WannaCry Ransomware Protection

What is WannaCry Ransomware?

The ransomware cyberattack known as “WannaCry” is a Malware which infected hundreds of thousands of computers globally on Friday, but the malware was first detected in March and publicly reported stolen from the United States National Security Agency a month later.

Till date Computers and ATM machines of 100 of countries are infected from this Malware. it will encrypt all your data so you won’t be able to access it. They will demand some money in form of bitcoin within limited time period.

Below is a screenshot of the ransom note left on an infected machine:

note on WannaCry infected machine

WannaCry infected machine

How to Prevent PC from WannaCry Ransomware?

Disabling SMB will prevent against  WannaCry Attacks.

SMB comes enabled by default on any Windows Machine, which users are advised to disable immediately.

Below are two methods to disable SMB on your machine:

Method 1: Uptick SMB option on windows feature list. That is Turn Windows features on or off popup window.

Method 2: Run shell command “Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName smb1protocol” ref: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/powershell/windows/dism/disable-windowsoptionalfeature

Use it and live Safe!!

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