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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2017, 09:12:02 PM »
Let's try this again:

1. I 'still' do not understand WHY the automatically installed 'Ransomware Shield' did not fix this vulnerability.

2. I was told that turning Windows Update on creates more problems than it solves so WHY can't I open/save the Windows 7 x64 patch file 'instead' of turning Windows Update on?
1. it's meant to protect not fix.
2.you received bad advice.  Sure you can manually download and install the patch.
Your computer, your choice. :)
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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 09:14:39 PM »
Bob:

1. Since the 'Ransomware Shield' protects not fixes, WHY did I receive the vulnerability warning?

2. Do I still need to install the MS17-010 update patch OR is turning Windows Update on and installing all cumulative updates and security updates available the better option since the MS17-010 update patch is included in the batch?
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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 09:15:40 PM »
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     I was told that turning on Windows Updates creates more problems than it solves so WHY can't I open/save the Windows 7 x64 patch file 'instead' of turning Windows Update on?
You can .... However,  turning off update will not give you any new (or missed) security patches
It is explained in the link above if you bother to read


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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2017, 09:18:00 PM »
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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2017, 09:19:30 PM »
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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2017, 09:22:16 PM »
Pondus:

You included two links and confused me so please paste it again.

If I am just installing the MS17-010 update patch, the article states to RUN it-Is RUNNING it the same as OPENING it or SAVING it?
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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2017, 09:27:27 PM »
If you don't know how to, then you should absolutely turn on win update

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2017, 09:28:47 PM »
I am asking if I am opening or saving the patch file-Can someone please tell me?

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2017, 09:28:57 PM »
You need to install ALL patches/fixes from Microsoft, not just that one.

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2017, 09:30:31 PM »
Eddy:

Why did my computer tech tell me to turn Windows Update off then?

« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 09:32:57 PM by Spiritual2016 »

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2017, 09:31:58 PM »
Because he is not a tech without relevant knowledge and gave you false information.

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2017, 09:32:44 PM »
He stated that sometimes there are bugs within updates, requiring Windows to be re-installed, so it is better to just avoid the hassle of potential issues and just turn Windows Update off.

By turning Windows Update on and installing all cumulative and security updates, will the MS17-010 update patch will be automatically installed as well?
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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2017, 09:37:59 PM »
If a car manufacturer tells you to return the car because there are problems with the breaks, you are not returning it because the mechanic can make a mistake while installing the new breaks and you rather drive on with the problematic ones ?
Go and install all updates for your system and let us know when you have done so.

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2017, 09:39:56 PM »
I will post an update shortly.

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Re: Vulnerable To Wannacry/DoublePulsar Attack Warning?
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2017, 09:42:48 PM »
I will post an update shortly.
If it's shortly, I doubt that you would have installed all the updates. :)
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