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17-Apr-2019 00:02

For customers that run Windows Update, the tool will detect and remove Wanna Crypt and other prevalent malware infections.Customers can also manually download and run the tool by following the guidance here.

This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction.

This decision was made based on an assessment of this situation, with the principle of protecting our customer ecosystem overall, firmly in mind.

Some of the observed attacks use common phishing tactics including malicious attachments.

Now that I have your attention, it is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible to prevent such a scenario from happening.

In response, we are taking the unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms, including some out-of-support versions of Windows.

This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction.

This decision was made based on an assessment of this situation, with the principle of protecting our customer ecosystem overall, firmly in mind.

Some of the observed attacks use common phishing tactics including malicious attachments.

Now that I have your attention, it is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible to prevent such a scenario from happening.

In response, we are taking the unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms, including some out-of-support versions of Windows.

More information on the malware itself is available from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center on the Windows Security blog.