Response To The Teddy Bear Icon Virus Warning - AndyPryke.com
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You recently sent me an email warning of the dangers of the "Teddy Bear Icon" virus. This is a hoax, not a real virus. See:
http://hoaxinfo.com/jdbgmgr.htm

Before acting on virus warnings or chain letters, it's best to check some sites like:
http://www.vmyths.com/

Another good way to check is to do a google search. In this case you could search for "teddy bear icon" or the name of the file:"jdbgmgr.exe"

Note that there are some of these warnings which encourage you to delete files which your computer needs. If you deleted these files, you would probably need to get an expert in to fix your PC.

For more info, you may also want to read:
http://www.andypryke.com/pub/EmailVirusesAndChainLetters

Example of the chain email:

>hello everybody, i'm afraid i might have passed a virus on to you. please do what it says below, i did and found the teddybear icon. sorry about this.
>elke
>
>
>
>Dear All
>A virus has been passed to me by a contact. My
>address book WAS infected. Since you are in my address book, there is a good
>chance you will find it in your computer too. 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 you sent Emails
>or not, to your contacts. Here's how to check for the virus and how to get
>rid of it.
>PLEASE DO THIS!
>1 Go to Start, Find or serch option
>2 In the file folder option type the name jdbgmgr.exe
>3 Be sure you serch you C: drive and all sub folders and any other drives
>you may have
>4 Click "find now"
>5 The Virus has a teddy bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe DO NOT OPEN
>IT!
>6 Go to edit (on the menu bar) and choose "select all"
>to highligt 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.
>
>If you find the virus you must contact all of the people in your address
>book so they can eradicate it in their own
>address books!
>
>To do this:
>1 Open a new email message
>2 Click the icon of the address book next to the "To"
>3 Highlight every name and add to "BCC"
>4Copy this message and paste to email
>Again sorry for the inconvenience.


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