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How to Secure your System against WannaCry Ransome-ware

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How to Secure your System against WannaCry Ransome-ware

Postby Softex » 13 May 2017, 19:02

#Security Alert

Threat Name
Wanna/Cry or Wanna/Crypt Ransomeware

Affected Systems:
Windows Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8 , Windows 10 (All Variations)
Windows Server 2008 , Windows Server 2012 (All Variations)

Threat Description:
Since the Latest threat Ransom-ware Wanna-cry attacks a specific windows service Called SMBV1 on above mentioned Windows Systems, the first and fastest line of protection is to Disable this service on your computer and server immediately till you download the fix for your operating system via the auto-update

Below are Steps to Disable the affected service on your windows Systems

How to Disable SMBv1 Service for customers running Windows Vista and later
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2696547 , Details Here
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2696547/how-to-enable-and-disable-smbv1,-smbv2,-and-smbv3-in-windows-vista,-windows-server-2008,-windows-7,-windows-server-2008-r2,-windows-8,-and-windows-server-2012


Alternative method for customers running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 and later
For client operating systems:
Open Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.
In the Windows Features window, clear the SMB1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support checkbox, and then click OK to close the window.
Restart the system.

For server operating systems:
Open Server Manager and then click the Manage menu and select Remove Roles and Features.
In the Features window, clear the SMB1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support check box, and then click OK to close the window.
Restart the system.


This will disable the windows service that the New threat Ransom-Ware use to hack into your system

Stay Safe :)
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