Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Nasty little virus

So the latest Ransomware made the headlines over the weekend.
I missed it, as I was spending the weekend dealing with the aftermath of this.  This being the second time of dealing with this.

So what can you really do, well the article says don't open attachments you aren't expecting, or from unknown sources.

To be honest this is fine if it is your computer at home, but what do you do about computers at work.
Well there are some simple changes that can be made which stop any attachment from running.  In a work environment where people may not notice or maybe even care about the ramification of their actions!

Simply make some changes to either the local policy or group policy to prevent this the article (the best I could find) describing this, and the changes are at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com (Please note as I write this the article is currently down)

Of course if you have a good backup, just remove the virus, and carry a restore.  Any problem give us a call.