This is a very old hoax. If your antivirus software is current
and detects nothing, you're safe. Do nothing with the named file,
delete the email, and tell whomever sent you the original message to
check their facts before spreading rumors.
Microsoft De* Registrar for Java Is Not a Virus
Jdbgmgr.exe file Hoax
If you did delete the file, you really haven't done much damage.
This file is used by Java programmers to find errors in their code.
If you don't do any Java programming, you don't really need the file.
It's important to remember though, that almost _any_ email virus
warning is a hoax, designed primarily to bog down email systems by
having well-meaning but uniformed people send out hundreds of
otherwise valueless email warnings. When you receive a warning like
this, the *first* thing you should do is check its veracity at one or
more of the following web sites:
Symantec Security Response - Hoax Page
F-Secure Security Information Center - Hoaxes
Trend Micro Hoax Encyclopedia, alerts
However, there is a relatively new mass-mailing worm (it uses
Jdbgmgr.exe, so it is crucially important to keep your antivirus
definitions up-to-date, and to be very suspicious of any unexpected
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. -- RAH
> by good friends I got a e-mail with an advice to delete the file
> "jdbgmdr.exe". This should be a virus.
> I found this file two times on my computer and deleted them
> completely as
> Now I heard, that this file is part of the system and necessary for
> java-based programms (which programms are these?)
> But the information was also, that in deed this file can be a virus.
> The question:
> Has anybody experience with this hoax-mail?
> For which programms is the file "jdbgmdr.exe" necessary in windows
> xp home
> How can I find out whether the file is an virus or not?
> How can I reinstall the right file (from programm disk?) after I
> deleted it completely.
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