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How to prevent wannacry infection while resetting the PC.

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I would like to ask how to reduce the risk of wannacry infection when reformating a  windows 10 PC?  And Would I be exposed while updating to the to the latest version of windows 10?

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For reinstallation media, always use the Media Creation tool to ensure as much updates as possible are included (this is generally a good idea because it also reduces the amount of updates you'll have to install after installation): https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

As for the rest, the vulnerability is/was in the SMB (server message block) protocol, which is not something an average home user requires, if you are concerned you can just reinstall Windows without network connection, go to Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On and Off and in the populated list locate SMB1, uninstall this before continuing.

 

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