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Re: [BKARTS] the hoax ... don't delete the file & check out suspect emails ...

Mandy et al ...  your system wasn't infected by a virus. This hoax is a
"magic trick" that convinced you to erase a legit Microsoft Windows file ...
you found it on your system because it's part of the current Windows system.
Fortunately, it's a non essential file so you probably don't have to
reinstall it if you already deleted it from your recycle bin.

You can always check out a suspected hoax or virus by googling on a few key
words from the  suspect email  and adding "hoax" or "urban legend" ...
whichever you suspect.

As you probably know, it's also good to inform everyone you forward a hoax
to ... so they don't forward it to others and so they don't waste time
needlessly on it.

Laurie ... book arts fan and educator on issues of media and commercialism
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lotte Little" <lottelittle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 12:49 PM

> From: "Mandy Broughton" <mandybroughton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 10 September 2003 12:19
> I just found out I received a virus that automatically is passed through
> email address books.  Since you are in my address book, you will
> probably
> find it in your computer, too.  The virus (called jdbg.exe) is not
> detected
> by Norton or McAfree Anti-virus systems.  The virus sits quietly for 14
> days
> before damaging the system.  It is sent automatically by messenger and
> by
> address book, whether or not you sent e-mail to your contacts.
> Here is how to check for the virus and how to get rid of it.
> Please do this ASAP:-
> Go to Start, then click your Find or Search option
> In the folder option, type the name..jdbgm
> Be sure to search your C Drive and all the sub folders and any other
> drives
> you may have
> Click 'Find Now'
> The virus has a teddy bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe. Do not open
> it!!!!
> Go ! to Edit (on the menu bar) and choose 'Select All' to highlight the
> file
> without opening it
> Now go to File (on the menu bar) and select delete. It will then go to
> the
> recycle bin.  If you find the virus, you must contact all the people in
> your
> address book so that they may eradicate the virus from their own address
> books.
> To do this:
> 1.                   Open a new e-mail message
> 2.                   Click the icon Address Book or Contacts next to 'TO'
> 3.                   Highlight every name and add to 'BCC'
> 4.                   Copy and Paste this message and clic! k 'send'
> http://www.msn.co.uk/messenger

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