Virus Profile: Jdbgmgr.exe hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 1/1/0001
Date Added: 4/8/2002
Origin: Unknown
Length: 0
Type: Hoax
Subtype: -
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

This email message is just a HOAX. Although, the JDBGMGR.EXE file may become infected by a number of valid viruses (most commonly W32/Magistr@MM), the details of this HOAX message are not based on actual events.

We are advising users who receive the email to delete the message and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

JDBGMGR.EXE is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java. This application is only useful for Java developers and does not need to be restored on other user's systems. In the event that this file has already been deleted and you need to restore it, see the Removal Instructions for instructions.

It uses this icon:

Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email. There are numerous variations on these messages.

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Removal Instructions

In the event that JDBGMGR.EXE was deleted erroneously, the following method may be used to restore the file from backup (see additional information from Microsoft:

-- Windows 95 Instructions --

1) Click START - RUN
2) Type: EXTRACT /A C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\WIN95_09.CAB JDBGMGR.EXE /L C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and hit ENTER
NOTE: The location of the CAB files may vary. If this does not work for you, try using your Windows CD-ROM path (ie. D:\Win95).

-- End Windows 95 Instructions --

-- Windows 98 Instructions --

Information on using the System File Checker to restore files

1) Click START - RUN, type SFC and hit ENTER
2) In the "Specify the system file you would like to restore" field, type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\JDBGMGR.EXE and hit ENTER
3) In the RESTORE FROM field, type in the path to your WINDOWS CAB files
(ie. C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS)
(ie. D:\WIN98 where D is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM)
4) Click OK and continue with the restore function

-- End Windows 98 Instructions --

-- Windows NT 4 Instructions --

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - Q322993

-- End Windows NT 4 Instructions --

-- Windows ME Instructions --

Information on using the System File Checker to restore files

1) Click START - RUN, type MSCONFIG and hit ENTER
2) Click the Extract Files button
3) In the "Specify the system file you would like to restore" field, type C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\JDBGMGR.EXE and hit ENTER
4) In the RESTORE FROM field, type in the path to your WINDOWS CAB files
(ie. C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL)
5) Click OK and continue with the restore function

-- End Windows ME Instructions --

-- Windows 2000 Instructions --

1) Click START - RUN, type expand d:\i386\jdbgmgr.ex_ %windir%\system32 and hit ENTER
Note: this assumes that D: is your CD-ROM drive, and that you have the Windows2000 CD-ROM in the drive. If this is not the case, d:\i386 should be replaced with the path to your i386 directory.

-- End Windows 2000 Instructions --

-- Windows XP Instructions --

Information on using the System File Checker to restore files

1) Click START - RUN, type MSCONFIG and hit ENTER
2) Click the Expand File... button
3) In the "File to restore" field, type %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\JDBGMGR.EXE and hit ENTER
4) In the RESTORE FROM field, type in the path to your WINDOWS CAB files. This may vary from machine to machine. It may be on a local drive, network drive, or CD-ROM
(ie. C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL)
5) In the Save File in field, type in %WinDir%\SYSTEM32.
6) Click OK and continue with the restore function

-- End Windows XP Instructions --

   

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