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Windows 7: WannaCrypt ransomware

02 Jul 2017   #11
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Callender, thanks for that explanation, I will always look for updates this way from now on. This was a real big headache for me so I really appreciate your help. I really couldn't follow some of the tutorials that were trying to explain how to check for this Patch, and the ones at the Official Links are the worst ones.

Nasty7


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02 Jul 2017   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here's an example. I ran my own compliance check using other software and this pops up:
WannaCrypt ransomware-saner.jpg
Well this type of software looks for installed updates and program version numbers and relies on database lookup to flag up issues.

A quick search for the vulnerability leads here:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-109 - Critical

So you'd think that you'd need to install KB3080446 to fix it.

However the fix is included in:

2017-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4022719)

which is already installed so there's no point in looking for or installing the "missing" KB3080446 patch.
WannaCrypt ransomware-microsoft-update-catalog.jpg


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02 Jul 2017   #13
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again, I had a good feeling it was there. I've spent countless hours learning how to Clean Install my favorite OS, W7, and was quite sure all important Updates were coming in as they should. Now I am certainly glad I did not try or install anything not needed with your help, and all the other Members here! Now gotta go order me some RAM so I can keep up a little better, only working with 4GB now, but always seem to get by with it so far. I wonder what happens when I run out...starts writing to "pagefile"?
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02 Jul 2017   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't know. I've never managed to use anywhere near 4Gb RAM
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03 Jul 2017   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yeah 4gb's always served me well until I started using photo shop and some other graphic's programs and they get hungry so I maxed out my acer machine to 8gb's it helped
Otherwise not sure all these browsers now days soak up the memory when having a bunch of open tabs or windows Chrome especially but Firefox... is pretty much the same.
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03 Jul 2017   #16
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's good to hear guy's as I'm trying to figure out my usage's and what I need. Seems like if I'm doing lot's of research and have many tabs open, and lot's of File Explorer Instances open things are getting pretty close to writing to the page file, but I never look. 6GB would surely suffice, but nowadays seems it's easier to go with 8 as lot's of pc's come with 4GB, so it's easy to just get another 4GB. I will eventually get me another 4GB Chip just to make things easier on the RAM Chips. I'm on my secondary Desktop now and it is running 46% RAM. I got by with 4GB for a long time lol, and never really needed it, but these days I'm leaving lot's of Tabs open along with many files...and ya gotta listen to some music at the same time right LOL. I'm lazy so use youtube for my music.
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03 Jul 2017   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I'd max it out
Good to watch the processor load and temperatures too if things get sluggish
This can be used on amd or Intel processors,
Download Core Temp - MajorGeeks

Although I like this one for Intel processors which is all I have
Download Real Temp | techPowerUp
Adds a temperature number on your action center side of the taskbar so it's easy to see
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