Turn Off SMB1 on Windows Now

For the non technical computer users out there, this is a red alert. You many have heard of Wannacrypt. There’s a new variant out now. Even if you haven’t heard of this ransomware malware, please turn off SMB1 on your Windows computers. The following is for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1/8. It is very easy to do (note – click or tap on an image to show larger version):

1. Type the words control panel in the Cortana/Search box lower left. Control Panel will appear at the top. Double click to select it.

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  2. Control Panel will open. select Programs

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3. Look on the left, select Turn Windows features on or off:

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4. Wait for a few second and a Window will display with a list. Find SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support and UNcheck it and then select OK.



5. Wait a minute or so while Windows applies the setting. You will be prompted to restart your computer.

6. Restart your computer

That’s it. You’re protected from this exploit.