The China Post
Date: May 14, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The WannaCry worm has spread astonishingly rapidly, halting
services across the globe as it infects government agencies, hospitals, businesses and other organizations. An accidentally discovered “kill switch” is slowly curbing the spread, but it won’t do any good for computers that are already affected.
Microsoft, which is regarding the ransomware as a severe threat, advises affected users to run one of three free programs to detect and remove the threat.
Microsoft users with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 should use Windows Defender, while those with Windows 7 and Windows Vista should use Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Safety Scanner, another free download, can also be a fix for infected PCs. [FULL STORY]