What is jdbmgr.exe file and how can it be removed?

Question

The following message was found on an Ancestry resarch site I belong to.

> Sorry everyone, but my address book has been

> infected with a virus. As a result, so has yours

> because your address was in my book. The virus is

> called jdbgmgr.exe . It cannot be detected by Norton

> or McAfee anti-virus programs. It sits quietly for

> 14 days before damaging the system . It is sent

> automatically by messenger and address book, whether

> or not you send e-mails. The good news is it's very

> easy to get rid of.

Is there any merit to this? What is jdbmgr.exe file?

Thanks

ADam

Answer

This question was answered on January 31, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The file jdbmgr.exe is actually a dangerous Microsoft Windows virus and deleting it will prevent it from spreading

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 that is all correct.

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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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 31, 2003