[LINK] British researcher finds a 'kill switch' for global cyber attack

JanW jwhit at internode.on.net
Mon May 15 12:11:17 AEST 2017

At 11:32 AM 15/05/2017, David Lochrin wrote:

>The relevant updates for 32-bit Windows-7 are "KB4012212 (security only)" and KB4012215.  I gather the former is a subset of the latter (?).  But attempting to download it this morning from http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012212 gives "The service is unavailable.".
>I suppose several billion people are all trying to do the same thing. 

I did an update yesterday and a full back up. Windows Update now just rolls these patches into one file. Very hard to find /install individual ones. 

Then I started a full system scan this morning with my AV (still running, 3.5 hours later). NOW it's finding things in my email attachments, so I'm asking myself, why didn't it find these 'baddies' when they were delivered? It tells me that the Avira antivirus isn't working correctly, even though the dashboard tells me it is.

So what is going on here? I'm a bit above beginner when it comes to managing a personal computer and even I get stung with an AV product that doesn't work correctly? This is concerning! I do have enough sense to not open unknown attachments, though. But I shouldn't have to. My AV software should be catching these things and NOT requiring an after the fact scan to find them.

Anyone have any suggestions for getting this software to work properly, please contact me privately. I doubt the rest of you are experiencing such a problem.


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