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Is this a virus or an important file? I have received two e-mails telling me to delte it because it is a virus and two more e-mails telling me it is a hoax and actually an important file. Does anyone know for sure if it is good or bad? This is no Aprils Fool's crap I really need the truth. The file is jdbgmgr.exe. Thanks.

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It's a hoax!

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file.hoax.html

The file is a necessary one. There is a virus which can infect it, as can be seen in the linked article, but if you have AntiVirus protection you shouldn't be having any problem with it.

Summary of eRumor
An email warns you that a new virus is spreading and will activate on a certain date. Many versions also describe how the sender of the email searched his or her computer and found the file so is warning you in case the contamination was passed along. The offending file is named jdbgmgr.exe and you get instructions on how to find and delete the file both from your hard disk and from the recycle bin in Windows. Some versions also identify it as the "Teddy Bear" virus because of the design of the icon for the file.[img]http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/bd14565_.gif[/img]The Truth:
This is a false warning. If you follow the instructions in the eRumor, you will be deleting a valid file, not a virus.

jdbgmgr.exe is a Windows file associated with Java.

Fortunately, even if you did delete the file, it should not cause major problems and Windows should continue to work normally. You will want to get the file back, however, so your Windows installation will be in complete working order. Without the file, the handling of some filenames may be affected if they become corrupted.

It is identical to another false virus warning about a file named sulfnbk.exe. The icon for the real file does have a teddy bear on it.

To provide the best protection for your computer, be sure you have good virus protection software and that the virus definitions for it are up to date.

Note: Even though this virus warning is a hoax, there is a real virus called BugBear that should not be confused with it.


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