Fw: READ! (fwd)

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Wed Feb 12 17:28:24 PST 2003

[stupid lame-ass hoax deleted]

I do hope no-one on this list is actually going to follow the

Hoax info:

   Origins:   Like the SULFNBK.EXE hoax, this bogus virus warning
   (also known as the "Bear Virus") attempts to lure gullible users
   into deleting perfectly innocuous, standard Windows files from
   their systems. 

   In this case the target file is JDBGMGR.EXE, a Java Debug
   Manager program used by the Microsoft Java runtime engine. This
   file is included as part of a standard Windows installation and is
   not a "virus." (The icon for this file is a graphic of a bear like
   the one shown to the left.) 

   If you deleted this file, don't sweat it -- JDBGMGR.EXE is only
   important to programmers who use Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 to
   develop Java programs. Its absence will not cause your PC to stop
   working or interfere with your applications, so if you're not a
   Java developer, you don't have to worry about restoring it.
   Consider the experience a lesson learned about the perils of
   believing and acting upon unverified e-mail warnings.