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Well, get the patch if you are running XP to protect your machine from the wannacry worm.


Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack

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should I not download it?
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There are still people on Windows XP? I thought they stopped supporting XP, too.
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norespect sure thing Gates. Please do get close enough so I can strangle you.
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There are still people on Windows XP? I thought they stopped supporting XP, too.
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only a complete dumbass would be on anything higher than XP
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There are still people on Windows XP? I thought they stopped supporting XP, too.
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Exactly, this is why issuing a patch for XP is 'highly unusual'...
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Microsoft you know what you did --YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID!!!

Or, more precisely, did not do. For example when autoruns was made, did you promote that dude to head of design? No, you dumbfucks paid him off and gave him a small chest of specialness, while you ran the company off a cliff, danconia style.

There are many ways to stop this shit from infecting an XP machine. And also, some scientists say, there might even be a way to have android be secure as well. I suppose we won't know until the day of truth.
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Well, get the patch if you are running XP to protect your machine from the wannacry worm.


Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack

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This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
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Well, get the patch if you are running XP to protect your machine from the wannacry worm.


Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack

[link to www.theverge.com (secure)]

[link to blogs.technet.microsoft.com (secure)]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13127957


This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
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Interesting concept...

Hmm.





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This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
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Exactly what I was thinking, too.
I can't imagine that Microsoft suddenly started giving a shit.
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FUCK THAT SHIT
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This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
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Exactly what I was thinking, too.
I can't imagine that Microsoft suddenly started giving a shit.
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I mean it almost forces a ton of people to upgrade to Windows 10 which is their goal anyways. It also fucks up anyone who had pirated software and had windows update turned off.
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This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72222427


Exactly what I was thinking, too.
I can't imagine that Microsoft suddenly started giving a shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74661623


I mean it almost forces a ton of people to upgrade to Windows 10 which is their goal anyways. It also fucks up anyone who had pirated software and had windows update turned off.
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Why? Download the patch and install it manually, with a fallback position. NEVER turn on Windoze Upskirt .
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This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72222427


Exactly what I was thinking, too.
I can't imagine that Microsoft suddenly started giving a shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74661623


I mean it almost forces a ton of people to upgrade to Windows 10 which is their goal anyways. It also fucks up anyone who had pirated software and had windows update turned off.
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Why? Download the patch and install it manually, with a fallback position. NEVER turn on Windoze Upskirt .
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Update. Damn autocorrect!
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Exactly what I was thinking, too.
I can't imagine that Microsoft suddenly started giving a shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74661623


I mean it almost forces a ton of people to upgrade to Windows 10 which is their goal anyways. It also fucks up anyone who had pirated software and had windows update turned off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74346509


Why? Download the patch and install it manually, with a fallback position. NEVER turn on Windoze Upskirt .
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Update. Damn autocorrect!
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Autocorrect for the win! Hahahhaaha
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Re: Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack
Well, get the patch if you are running XP to protect your machine from the wannacry worm.


Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack

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[link to blogs.technet.microsoft.com (secure)]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13127957


This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
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I agree
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FUCK THAT SHIT
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Microsoft to the rescue!

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Yeah right. I'd say don't get it if you're on XP for all the right reasons.
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Well, get the patch if you are running XP to protect your machine from the wannacry worm.


Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack

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The best is ... kill all updates ! as every shit virus that is fed into win XP is by means of the updates !

and the patch in itself may be another time bomb !

I discovered all back doors are in-bedded in the updates themselves Microsoft is full of shit! the blue screen kill virus gets inside the machine by means of the updates ...

its a Microsoft machine & software kill switch !

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this is why this is BULL SHIT

if anything they would use this as an opportunity to push people to upgrade by virtue of the fact that they do not support XP

instead they break with policy and do "support" it

does the patch have something special in it?


or maybe it is just the fact that you can still but xp on brand new computers even though technically it is no longer supported

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There are still people on Windows XP? I thought they stopped supporting XP, too.
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Microsoft did stop supporting it, that's why this patch is unusual. But they know there are millions of systems around the world still running XP (some of them no doubt running critical infrastructure).
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This is strange. Maybe XP can't be monitored like new operating systems. So all this is a big false flag to get ms spy ware into millions of XP machines.
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Exactly what I was thinking, too.
I can't imagine that Microsoft suddenly started giving a shit.
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This makes no sense, what do you think this whole WannaCry thing is about? Windows XP being TOO secure that it has a massive vulnerability that takes down countless systems across the globe? So TPTB install a patch to uh.. make it easier to hack? What are you smoking.
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There are still people on Windows XP? I thought they stopped supporting XP, too.
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Microsoft did stop supporting it, that's why this patch is unusual. But they know there are millions of systems around the world still running XP (some of them no doubt running critical infrastructure).
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You think these people who got their hard drives encrypted at getting their data back? Lol no. Most people in China and Russia were many of the infections are had pirated XP and got blown the fk out. Microsoft does probably want new Windows 10 Contracts from the NHS. If anything WannaCry is pro Microsoft as you say but the patch being some kind of stealth Windows Malware Monitoring would be at best a bonus action. The real damage was that big organizations got wrecked.
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I have windows 8 version and I downloaded updates (I had shut off updates years ago) but they will not install until I shut down laptop.

I am unsure of what to do.

Anybody?
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I have windows 8 version and I downloaded updates (I had shut off updates years ago) but they will not install until I shut down laptop.

I am unsure of what to do.

Anybody?
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Uh..im pretty sure you should RESTART your laptop...
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Re: Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack
I have windows 8 version and I downloaded updates (I had shut off updates years ago) but they will not install until I shut down laptop.

I am unsure of what to do.

Anybody?
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Uh..im pretty sure you should RESTART your laptop...
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I mostly just put in sleep mode.
If I restart, the updates will be installed.
I don't know much, that's why I ask.

Anyone else?





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