Due to the confusion, you’re all facing regarding to Wanna-Cry
Her is a summary for all required updates to protect your windows environment against this virus
1- Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
- 2017-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4019264)
- April, 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4015552)
- April, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4015549)
- March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4012215)
- March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update (KB4012212)
If you have any of those patches already installed, then you are good to go. Don’t be confused. There’s no reason to download or install them all, unless you have absolutely none of those patches. Just install the latest release one which is 2017-05 (KB4019264) or (KB4012212).
2- Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
- 2017-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4019215)
- April, 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4015553)
- April, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4015550)
- March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4012216)
- March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update (KB4012213)
If you have any of those patches, you’re fine. If not please install (KB4019215) or (KB4012213).
3- Windows 10
Microsoft claim that “nobody running Windows 10 was infected.” I can’t confirm that. But to be safe please install the latest CU for each build
- KB4016871 – Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703
- KB4019472 – Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607
- KB4019473 – Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511
- KB4019474 – Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1507
Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website’s FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem… A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, website, etc. Unimaginable.
KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes and deletes unused or unwanted files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. You will be surprised at how much junk one computer can store in what seems to be unreachable hiding places.
Ccleaner can also clean traces of your online activities such as your Internet history, cookies, toolbar records, temporary files, and even your form data. It also contains a fully featured registry cleaner which removes unused or old registry entries. This is great because cleaning the registry is a dangerous business.
There are many other programs similar to CCleaner, however this program is free and works very well.
CCleaner cleans thoroughly and quickly. If you use the default Windows cleaners they never really remove all of the required junk.
Of course, like with any system cleaning program, you will have to be careful when deleting files and registry entries.
If you are inexperienced then you should set a system restore point before using this program.
You can run CCleaner to remove all Temporary Internet Files, temp files, history and cookies. It can also delete invalid registry files and more. When you go to the page to download it, choose the alternative download and it should start immediately.
Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to recover deleted files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Of course there are no guarantees that this will work for you, however the quicker you try to get the deleted files back, the better chance you have of recovery. The less you use your computer, the more likely a chance of recovering your files. Recuva will find your deleted files and tell you the status, if it is recoverable or not.
It is an amazing program and it is unbelievable to be free.