My mama told me never to click on strange pop ups on my computer so I came here to see if it was legit and found your article and reference to a pop up in the comments. So I hope this is what's been popping up on my screen this morning. Does anyone have an image of the McAfee pop up to verify it's from McAfee? Thanks.
I have Windows 8.1 so I had a question about the Microsoft Update Catalog which only shows Windows 8. But found this article that shows the KB Security Update for different Windows systems and if you need to install or not: How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry | InfoWorld
You guys crossed the line Part-1:
I'm really happy McAfee is on top of outbreaks like this recent one. However, I really H-A-T-E when a product like McAfee goes from being a product targeted toward a specific goal or small set of goals (Anti-Virus, Email, Internet Access production), into a product that is a bloated, multifaceted blob. McAfee's All Access Total Protection product crossed that line for me. I had my update setting set to "notify me when there are updates" and scheduled scan turned off. One of the updates, around the time of the WannaCry outbreak, altered those settings. When the WannaCry worm struck I found that my All Access product had updated itself and began a full scan of my PC without any notification. I picked the settings I described above because I prefer to install windows updates prior to McAfee updates and to ensure that one update process doesn't kick in while the other is in process and to ensure that components aren't back-rev'd. I also prefer to run a schedule scan when I know I will be able to pay attention and check up on it (usually the early morning hours on Sat or Sun). I have a teen that I'm actively training into being a safe internet user. I point out phishing schemes, potentially dangerous actions, and inform him when big events like WannaCry occur. When I update and scan my PC, his PC gets the same treatment at the same time.
Cases 1 and 3 seem reasonably clear but I'm not sure about #2
He wants something more than an educated guess or a personal opinion so I'm wary about answering the questions; I think someone who knows exactly how the ransomware propagates is needed here.
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