger.Dont fall for this!!!
    Last edited by bookworm; 05-01-2003 at 09:17 AM.

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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    that's an old one. I'm surprised it's still going around. I would edit your friend's contact info out of your post if I were you.
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    lol i deleted it

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    Some people are mighty stupid. I actually had friends calling me telling me they'd deleted this horrible thing. I'm like "Thats great, guys. Its a good thing none of you use Java, cuz you just crippled it." Luckly some of them are quasi-intelligent and phone me asking about it before doing anything rash.

    Is it so complicated to go to practically any virus scanner website, and check this stuff out?
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    >>Is it so complicated to go to practically any virus scanner website, and check this stuff out?


    Yes. I find it easier to not trust un known emails :P

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    um, virus!

    Can anyone send it to me? Liger86@yahoo.com

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    that one went round out uni, and then there was another email telling how to put it back

    i still think that the funniest was when one of the lectures told their whole class to delete this cos it was a virus

    well they were Drama students what do you expect
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    lol my piano teacher fell for a prank that said there was a guy rich guy in africa who was moving to the united states and wanted to use my teachers bank account to transfer money

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    I cant beleive I actually fell for this!
    But even after deleting the program,the Java apps. on the IE still work fine.So then,all's well that ends well.

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    As Microsoft no longer have full Sun Java compatibility in its Java implementation (Much to Sun's annoyance), technically it is a virus...



    ...if you want to be pedantic and want Sun CEO Scott McNealy for president of the wooooooooorld

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