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Subject: [GM-L] POSSIBILITY OF A VIRUS - URGENT
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:19:01 EST
I am new to this list and very much enjoy the bountiful information I find
HOWEVER this warning of a virus...unknown to the concerned sender is a hoax.
Deleting this file can cause problems in the Microsoft Windows operating
system on every computer.
You can find this HOAX information on the following Urban legend web site
RECAP from Urban Legends:
The presence of a file named jdbmgr.exe does not mean your computer is
infected with the W32.Efortune.31384@mm virus.
The W32.Efortune.31384@mm becomes active immediately upon infecting a
computer and does not lie dormant for fourteen days.
Deleting any file named jdbmgr.exe will not remove the W32.Efortune.31384@mm
virus nor will it restore any damage done by the virus.
The W32.Efortune.31384@mm virus can infect a number of other Microsoft
Windows systems files besides jdbmgr.exe.
Popular antivirus programs such as Norton AntiVirus and McAffee VirusScan are
capable of detecting and removing the W32.Efortune.31384@mm virus.
Any time I receive a virus warning to delete something I check it on Urban
Legends or a virus protection web site
Hope this helps