Information on Virus Hoaxes:
Information on Misc. Deceptive Software
Linfield has in place antiviral protection on its email system. This software will warn the receiver of the presence of a virus, advise them of procedures to remedy the problem and disinfect the message. Linfield's virus protection covers users with Linfield email accounts (Outlook and WebMail). There is no virus protection for those using an external email system (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo, MSN, etc.) except for personal anti-virus software downloaded to your local computer.
Recently, viruses have starting using the network and open ports to directly infect computers. Consequently the spread is very rapid. In response to this, ITS re-evaluated the virus defense strategy and devised improvements.
The ITS Department strongly supports anti-virus protection at the personal user level. Virus protection will be installed on Linfield faculty, staff, and lab computers by the ITS department.
Most emailings that are propagated for the purpose of warning people about potential catastrophic viruses are hoaxes. These hoax emails can sometimes be as bad as an actual virus, taking up valuable email server space and causing undo stress. Don’t forward any email you are unsure of.
Two of the 120 possible subject lines are "returned mail" and "undeliverable mail" sometimes leading the recipient to believe the attachment is returned email when it is actually the virus. The virus also tries to make the recipient believe it is a patch or virus removal tool. No reputable organization will send such a program via unsolicited email.
The Klez virus infects computers in three major ways:
* Nullify unneeded risk by neither providing nor using shares that are writeable by anonymous persons (or viruses).
* Treat email attachments and other unknown software with care
* Keep your anti-virus software up to date
To remove the virus, visit your antivirus software's website and download the tool they post to work with their software. (ex: symantec.com for Norton Antivirus)
Removal Antivirus software companies are still analyzing this worm and are in the process of updating their signature files to include Nimda. For more information on removing Nimda from your system, see McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec.
Follow these steps to contain this worm:
This is a hoax that tries to persuade you to delete a legitimate Windows file from your computer. The file that the hoax refers to, Jdbgmgr.exe, is a Java Debugger Manager. It is a Microsoft file that is installed when you install Windows.
If you have already deleted the Jdbgmgr.exe file, some Java applets may not run correctly. This is not a critical system file. The file version may vary with your operating system and version of Internet Explorer. However, if you notice certain web pages acting strange, you can download a new version of Java Virtual Machine.