Fw: READ! (fwd)

David Gunderson azarule at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 12 17:34:20 PST 2003

For future reference : When you get a notice mass-mailed out by *anyone*, 
including people you know or don't know, it's a hoax.  It's ALWAYS a hoax.

The starving children who need you to forward the E-mail ?  Hoax.

The 'we're checking to see if accounts are active' thing ?  Hoax.

Those messages promising free prizes if you reply to them ?  Those are spam. 
  Except some.  Which are hoaxes.

Hope this clears everything up :-)

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|have but slumbered here while these visions did appear. And this     |
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>From: David Silberstein <davids at kithrup.com>
>To: Draegara List <dragaera at dragaera.info>
>Subject: Fw: READ! (fwd)
>Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 17:28:24 -0800 (PST)
>[stupid lame-ass hoax deleted]
>I do hope no-one on this list is actually going to follow the
>Hoax info:
>    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/jdbgmgr.htm
>    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.

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