Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 09:40:39 -0500
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From: Stephen Eyres <Eyres.SAT@forces.gc.ca>
Subject: A different perspective on the "teddy bear" virus
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Charles Bowers wrote advising of a "teddy bear virus"--(jdbgmgr.exe) and
provided a method of removing it.
I checked with my IT section before doing anything about it. My IT help
desk person was are of this (as soon as I gave him the file name he asked
about the "teddy bear") and advised me that it was a hoax virus--not a virus
at all. What is more, he told me that REMOVING this file, which he
described as a java applet, would adversely affect my system.
In sum, people need to check with their IT support before taking any sort of
Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen A.T. Eyres, Ph.D.
Director Human Resources Research and Evaluation 4
(Operational Effectiveness and Leadership)
National Defence Headquarters
CANADA K1A 0K2
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