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#1 Nora10514

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:10 PM

How can I tell if I have the Windows 10 update that protects against this virus?  Also, how can I tell if my McAfee complete protection real time scanning is protecting me as well??



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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

I would say that if you have already installed the newest update, then you are good to go.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/87702-cumulative-update-kb4022716-windows-10-v1703-build-15063-447-a.html


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#3 britechguy

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:46 PM

The update that brings the dot build up to 15063.447 began rolling out over the last 24 hours.  I know that two of my three machines have it because I triggered Windows Update by hand to force the download.

 

By the time most of these sorts of things make the news either an OS patch is in place or, more likely, security suites have already updated their signature database and have an eye out to block them.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

I kept snoozing for the latest Windows update because I wanted to wait until the bugs were out.  the last time I installed a Windows update I had lots of problems,  However, yesterday some updates were performed automatically at startup but I do not know what it was!  How can I check if it covered the latest petya ransomwear?

 

Also, I am not aware of McAfee updates being done.  Do I need to initiate these or are they done automatically?



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

As @britechguy mentioned above, you can start Windows Update manually.

 

As @Rocky Bennett mentioned above, if you have all of the Windows updates installed (i.e Windows Update does not find anything to update) you are up to date on Windows patches.

 

You would need to look at the McAfee logs to see when it last updated.

 

The best approach is to have updates done automatically.

 

If you are concerned about "update issues", doing frequent full disk image backups, and daily backups of volatile (personal) data is the best defense.


Edited by jwoods301, 28 June 2017 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:34 PM

can someone tell me how to manually start a Windows update?   Thanks.



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:54 PM

Open Settings, Update & Security, and click the "Check for Updates" button right there on the first pane if the last checked time is not close enough to now for you.  Mine, at the moment, is noted as having last been checked at 12:26 PM this afternoon and it's now just before 7 PM.  I wouldn't bother doing another update check if the last one is just a few hours ago unless something *really* recent were going on that required an emergency patch of some sort.  I can't remember the last time that occurred.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:31 PM

You can also protect yourself against petya following the BC instructions here.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-not-killswitch-found-for-petya-notpetya-ransomware-outbreak/



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:30 AM

Windows 10 creator's edition is what I am using right now. What was the last update on it? Plus for protection I have Eset security program. I run a scan weekly and it says I am protected. What more to do to be sure I have no malwares in my pc?






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