Also known as Wanna Decryptor or WCry is the fastest emerging ransomware, here we present you all possible ways to prevent it.

WannaCry, widely reported as the most significant ransomware attack to date, was first detected on Friday in Britain, crippling hospitals and doctors’ offices – and even causing some patients to be refused for treatment. It also created significant disruptions in Ukraine, India and Taiwan, France and Germany.

How to Prevent ?

A. Disable Server Message Block (SMB)

It is widely accepted that these ransomwares attack open ports of SMBs, disable SMB by following these steps :

1. Run Windows Features (found in Uninstall Programs or search)
2. Untick SMB 1.0 / CIFS File Sharing Support
3. Restart your PC

B. Install Security Update by Microsoft

Microsoft has officially release a security update with definitions that identify vulnerable ransomware.

1. Go to this page : Click Here
2. Chose your operating system and download the update
3. Install it normally and restart your PC

C. Update Windows Defender

Microsoft has also launched new definitons for Windows Defender, you may update it as :

1. Run Windows Defender
2. Go to Update Tab and click on Update button

D. Monitor your surfing and downloads

In such scenario, your browsing activities might take you into trouble, follow these steps :

1. Visit site that are protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which means the sites with https
2. Do not download ANYTHING from non trusted sites

E. Backup Data

Yes, it is the right time to backup your important data, as above instructions are to prevent ransomware, not to stop it.

1. Buy an external Hard Disk Drive
2. Backup Important Data or upload on Google Drive

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Security Update by Microsoft | Microsoft Guide to Prevent