The Jdbgmgr.exe file is a legitimate Windows file and any messages instructing you to delete it are a hoax!
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On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 22:50:32 -0700, Miriam L. Mueller wrote:
>Received this notice from friends, and found the bugger on my system >three times. Please see with apologies:
> We have just reveived a new and devious virus from one of our South >American correspondents, the Osito (Little Bear) Virus, that travels via >e-mail address books; it lies dormant in the computers it accesses for >two weeks, then activates. Neither Norton nor McAfee block it, nor does >Postini at our local MCN server. You all need to take the following steps >immediately:
>1) Click on the Start button; then click Search.
>2) Select Files and in the Name box write: jdbgmgr.exe.
>3) Make sure you are in the C Drive.
>4) Click the Search Now button.
>5) If you have it, the virus will appear with a little Teddy Bear icon: >jdbgmgr.exe. DON'T OPEN IT!
>6) In the menu bar click Edit, then Select All; this will highlight the >virus file; again, DO NOT OPEN IT.
>7) Go back to the menu bar and click on File; then click Delete.
>8) Go to the Recycle Bin and empty it without opening the virus file.
>That should take care of it. If you do find this virus on our machine, >then you need to inform everyone in your address books. To do so, open a >new e-mail message window and click on the TO: icon, which will take you >to your Address Book; highlight every address in your book and place it >in the BCC (Blind Copies) box. Copy this message, fill in the Subject >box, and send it. This last step is important, both to keep your regular >correspondents from being infected and to keep your own machines from >being reinfected.
>Sorry for the hassle! It's just part of our virtual world.