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aussiebloke Help: Teddy Bear Virus? (17) RE: Help: Teddy Bear Virus? 14 Jun 02

For years eh?

Norton/Symantec list it as being known since April 12, 2002.

Datafellows list it as being known since April 2002, with a real virus using that same name (jdbgmgr.exe) known since May 2002.

Gargoyle, would you please provide us with your citation/source for your assertion that it has been known 'for years' please?

Oh, you cannot? I see. Maybe it is time you switched off your computer and went outside to play little boy...

The moral of the story? Always check with one or both of these sites before forwarding a virus message, and most definately check before deleting any files. The hallmarks of a virus are: Reference to an authority you will recognize; "Microsoft released this yesterday"; "Just announced on CNN", that sort of thing. They usually contain dire warnings of imminent disaster; "Will destroy sector zero", "This virus will make your ice-cream squishy", or worse...

Probably the most diagnostic sign of a hoax is the exhortation to "Send this to everyone on your list!" Always a dead giveaway. That, and fourteen exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - how can you take something seriously that has that?


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