Windows 3.1 Easter Egg - The Microsoft Bear

1.In enhanced mode, start a MS-DOS prompt.
2. Click on the System menu and bring up the Fonts page.
3. Look at the directory listing. Under WIN.COM, there should be a BEAR.EXE! Of course,it doesn't really exist. Here is the story behind the "Bear"

In Microsoft Jargon, a "bear" is a person who introduces a bug in a program and has to hold back the release date until it is fixed in the Beta Module. The bear is also featured inside the Product Credits screen as the little fuzzy Teddy bear.

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Contributed By: J.D on 10-31-2000
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Windows 3.1 IN ENHANCED MODE
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The Microsoft Bear Icon icon in the windows hard drive the exact bear.exe as described in this easter egg (though taken under a Chinese Windows 3.2)
The Microsoft Bear Icon icon in the windows hard drive the exact bear.exe as described in this easter egg (though taken under a Chinese Windows 3.2)

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Comments

There's also evidence of this "bear" in Windows 98 (Not sure about 95 or 98SE). In the Windows folder, there is a program named Setdebug.exe which has an icon that looks like a bear (You may have to right-click on it and select "Properties" to see the icon full size since Windows tends to default to list view in folders with more than 100 files).
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That bear is the icon for setdebug.exe in Windows 98 SE. I've seen many funny looking icons in Windows folders, and so I've seen it before, but haven't paid much attention to it.
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jamie writes:
this icon was part of a big "fake" virus scam where a e-mail was sent to loads of people telling them to delete this file as it was a virus it was not but beacuse the icon was a bear they thought it was and messed ther computer up big time lol
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dsly4425 writes:
If my memory serves correctly, the bear icon is actually part of a JAVA scripting program that is not crucial for all users, I think more can be gound at Norton's website
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Fyton5 writes:
Yes, The "setdebug.exe" is also in windows Xp nice story Btw. :p greets fyton5
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TechHeads writes:
Yes, Majin Freeza is right. The icon does look funny! It's in Windows 98 SE.
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burdeesrule writes:
This is in Windows 2000 as well.
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Majin Freeza writes:
sulfnbk.exe has a goofy lookin ikon!!
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