Saturday, January 15, 2005
go to this link and download AVG.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE FROM ANY SITE OTHER THAN THE PUBLISHER OF THAT SOFTWARE, OR A SAFE LINK SUCH AS "TUCOWS"
AVG is FREE and is as good at removing viruses as Norton or MacAfee. It will quarantine and neutralize the Startpage.4.AP Trojan Horse while providing a shield againsst future infection. It is your responsibility to UPDATE AVG frequently.
If you received an email from a friend, apologizing for having sent you the "jdbe.exe" virus, or the "jdbg.exe virus", DO NOT SEARCH FOR THOSE FILES AND DO NOT DELETE THEM.
Those are legitimate files written by Microsoft, and they are an integral part of Windows.
The "jdbe/jdbg.exe" hoax is an old game which seems to be going around again. If you have already searched for those files and deleted them, it probably won't matter much, you can always reinstall Windows or do a system restore.
In the future, get your virus information from more reliable sources.