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Emsisoft recommendations re cyberattack

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I use EIS on a LAN. Does Emsisoft have any particular recommendations for avoiding infection by this cyberattack, other than keeping Windows patched?

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Hello,

If Windows is patched you're not even vulnerable for this attack and EIS shoudl block this. Generally speaking: keep Windows and other software up to date, keep your security software up to date, ensure you have recent backups and if you use RDP or similar, ensure it is properly secured with strong passwords.

For more information about this infection, also read our blog article: http://blog.emsisoft.com/2017/05/12/wcry-ransomware-outbreak/

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Just a note that Microsoft has issued a patch to protect XP and Win 8 users from the exploit too

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We also know that some of our customers are running versions of Windows that no longer receive mainstream support. That means those customers will not have received the above mentioned Security Update released in March. Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make the Security Update for platforms in custom support only, Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, broadly available for download (see links below).

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

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