"This decision was made based on thank you for smoking book an assessment of this situation, with the principle of protecting our customer ecosystem overall, firmly in mind the company told customers in a blog post.
Hopefully I'm safe now, but I still plan to backup all my important files just in case (didn't realize it until now, but it's been over a year since I last did an offline backup!).
I have recommended before » Re: WinXP SP3 (posready/WE509) updates that you install the posready/WEP509 registry hack and fully update your XP system(s).Had to manually delete the folder for KB892130 to prevent it from later installing.I would think it makes no difference in what order you install updates, patches and hotfixes, unless one in particular is instructed to overwrite/replace an existing one?The hack only affects how Windows Update works (no hack no updates since 2014, hack monthly updates for posready/WEP509).Many on this forum have done/do just that.One was from Microsoft saying they haven't tested posready/WEP509 patches on XP, and it could causes instabilities or problems.The question is, do I need or want to install KB4018466.You could download it and then run it through Virustotal but safer is always better even if it takes longer.XP SP3 x86 Embedded SP3 x86 are mentioned separately.» Re: WinXP SP3 (posready/WE509) updates Zen Internet to IIgs Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks Microsoft solution available to protect additional products » m/en-us -attacks IIgs Premium Member join: Montreal, QC to StuartMW Yep.EPA, given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make the Security Update for platforms in custom support only, Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, broadly available for download (see links below).I was sure I tried installing KB4018466 in a WinXP SP3 VM that doesn't have the posready/WEP509 hack but I guess I didn't.
Users are also threatened with having all their files permanently deleted if the ransom isn't paid in a week.
Cybersecurity researchers have suggested the ransomware attacks are so potent because they exploit a a known software flaw dubbed EternalBlue.
Said by IIgs : So use at your own risk.Said by IIgs : And AskWoody mentioned the patch (maybe including the official KB4012598?) could brick your Win XP/SP3 if it's a pirated copy.From what I understand, and please do correct me if I'm wrong, KB4018466 is NOT intended for XP/SP3.Never used filehippo so I'm not the last word on whether they are trustworthy.It's an operating system for point of sale machines such as credit card readers, and its core is based on Windows XP Service Pack.WinXP Embedded posready WEP509 WinXP SP3.» Re: Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Get KB4018466 here: » talog.Although MajorGeeks says there was, I didn't think there was an official version » m/files k_ml, otherwise search the Microsoft catolog » talog.All this was discussed, at length, in the above thread.First thing I did is download the May 13, 2017 security update.Microsoft's official (and only) recommended patch for XP/SP3 in regards to these May attacks is: KB4012598.
The update icon disappeared for awhile and then came back (with a mountain of security updates!).
In response to the attacks against the UK's National Health Service, Home Secretary Amber Rudd is set to chair an emergency Cobra crisis-committee meeting to coordinate a government response to the incident.