WannaCrypt cryptographer virus — how to protect the computer against the biggest attack in the history?
DriverPack contains specific means for eliminating vulnerability among the computer setup tools. You can download free protection against WannaCry virus for your PC and laptop which will secure your computer.
WannaCrypt blackmailer virus (named spontaneously WannaCry by the victims) attacked computers all over the world on May 12th, and infected the devices of more than 300,000 users in 150 countries. Western Europe, Russia, China are the most-stricken countries. In Great Britain, the virus disabled the Health Department’s networks and as a result brought to a halt hospitals all over the country. In China, the attack affected old computers at factories what caused a halt of a number of industries.
The main point of how this virus works is simple: it penetrates into your PC or laptop, and encodes absolutely all documents, files, and materials that it can find, and makes them unavailable for use. Then the intruders demand a great deal of money for decoding — about $300. However, there is no guarantee that you will get the access to your files back. At the present moment, there is no way of decoding the files by yourself, while the solutions that are being offered in the networks right now are either fishing or the way of spreading another virus or they just don’t work with 100% probability.
The PCs with operating system earlier than Windows 10 with open SMB ports are at the most risk. At the moment, half of the OS Windows users are at risk — 18% users use unlicensed Windows copies (automatically falling in the risk zone), 23% users disabled their Windows Update service (what prevents them from downloading the latest “hotfixes” from Microsoft), and another 6% are using out-of-date OS versions which just does not get the updates any more.
The conclusions from all the above are: the networks of the various firms and enterprises some of which still use OS such as Windows XP are at the highest risk. In case of the attack onto such networks, the data loss can cost enormous amount of money, and even if we talk about some “ransom” they will have to pay it out for each PC separately.
The main reason of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry) virus danger is that it spreads by using critical vulnerability in SMBv1 protocol of MS17-010 security system. It makes WannaCry actually invisible for antiviruses. The solution from DriverPack Solution enables to install update protecting the critical vulnerabilities of your system and to disable the out-of-date protocol which are the threat immediately and regardless of your license history and your OS version.