Virus & Email Hoaxes

Virus & Email Hoaxes

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Virus Warning Hoax

The email refers to a file called "JDBGMGR.EXE", which has a teddy bear as its icon. The email suggests that if you find that file on your system, you should immediately delete it. DO NOT DO THIS.

In actual fact, the file is a harmless part of Microsoft's Windows program (the Java Debugger Manager, for those who want to know all the details).

If you have deleted the file already, you may notice some animations on some Internet sites are not working. Click below for instructions on recovering this file.

Recovering the JDBGMGR.EXE file

Email Hoaxes

There are lots of email hoaxes around, and one of the most common questions that lands in my Inbox is 'is this email for real?'. In general, any email that promises money for forwarding it on will be bogus. Just like a chain letter - did you ever receive that 1000 postcards as a kid? Nope!

Don't believe that Bill Gates is giving away his money. Don't believe that a cure for cancer will be found and don't delete any files from your system.

You only need to continue to do two things:

1) Install and KEEP MAINTAINING your anti virus software package. For example, Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus has a Live Update feature, which will update itself regularly when you're online.
2) Check the validity of virus warnings before you decide to forward them on - the link below is a good one to keep handy.

Symantec's Virus Warning Hoax List

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some of my favourites:

Alt + Tab = task switching. My 8yr old daughter loves this one - hold down the Alt key and slowing keep pressing Tab and you'll see all the programs you have open come up on a task bar. When the one you want is highlighted, let go of both Tab and Alt.

Windows Key + M = Minimise all windows and return to the Desktop.

Ctrl + Enter = once I've finished composing an email in Outlook or Outlook Express, Ctrl+Enter is the shortcut for SEND.

Ctrl + W = to close any document, spreadsheet, etc.

Right Mouse Click = try it! Brings up a shortcut menu relative to wherever you click.

Ctrl + Y'ing out!!

(If you 'Undo' [Ctrl + Z} in Word and most other Windows applications, and want to change your mind, Ctrl + Y is the shortcut for 'Redo'.)


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