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Old 05-15-17, 01:55 PM   #1
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WannaCrypt

http://pcworld.com/article/3196523/s...re-attack.html

So anyone here actually get this on their PC?
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Old 05-15-17, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: WannaCrypt

This is why I kept telling people to get rid of XP (and an assumption they would then properly patch the newer OS they installed)

You are really just a dumb ass if you got hit by this

I do find it funny that MS released a free patch to the public for XP for this specific exploit.
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Old 05-16-17, 07:50 AM   #3
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Re: WannaCrypt

Is this an NSA weapon really, or just a flaw that Windows never did anything about?
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Old 05-16-17, 08:36 AM   #4
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Re: WannaCrypt

Its a vulnerability that the NSA discovered and weaponized, and MS patched the hole for supported OS's back in March.

I think the criticism is that the US govt didn't inform MS of the vulnerability earlier.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...ulnerabilities


I think the NSA knows most of the rest of the world is still using XP

One thing I am sure of, there are more...
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Old 05-16-17, 09:20 AM   #5
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Meanwhile Macs continue to go on unaffected...
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Old 05-16-17, 01:09 PM   #6
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Re: WannaCrypt

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Meanwhile Macs continue to go on unaffected...
..........and are still hunks of junk
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Old 05-16-17, 03:18 PM   #7
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Meanwhile Macs continue to go on unaffected...
Do some research, Macs have malware of their own to deal with these days and THAT attitude is making the attacks successful
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Old 05-16-17, 09:16 PM   #8
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Re: WannaCrypt

Just keep your updates up to date, backups current, surf safe, don't be a dumbass, and you should be fine.

You can criticize XP all you want to but for its day it was the best, most widely used OS MS had ever made. If software developers hadn't abandoned it I'd still be using it, in fact it's still installed on my other laptop and still use it from time to time. I still have no desire to use Windows 10, 7 is fine with me. Apple can bite me.
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Old 05-16-17, 10:01 PM   #9
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Re: WannaCrypt

I can't update my Windows 7 laptop.

Windows Update won't download anything since last year when I took measures to prevent it from downloading fucking Windows 10. I don't use it often, mostly just for use on public wifi and if I need to use Word or Excel or something, but I'd still like to secure it.

Any way to bypass Windows Update and manually download and install updates?
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Old 05-16-17, 10:11 PM   #10
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Re: WannaCrypt

Go here and type in the KB install update number that won't download for you. It'll give you the options for all of the Windows OS's. You should be able to do it that way.

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx
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Old 05-16-17, 10:44 PM   #11
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Re: WannaCrypt

Clearing out the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder should fix the Windows Update issue.

Start > type cmd > right-click Run As Admin

type:
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits

Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and try to delete everything in there.

Reboot and type: wuapp and run Windows Update.

Might have to later type:
net start wuauserv
net start bits
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Old 05-16-17, 10:58 PM   #12
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^ yes that is a good generic start to fixing updates

but Josh-da-man I think I know what you did to stop windows 10 from being downloaded and installed and there is more to fixing it than the generic steps

If my brain worked, I would tell you what the extra steps are sorry, maybe it will come to me
There are two specific windows 7 updates that you have to download and install manually to fix what you did as steps over and above what Ranger posted, but try what he posted and see what it does

There is also an MS Fix It tool that might help. I will I could find the article about the two kbs that need manually installed....


I know this isn't the magic bullet, but the rollup update for win 7 MIGHT also fix it if you install manually

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...er-2008-r2-sp1
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Old 05-16-17, 11:18 PM   #13
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Also Start > type services.msc and make sure Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Service aren't on Disabled.

And in wuapp > Manage Settings, you can set it to let you choose what to download/install or Never check for updates and do a manual check for updates within the wuapp.
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Old 05-17-17, 08:02 AM   #14
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Re: WannaCrypt

I actually did a couple of things...

The first thing I tried to do was block the Windows 10 update from Update, but it kept showing up. So then I just switched from automatic updates to select what updates I want.

A while after that I ran one of the programs that would block Windows 10 from installing in order to get the crap that had already downloaded off of my HD.

I'm not sure where Windows Update got fucked. But it hangs when it attempts to download things from the list of updates, or even download the new updates that are available. (There's nothing on my list past April 2016, or whenever.) Microsoft Security Essentials also doesn't want to update. It won't download new definitions on its own now, and I can usually only manually update it immediately after I've booted up.

Next time I turn my laptop on, I'll try some of this stuff.

Pity, Windows 7 was 100% trouble free until the Windows 10 bullshit.
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^ yes that is a good generic start to fixing updates

but Josh-da-man I think I know what you did to stop windows 10 from being downloaded and installed and there is more to fixing it than the generic steps
Never10, if I recall correctly.

I might want to google that and I see if I can find any fixes.
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Old 05-24-17, 12:32 PM   #16
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Re: WannaCrypt

I can't find the two kb numbers that will unscrew you. But the short story is there are two kbs you need to manually download from MS and install individually (in the correct order) then you run the MS Fix it utlity to fix windows update problems. I had done this on 3 machines where someone had run something to block the win 10 update and broke all updates, I just can't find the 2 kb numbers

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try the steps here

https://www.howtogeek.com/247380/how...it-gets-stuck/

these might be the 2 kbs, but doing the other steps wont hurt

KB3020369, April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7
KB3172605, July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1

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