Teddy bear virus hoax causes alarm
Thousands of users have reported receiving an email urging them to delete a file called JDBGMGR.EXE, which has a grey teddy bear icon.
The file is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java, a harmless file. Deleting it will not cause problems for most users.
JDBGMGR.EXE was by far the most commonly reported hoax to Sophos Antivirus in May and is set to dominate again this month, according to the company's senior technology consultant Graham Cluley.
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- Press Release: 'JDBGMGR' causing net confusion - Sophos says don't be duped by hoax (15 May 2002)
- News: The boy who cried worm (10 May 2002)
- Virus News: New Virus Hoax Terrorizes Users (2 May 2002)
- Press Release: Top Ten Viruses And Hoaxes Reported To Sophos In April 2002 (2 May 2002)