The KB4012598 Malware Patch For Windows XP Vista 7 8 and 10

The KB4012598 Malware Patch For Windows XP Vista 7 8 and 10

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The WaanaCry patch for all Microsoft Windows operating systems.

With all the very high profile publicity around the NSA's exploit, that was accidently released, and of which criminals subsequently took advantage of. The wonderful Microsoft have taken the unprecedented step of releasing a patch for all their operating systems. This patch is for all operating systems from and including Windows XP and above. This is strange as XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, however the outcry was so great that Microsoft decided to help everybody by releasing a patch for every OS. Microsoft were, rightly so, highly critical of the NSA for even developing such tools. Surely if it is illegal to be a hacker, then it is illegal for the government to be hackers too? Hacking carries a jail term of up to 10 years for the general public, but it seems its okay for the government, questions need to be asked. This exploit has cost hundreds of millions of dollars to small firms and individuals. Where is the culpability, who is responsible? These people need to face the full force of the law, as much as the hackers and ramsomeware perpetrators themselves.

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So exactly where is this patch and how do you use it?

The KB4012598 malware patch is here You can either download the relevent patch for your operating system, which you will need to do if you have Windows XP or Vista. However for the newer operating systems, all you will need to do is make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed. you can find out how to do that here Check For Windows Updates.

Updated 01/04/2023

Article Written By Restore Solutions : May 18th, 2017.