At the present time, the biggest blow to the Windows system is being dealt, as a large number of Windows devices have been hacked by the WannaCry virus. The idea is simply to exploit a loophole in the Windows system that enables the hacker to encrypt all the files inside the system until you return the files again , you need to pay a certain amount for decryption.
Therefore, to protect your device and your files, you can either update the system, which I find that you will need some time for the update to reach your system, or download a tool from Symantec that disables the loophole through which your device is accessed.
To see an explanation of use:
The matter here is very simple, just download the tool from the link below and run it, and then your device will restart, a message will appear for you, click on OK, and then a message will appear alerting you that your device will restart after 5 seconds. Accept also.
The tool may be recognized by your protection program as a virus. Do not worry, I left the topic and the download link from Symantec, and the site warns that downloading the tool and running it is at your own risk, and also do not worry about that, you have tried and run the tool.
SMB2 should be off as in the picture it should show you SMB2 is currently disabled After the attack is over, you can restart it again, by running the same tool again, if you do a restart and find a message as it is stating that SMB2 is currently enabled Right click and choose run as administrator.
If the previous link does not work, you can try the direct link from here:
- SMB2TOGGLETOO.ZIP (the tool has been removed from the link and the article will be updated when it comes back)
WannaCry Virus Prevention Without Tool:
You can also make sure that the tool has performed the steps required of it, or you can perform this step as confirmation that you will access this path Control PanelProgramsPrograms and Features Then you will click on Click Turn Windows features on or off.
Then a window will appear for you as follows, search for SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support and remove the tick next to it, and then press OK.
These steps are to confirm, as the option should appear to you as follows without any activation, as follows:
Then the system will ask you to restart the device:
If there is any update on this topic, it will be updated directly.