Don't get all too excited by this, this is a well-known
internet hoax. The e-mail warning message -IS- the 'virus'
jdbgmgr.exe is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java
and is a legitimate file. Note that there -is- a virus
that targets this file, but Norton has had it in their
database since May 2001
According to the Symantec (Norton) website:
Jdbgmgr.exe file hoax
Reported on: April 12, 2002
Last Updated on: February 12, 2003 08:27:21 PM
Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages
regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause
This is a hoax that, like the SULFNBK.EXE Warning hoax, tries to
persuade you to delete a legitimate Windows file from your computer.
Jdbgmgr.exe is the file to which the hoax refers, and it is the
Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java. The Jdbgmgr.exe file may be
installed when you install Windows.
NOTE: Recent versions of this hoax take advantage of the recent
outbreak of the W32.bugbear@mm worm and that the Jdbgmgr.exe file
mentioned in the hoax has a bear icon. The actual W32.bugbear@mm worm
file is an .exe file and does not have a bear icon.
The Windows Jdbgmgr.exe file has a teddy bear icon in the hoax, as
CAUTION: A virus can infect Jdbgmgr.exe. The W32.Efortune.31384@mm
virus, in particular, targets this file. Norton AntiVirus has provided
protection against W32.Efortune.31384@mm since May 11, 2001.
NOTE: If you have already deleted the Jdbgmgr.exe file, in most cases,
you do not have to re-install it. The following quote is extracted
from the Microsoft Knowledge Base article, "Virus Hoax: Microsoft
Debugger Registrar for Java (Jdbgmgr.exe) Is Not a Virus (Q322993)."
> BlankA virus has been passed to me by an email that ...
> The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or McAfee
> Anti-virus systems. ...