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lovemyshiba
02-20-2003, 10:22 AM
I just got a pop up on my screen that said my computer has a virus that cannot be repaired--the name of it was "bugbear-exg" or something like that.
I think I remember that being one of the hoax viruses I got last year--anyone know??

Jessica12345
02-20-2003, 10:46 AM
I dont know but something popped up on my screen saying i had a viris, but it was kazza and it repaired itself after we deleted it.

bugbear? never heard of that one.:confused:

lovemyshiba
02-20-2003, 10:48 AM
last year I got this email saying to delete a file because it had become contaminated--I paniced and deleted it, only to recieve another email a few hours later saying it was a hoax--I'm just trying to remember if that was it:confused:

Randi
02-20-2003, 11:03 AM
lovemyshiba! I just checked on the site I usually use. It appears to be true, but have a look yourself! :)

Always be careful with exe. files!

http://www.truthorfiction.com/virus.htm

slleipnir
02-20-2003, 11:33 AM
I remember that too, it was like a bear for an icon, or atleast the one im thinking of, everyone was saying you had to delete it, but it was just a hoax..I guess ppl can just get off by saying this is a virus delete it, so you damage your computer on your own without them having to send a real virus..

boscibo
02-20-2003, 02:43 PM
Randi is right - two different things. The jdbgmgr (the one with the bear icon) (http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/jdbgmgr.htm) "virus" is a hoax, but unfortunately the Bugbear (http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/bugbear.htm ) virus is real.