Update your computer.
  • Update your computer.

  • Microsoft has patched the security flaw that Wanacrypt exploits in March 2017 for computers running Windows Vista or newer.

  • Windows Vista support has ended since 11th April 2017

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Windows XP, Server 2003 and 8 support has ended.
  • Windows XP, Server 2003 and 8 support has ended.

  • Although Mircosoft has ended Windows XP support in 2014, Server 2003 in 2015 and Windows 8 (Not 8.1) in 2016. Microsoft has issued a patch for Windows XP (both 32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2003 (Both Server 2003 and 2003 R2) and Windows 8.

  • Since Windows XP, Server 2003 and 8 support has ended you should upgrade your computer to a newer version of Windows.

  • You can download the updates here

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  • Keep an up-to-date Antivirus. An Antivirus is very important to protect your self against virus attacks

  • You can help your Antivirus by installing an Anti-Malware program such as Malwarebytes or Hitman Pro

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  • Backup your important files. You can do this by USB flash drive/hard drive.

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  • Disable SMB 1 on your computer, you can learn how here

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  • Sorry but your files are lost forever... :(

  • DON'T pay the ransom as there is no proof that you'll get your files back!

  • Disconnect your computer from your network to prevent it from spreading.

  • Reinstall Windows, if you need help, Click here

  • This is where your backup comes into play as the backed up files can be recovered and you can continue working.

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This is how to protect your self from Wanacrypt.

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