You hear us talk about it on the air, and we have mentioned it here in our blog: RANSOMWARE!
This nasty little beast is making its own headlines now, and I really hope none of you have been affected. One thing to keep in mind now is that this first headline-grabbing incident was only the beginning. Typically, the initial infection leads to several after-effects. Therefore, just because you dodged the bullet now do not let your guard down! There have already been several variants with enhanced feautures located across the Internet. It remains IMPORTANT to stay vigilant with updates and remain cautious when working with your email.
While the fastest and perhaps easiest way to update your Windows computer is to utilize Windows Update...if you are one of many who still operate systems such as Windows XP or Vista this is no longer an option. Due to the severe threat, however, of this outbreak Microsoft has released support for these systems as well. The links to them are located below. I have also included the links for the links to the other systems if you would like to install specifically for your system. If your system already has the applicable patch, running it again will NOT harm it and is safe to do!
If you have further questions or concerns please tune in to the show, or you can always send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Windows XP, Vista, and 8:
For Windows 8.1: