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98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7

 
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98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
the rest were using running Windows XP.

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"According to data released today by Kaspersky Lab, roughly 98 percent of the computers affected by the ransomware were running some version of Windows 7, with less than one in a thousand running Windows XP. 2008 R2 Server clients were also hit hard, making up just over 1 percent of infections."
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Thats because they want to blackmail everyone into using windows ten.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Perfect time to upgrade to Win10. Muhhaahaaaa

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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Is that because NK use Windows 7?
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
wow, thanks for the pin.

now everybody go get linux!


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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Windows update stopped working for most Windows 7 computers I came across. I had to run some manual updates in order to get Windows update working again.
I think it had to do with the GWX (get Windows ten) files sent to all Windows 7 computers.
Many people were probably un-patched without realizing it.
Windows update would just hang and continue to search for updates and never completing.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Want to upgrade now?
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Back in January when I was having the Win7 updates issues I found a post that helped me fix the issue. Luckily I fixed it before wannacry came out.

hang-the-9 Sep 2, 2016, 10:34 AM

Every time I have run across a failed Win 7 update issue, the two patches that fixed it every time were KB3020369 and then KB3172605. If you run the patch and it sits at checking for updates when you run it, kill the wusa task, then stop and start the update service. Run the patch again, it will install.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
I have Windows 7 am I fucked?
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
They must have been gaming... That's the only thing windows is good for...LOL
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
I have Windows 7 am I fucked?
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Yes 1rof1
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
I have Windows 7 am I fucked?
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No, just make sure you have the latest updates and that Windows Update is working properly.

Who knows what else was in the NSA tool release but at least patch what you can.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Windows update stopped working for most Windows 7 computers I came across. I had to run some manual updates in order to get Windows update working again.
I think it had to do with the GWX (get Windows ten) files sent to all Windows 7 computers.
Many people were probably un-patched without realizing it.
Windows update would just hang and continue to search for updates and never completing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69322556


So it wasn't just me? I would occasionally try to run manual updates but it would never fetch the updates, Windows 7 Pro.

The first thing I do when I get a computer is turn off the automatic updates.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
I have Windows 7 am I fucked?
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No, just make sure you have the latest updates and that Windows Update is working properly.

Who knows what else was in the NSA tool release but at least patch what you can.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69322556


Windows pissed me off the other day by restarting my computer to install updates the minute I walked out of the room so guess I'm safe.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Thats because they want to blackmail everyone into using windows ten.
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I'm curious as to why upgrading is a bad idea. As this illustrates, security is the main issue.

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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Windows update stopped working for most Windows 7 computers I came across. I had to run some manual updates in order to get Windows update working again.
I think it had to do with the GWX (get Windows ten) files sent to all Windows 7 computers.
Many people were probably un-patched without realizing it.
Windows update would just hang and continue to search for updates and never completing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69322556


I tuned off updates sept 2015. W7 enterprise with malwarebytes is all u need. Fuck bill gates and his virusware
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
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Yes.
Install Linux Mint.
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‘There are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.’ - General Mattis, USMC

8 U.S.C. § 1182(f)
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
 Quoting: Win 7 Update 37901311


Yes.
Install Linux Mint.
 Quoting: The Comedian :D


Problem is 99 percent of applications are made for Windows.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
I have Windows 7 am I fucked?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35919935


No, just make sure you have the latest updates and that Windows Update is working properly.

Who knows what else was in the NSA tool release but at least patch what you can.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69322556


Windows pissed me off the other day by restarting my computer to install updates the minute I walked out of the room so guess I'm safe.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35919935


Feels good to be in control of your data, eh?
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Gotta keep that MSFT stock price up
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Windows update stopped working for most Windows 7 computers I came across. I had to run some manual updates in order to get Windows update working again.
I think it had to do with the GWX (get Windows ten) files sent to all Windows 7 computers.
Many people were probably un-patched without realizing it.
Windows update would just hang and continue to search for updates and never completing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69322556


Same here.
There's a manual fix, but it's not like they advertise it; you have to go looking and find it.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Micro$oft needs to be slapped silly with a class action suit over the GWX forced upgrade BS and all the ensuing problems.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
 Quoting: Win 7 Update 37901311


Yeah, you want to install the March 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7

[link to support.microsoft.com (secure)]
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
 Quoting: Win 7 Update 37901311


Yes.
Install Linux Mint.
 Quoting: The Comedian :D


Problem is 99 percent of applications are made for Windows.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35919935


There's always dual booting. ;)
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Thats because they want to blackmail everyone into using windows ten.
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THIS!
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Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
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Yeah, you want to install the March 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7

[link to support.microsoft.com (secure)]

Thanks Neo.
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Gotta keep that MSFT stock price up
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WINDOWS 7 TURN OFF YOUR UPDATES, BUY 3RD PARTY MALWARE, ANTIVRUS. YOUVE BEEN BRAINWASHES INTO THINKING YOU NEED SOFTWARE UPDATES.
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
 Quoting: Win 7 Update 37901311


Yes.
Install Linux Mint.
 Quoting: The Comedian :D


Problem is 99 percent of applications are made for Windows.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35919935


Isn't there some Linux application that allows Linux to RUN Windows applications?
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Re: 98% Of WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7
Any steps to now update Win 7 without it updating your sys to 10?
 Quoting: Win 7 Update 37901311


Yes.
Install Linux Mint.
 Quoting: The Comedian :D


Problem is 99 percent of applications are made for Windows.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35919935


Isn't there some Linux application that allows Linux to RUN Windows applications?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74925071


Wine


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