Recently a new malware WannaCry Ransonware has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide. learn more
That’s why recently Microsoft has released its security patch to prevent such type of attack, below are the detailed tutorial how to prevent your PC from Ransonware attack.
Steps to Install Latest Microsoft security patch for Ransonware in windows PC
- In Windows 10, go to Settings > Update & Security. You’ll see your update status there.
- In Windows 8.1, go to Settings > Change PC Settings > Update and recovery.
- In Windows 7, go to Control Panel > Windows Update.
If your update status says that your device is up to date, then you’re all set. Otherwise, Microsoft recommends you immediately install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010.
How can I help keep my PC secure?
Whether you are using a new PC or you’re using the same one you already have, there are some ways in which you can try to keep it more secure:
- Make sure your PC is up to date with the latest version of Windows
- Turn on Windows Defender to help protect you from viruses and malware
- Turn on File History
- Back up your PC data to some external device and cloud regularly
- Take advantage of storage space to maintain two copies of your PC data
- Only download from trusted sources
What is the risk of getting infected by Ransomware ?
- Visiting unsafe, suspicious, or fake websites.
- Opening emails and email attachments that you weren’t expecting or from people you don’t know.
- Opening malicious or bad links in emails, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media posts, or in instant messenger chats, like Skype.
It is difficult to recognize a fake email and webpage because they have bad spelling, or just look unusual. But check for strange spellings of company names (like “PayePal” instead of “PayPal”) or unusual spaces, symbols, or punctuation (like “iTunesCustomer Service” instead of “iTunes Customer Service”).
Ransomware can target any PC—whether it’s a home computer, PCs on an enterprise network, or servers used by a government agency.