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It was just a hoax to create chains of emails! Don't erase the file.... I've
done it, for I asked advice after erasing it. How silly....
Anyway -- it's safe.
Sara



----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Montgomery" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:35 AM
Subject: Just in case


> It is conceivable that I passed on a virus to this list.
> Highly unlikely, given all the blockers in the way,
> but just in case, here is the requisite information.
>
> I found the culprit file in an old computer I use for backup.
> There were no names left in the address book but my own,
> a friend's and this list, for some very strange reason.
> It was my friend, apparently, who passed it on to me.
>
> Sorry,
> Peter
>
>
> Dear All
>
> I'm sorry about this; but I received this E-mail from a friend
> regarding a virus that was inadvertently passed on to everyone in
> their address book. I followed the instructions and YES, IT WAS ON MY
> COMPUTER.
>
> Since you are in my address book, I am sending this on to you as a
> precaution. NORTON 2002 DID NOT DETECT IT!
>
> Here are the instructions on how to check for this virus and delete
> it if you have it too. It only took a few minutes, following these
> instructions. Be sure to notify all in your address book too (which
> will take longer than deleting the virus from your computer).
>
> Since you are in our address book, there is a good chance you will
> find it in your computer too unless you have an Apple or MAC. The
> virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or McAfee anti-
> virus systems. The virus sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the
> system. It is sent automatically by messenger and by the address
> book, whether or not you sent Emails to your contacts. Here's how to
> check for the virus and how to get rid of it:?br>
> YOU MUST DO THIS
> 1. Go to Start, Go to Find or Search option
> 2. In the File Folder option, type the name: jdbgmgr.exe
> 3. Be sure you search your C: drive and all sub-folders and any
> otherdrives you may have.
> 4. Click "Find Now"
> 5. The Virus has a Teddy Bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe DO NOT
> OPENIT
> 6. Go to Edit (on menu bar), choose "Select All" to highlight the
> file without opening it.
> 7. Now go to File (on the menu bar) and select Delete. It will then
> go to the Recycle Bin.
> 8. Go to the Recycle Bin and Delete it
> IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS, YOU MUST CONTACT ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR
> ADDRESS BOOK, SO THEY CAN ERADICATE IT IN THEIR OWN ADDRESS BOOKS.
>
> To do this:
> a) Open a new e-mail message
> b) Click the icon of the address book next to the "TO"
> c) Highlight every name and add to "BCC"
> d) Copy this message enter subject paste to e-mail
> Am very sorry about this nuisance. This age of technology is not that
> great sometimes. We are victims!