Teddy bear virus hoax causes alarm

Friday, 7 June 2002, 12:34 PM EST

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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