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Macon, MO
reply to HarryH3

Re: Ransomware a growing menace, says Symantec

said by HarryH3:

A very NON-technical friend of mine was hit with that recently. I burned a copy of the Microsoft Offline Defender disk and mailed it to him. It didn't find anything on the quick scan, but a full scan found it and killed it.

Where does one get the Microsoft Offline Defender? Is it a good idea for everyone to make a copy of this?

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said by SueS:

Where does one get the Microsoft Offline Defender?

»windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ··· -offline

Warning: If your computer cannot run Windows 8 (i.e. old CPU) getting WDO from the above link won't work for you. WDO used to be based on Win7 but with the last update they built it on Win8. If you get a Win8 blue screen trying to boot off a WDO USB/CD/DVD you're SOL unless you want to go make your own Win7 version.

»Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.1.0522.0 released

(Yes the thread is long but it'll tell you everything you need to know)

BTW I run WDO on multiple PC's on patch Tues. Did so yesterday.
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