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dancytron

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PostPosted: Sun 14 May 2017, 14:31    Post subject:  For those still using Windows XP
Subject description: Microsoft issues upgrade for latest ransomware thing
 

For those still using Windows XP, they have issued a patch for the new ransomware thing.

See http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/05/microsoft-releases-highly-unusual-windows-xp-patch-ransomware-attack-spreads/ to read about it.

BleepingComputer.com approves. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/646519/wanacrpt0r-patch-for-xp-sp3/

See http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598 to download it.

For those who don't know, there is a fairly easy hack to hook Windows XP up to the security updates for the XP based Microsoft Point of Sale software that is still supported. You can Google it.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Mon 15 May 2017, 05:36    Post subject:  

" The bottom line is that Microsoft wants its customers to upgrade to a new platform rather than take their chances with Windows XP. That's understandable, but applying the hack is easy, if you want to give it a try. Interested? Just open Notepad and paste the following three lines of text into a blank document:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]

"Installed"=dword:00000001

Next, save the file (the filename is unimportant) and change the file extension from TXT to REG. Finally, run the file by double clicking on it. Afterwards, you should find new updates available in Windows Update.

Another caveat: This hack only works on 32-bit versions on Windows XP. But if you have 32-bit Windows XP and you are willing to deal with the risks outlined by Microsoft's statement, this is a way to eke out a little more protection from online threats while running an unsupported operating system.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hack-enables-windows-xp-updates-microsoft-disapproves/

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Windows XP Service Pack 4 Unofficial is a cumulative update rollup for
Windows XP (x86) English as well as security enhancements not addressed by Microsoft.

3.1b is expected to be the final release.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_xp_service_pack_4_unofficial.html

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10321

Majorgeeks is a trusted website.

Chris.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 May 2017, 05:40    Post subject:  

Double post..
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