How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

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How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by wd » June 29th, 2017, 6:13 am

yahoo tech lol ... they can't even keep themselves from getting hacked ;)

main thing to do is patch your system have good image backup that is not connected to system after backup
helpful are the anti exploit softeare from Sophos or Malwarebytes but not free

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by Irabbit » June 29th, 2017, 9:28 am

Since I cannot update my wife's computer because it refuses to update, will restricting admin rights as suggested in the article be of any benefit?

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by Irabbit » June 29th, 2017, 4:19 pm

I looked at this from cnet: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/petya-golde ... 2752533722
It mentioned the Windows Server Message Block (SMS) vulnerability and provided a link to MS for a security download to fix this. I went to the MS Security Bulletin MS17-010 from that link (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 7-010.aspx) & did download that for Windows 7 64 bit and I was able to get that installed on my wife's computer. Do you know of any other individual security patch that I need and could try to get on my wife's computer?

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by wd » June 30th, 2017, 11:28 am

is your still failing on the may patch ? and yes it would be better if here main longin was not admin you should make a separate admin account on that system login to it then reduce her rights one less thing to worry about

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by Irabbit » June 30th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Thanks. Yes, the cumulative update doesn't want to install. Would it be possible to find the individual updates that are included the cumulative update and try them individually?

I did create a new admin account on her computer which I keep logged off and have a significant password set up for login. I changed her account to non-admin.

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by Irabbit » July 2nd, 2017, 4:24 pm

I downloaded and installed the June security only update on my wife's computer. I will continue to download and try to install the security only updates if they will continue to install on her computer.

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Post by wd » July 4th, 2017, 9:32 am

I had a server that stopped failing may update after the june update did it clear the problem for you

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Post by wd » July 4th, 2017, 9:32 am

I had a server that stopped failing may update after the june update did it clear the problem for you

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Re: How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Post by Irabbit » July 4th, 2017, 11:49 am

I haven't tried to do the full cumulative update, just the security update. I may try again when the July update comes out.

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