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Windows 7: heartbleed bug/virus

12 Apr 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Yes you should. In addition, you should clear your browser history, auto form filling and password storage in the browser. If you use Chrome or Firefox or forks thereof, you should opt to check for SSL certicate revocation too.

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12 Apr 2014   #12

64-bit Windows 7 Professional

Thanks for the tip, did not know that :)

The last box too? Active X

I have Chrome installed but do not use it, I use the explorer. Something else to do in the internet explorer ?
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12 Apr 2014   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Just for interest, here's the email I got from Namecheap the other day....
Hello Noel,

A critical OpenSSL vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed” was discovered recently. IMPORTANT: It is very likely that you are impacted by this vulnerability. Read on for more info.

Details you should know:
1. This is not a vulnerability with SSL Certificates or Namecheap.
2. SSL/TLS is not broken, nor are the digital certificates issued by Comodo or Symantec brands.
3. Users of OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f with the heartbeat extension enabled are affected. OpenSSL version 1.0.1g addresses the vulnerability, as well as OpenSSL instances compiled without the heartbeat extension.
4. As a precaution to protect your data, we highly recommend that all Namecheap users change their account passwords.

We have created a detailed Knowledgebase article where you can learn about Heartbleed, determine whether you are affected, and find out what to do next. Please read the article as soon as you can. It’s located here:

Take care of yourselves, your domains, certificates and servers!
Thank you and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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12 Apr 2014   #14

64-bit Windows 7 Professional

I do not know much about it but it seems like something out of a movie.

I think there will be a percentage of users who have not changed their passwords.
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