What is “Wanna Cry”?
I’ve got it, so now what?
How can I keep from getting infected?
End Point Protection
Another layer of protection could be achieved by installing Malwarebytes professional on every workstation to run along side Symantec Endpoint Protection. In order to do so the workstations will need to have at least 8GB of RAM to not see a slowdown.
Most of the ransomware infections SandStorm IT has seen are isolated to single workstations, however the virus can encrypt files on shared folders that the workstation may have access to without actually infecting the server. An infected workstation can easily encrypt files on shared folders making them inaccessible forcing a recovery from a backup.
Making sure all Microsoft and third party applications are patched and up to date is also important. Adobe Reader, Flash, Java, are all common programs that are targeted.
First, if you don’t have a recent backup, do that immediately! Stop what you’re doing and backup all of your critical data.
Second, ensure all of your Windows Updates have been applied and that all of the software on your computer / workstation is up to date.
Third, make sure you have a current, commercial grade virus protection software.
Fourth, verify that you have a sufficient firewall on your network.
If you need any assistance, please give us a call at (901) 475-0275 and we can provide additional information as well as a quote for getting your computing environment safer.