JDBGMGR.EXE Hoax Virus information

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JDBGMGR.EXE Hoax Virus information

About the JDBGMGR.exe Hoax

The JDBGMGR.EXE hoax is a fraudulent email designed to trick users into deleting a legitimate file, JDBGMGR.EXE, from their computer. JDBGMGR.EXE is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java that displays with this icon:

This email message is a hoax. Although the JDBGMGR.EXE file may become infected by a number of valid viruses (most commonly the W32/Magistr@MM virus), the details of this hoax message are not based on actual events. Team AOL asks you delete the message immediately and not email it to other people. Check out McAfee’s JDBGMGR.EXE hoax page to learn more about this hoax.

What the email containing the JDBMGR.EXE hoax looks like

Below is the actual text from the message that you may receive in your email. There are a couple different variations of these messages.

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I found the little bear in my machine because of that I am sending this message in order for you to find it in your machine. The procedure is very simple: The objective of this email is to warn all Hotmail users about a new virus that is spreading by MSN Messenger. The name of this virus is jdbgmgr.exe and it is sent automatically by the Messenger and by the address book too. The virus is not detected by McAfee or Norton and it stays quiet for 14 days before damaging the system. The virus can be cleaned before it deletes the files from your system. In order to eliminate it, it is just necessary to do the following steps:
1. Go to Start, click 'Search'
2.- In the 'Files or Folders option' write the name jdbgmgr.exe
3.- Be sure that you are searching in the drive 'C'
4.- Click 'find now'
5.- If the virus is there (it has a little bear-like icon with the name of jdbgmgr.exe DO NOT OPEN IT FOR ANY REASON
6.- Right click and delete it (it will go to the Recycle bin)
7.- Go to the recycle bin and delete it or empty the recycle bin. IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS IN ALL OF YOUR SYSTEMS SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS LOCATED IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK BEFORE IT CAN CAUSE ANY DAMAGE.


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Restore the JDBGMGR.EXE file to your computer if it has been deleted

JDBGMGR.EXE is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java. This application is only useful for Java developers and doesn’t need to be restored on most systems. If you deleted this file and need to restore it, first you’ll need to know what version of the Microsoft Windows operating system is installed on your computer, and then follow the steps below:

To restore the jdbgmgr.exe file in Windows 98:
1. Click Start, then click Run....
2. In the Open box, type SFC, then click the OK.
3. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore field, type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\JDBGMGR.EXE, then click Start.
4. In the Restore from: field, type C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS.
5. Click OK, then follow the prompts to restore the file.

To restore the jdbgmgr.exe file in Windows ME:
1. Click Start, then click Run....
2. Type MSCONFIG, then click OK.
3. Click Extract File....
4. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore field, type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\JDBGMGR.EXE, then click Start.
5. In the Restore from: field, type C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL.
6. Click OK, then follow the prompts to restore the file.

To restore the jdbgmgr.exe file in Windows 2000:
1. Insert the Windows 2000 installation CD.
2. Click Start, then click Run....
3. In the Open box, type expand d:\i386\jdbgmgr.ex_ %windir%\system32, (here D is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM, if your CD-ROM drive is different, put in the letter for that drive), then click OK.

Note: If you do not have the Windows 2000 installation CD, please contact Microsoft Support for assistance.

To restore the jdbgmgr.exe file in Windows XP:
1. Click Start, then click Run....
2. In the Open box, type MSCONFIG, then click OK.
3. Click Expand File....
4. In the File to restore field, type C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\JDBGMGR.EXE.
5. In the Restore from field, type the path to your WINDOWS CAB files. (This location may vary from machine to machine. It may be on a local drive (for example: C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL), a network drive, or CD-ROM.)
6. In the Save File in field, type C:\Windows\SYSTEM32.
7. Click Expand, then follow the prompts to restore the file.

Note:If you didn’t install Windows in the default location, replace C:\Windows with the correct location.

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Last updated: 08-11-2011
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