PDA

View Full Version : Stupid Hoax



bookworm
05-01-2003, 08:57 AM
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!!!

FillYourBrain
05-01-2003, 09:06 AM
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.

Silvercord
05-01-2003, 11:09 AM
lol i deleted it

lightatdawn
05-02-2003, 08:22 AM
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?

RoD
05-02-2003, 08:35 AM
>>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

Liger86
05-02-2003, 09:11 AM
um, virus!

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

::lickin mouse::

zmerlinz
05-02-2003, 11:22 AM
that one went round out uni, and then there was another email telling how to put it back :rolleyes:

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

well they were Drama students what do you expect :p

Xterria
05-03-2003, 09:23 PM
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

bookworm
05-06-2003, 09:02 AM
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.

SMurf
05-06-2003, 10:08 AM
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 :p