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Virus Alert: JBDGMGR.EXE Virus Hoax

JBDGMGR.EXE is a virus hoax. Even if it wasn't, as long as you are using our email service you would be protected as we would have caught it on the way into our system.

In April 2002 there appeared a hoax message concerning a new virus that was reportedly discovered in Windows utility JDBGMGR.EXE. The jdbgmgr is a standard windows component that is found in every windows installation, it is used as Java debugger manager in Microsoft Java runtime engine. We checked several versions of this utility from Windows installations and found nothing malicious in them.

Please ignore this hoax or anything similar warning about jdbgmgr.exe and don't pass it on.

If you have deleted JDBGMGR.EXE from your system, it can be restored by installing updated version of Microsoft Virtual Machine or Internet Explorer.

Please note that some e-mail worms (for example, Magistr) might sometimes send an infected JDBGMGR.EXE in an e-mail attachment, but this infection is caused by Magistr not JDBGMGR by itself. So the bottom line is, if you receive JDBGMGR.EXE or any other windows component by email, it is most probably a file infected by a virus. If you find JDBGMGR.EXE from your system directory, it is most probably a clean file.

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