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Protection again latest ransomware attack

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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:49pm
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jimtaylor

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I first heard about this latest bug on the news last night.

If you want to protect yourself, go to:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-not-killswitch-found-for-petya-notpetya-ransomware-outbreak/

Read all about it, then do what it says - the easiest way is to download the batch file, then right-click on it and run as administrator.

The files it creates are totally innocuous, so need need to think you're doing anything iffy.


Fpegman

Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:57am

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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:57am

Or download this  and chose the free one   http://www.iobit.com/en/malware-fighter.php

Lesleyrose

Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:06pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:06pm

jimtaylor wrote:

I first heard about this latest bug on the news last night.

If you want to protect yourself, go to:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-not-killswitch-found-for-petya-notpetya-ransomware-outbreak/

Read all about it, then do what it says - the easiest way is to download the batch file, then right-click on it and run as administrator.

The files it creates are totally innocuous, so need need to think you're doing anything iffy.


Does this apply to iPads iPhones ?

jimtaylor

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Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:43pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:43pm

No, it's Windows only. That's the main target, as there are a lot of Windows systems out there, many of them old and more vulnerable than Windows 10.

I know some Apple systems have been attacked, but I thought Apple were pretty good at updating their software as soon as a threat vector is identified.

Lesleyrose

Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:23pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:23pm

terrific Jim

Thank you

Les

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