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Windows 10 creator's edition plus Eset security program

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#1 JacobIdris


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:57 AM

I have the aforementioned OS and security products at hand but I heard a lot of fully patched Windows 10 were infected with Petya malware. Although, I have not got a single notification from my security firewalls or any filter but my friends were insisting it might have been exposed to that malware. 


Explain me how is it possible and if yes, it is infected, how to get it out? What are the common symptoms? 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:26 AM

Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

Analysis It is now increasingly clear that the global outbreak of a file-scrambling software nasty targeting Microsoft Windows PCs was designed not to line the pockets of criminals, but spread merry mayhem.

NotPetya Is a Cyber-Weapon. It's Not Ransomware

The NotPetya ransomware that encrypted and locked thousands of computers across the globe yesterday and today is, in reality, a disk wiper meant to sabotage and destroy computers, and not ransomware. This is the conclusion of two separate reports coming from Comae Technologies and Kaspersky Lab experts. Experts say that NotPetya also known as Petya, Petna, ExPetr operates like a ransomware, but clues hidden in its source code reveal that users will never be able to recover their files.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where victims can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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