WCRY (WannaCry) Ransomware Attack and Trend Micro Security Protection
- Solution ID: 1117393
- Last Updated: Mar. 21, 2018 7:20 AM (PST)
- Applies to: Antivirus+ Security - 2015, Antivirus+ Security - 2016, Antivirus+ Security - 2017;Antivirus+ Security - 2018;Internet Security - 2015, Internet Security - 2016, Internet Security - 2017;Internet Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2015, Maximum Security - 2016, Maximum Security - 2017;Maximum Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2015, 2016, 2017;2018;
- WCRY (WannaCry) Ransomware Attack | Trend Micro Security
Trend Micro is aware of and has been closely monitoring the latest ransomware outbreak that has affected several organizations around the world, which is being commonly referred to as WCRY or WannaCry.
We assure you that the latest version of Trend Micro Security provides effective protection against WannaCry.
Note: Get the latest information about Trend Micro protection against WCRY (WannaCry) Ransomware Attack here.
Earlier this year, two separate security risks were brought to light that could allow remote code execution. This has resulted in one of the most serious ransomware attacks to hit users across the globe. Read more.
Here are the steps to make sure you are protected from WannaCry:
- Make sure you are using the latest version of Trend Micro Security. You can check here if you already have the latest version or follow instructions here to upgrade Trend Micro Security to the latest version.
- Make sure to turn on Trend Micro Security’s Folder Shield designed to specifically protect against ransomware. Follow instructions here to use the Folder Shield feature of Trend Micro Security.
- Make sure your Windows PC has been updated with the latest security updates. Trend Micro recommends turning on Microsoft Automatic Update.
You can also use the Trend Micro WCRY Simple Patch Validation Tool to check if the necessary patch has been applied to your computer and also to disable SMB v1 via registry key.