Windows 10: Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

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  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7


     
    Brink, May 19, 2017
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  2. simrick Win User

    Reposting this here, in case someone needs it:

    So there's a possibility to get your encrypted files back...for some....
    WannaDecrypt your files? The WannaCry solution, for some - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

    :)
     
    simrick, May 19, 2017
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    Win10 keylogger

    Sorry, I have to disagree. Your mobile phone provider knows more about you than Microsoft does. And speaking about mobile phones ... your apps know even more about you. But not as much as your cable company knows. And your bank ...

    Of course, Apple never collects information about their users. And Google? They wouldn't think of it.

    So if you think you can declare some kind of victory by running back to Windows 7, go for it. You won't be the only one declaring victory;

    roughly 98% of the computers infected by Wannacry were running Windows 7
    .
     
    BulldogXX, May 19, 2017
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  4. Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

    Bruce Hagen, May 19, 2017
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  5. Jody Thornton, May 19, 2017
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  6. OilerNut Win User
    Because the majority of computers in business environments are Windows 7...
     
    OilerNut, May 20, 2017
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  7. vgchat Win User
    Actually I've heard that most still use either xp or 7. With the majority sticking with xp.
     
    vgchat, May 20, 2017
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  8. Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

    Not surprising, as most desktops (worldwide) are running W7.

    Also MS' has behaviour has guaranteed this outcome:

    • The GWX fiascos encouraged lots of users to disable Windows Update
    • To make sure WU wasn't turned back on MS switched to cumulative updates
    • For additional insurance they made sure that everyone knew cumulative updates contained modified telemetry
     
    lehnerus2000, May 20, 2017
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  9. SmileyPK Win User
    Not sure where you heard that. The overwhelming majority are on Windows 7. Windows 10 is a distant second, and XP is third.
     
    SmileyPK, May 20, 2017
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  10. Golden Win User
    Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7 [​IMG]
     
    Golden, May 20, 2017
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  11. Hewjr100 Win User
    Which proves the fact that hacker's mostly go after the lrager market share. When windows 10 does? overcome windows seven, then perhaps they will target it.

    Henry.
     
    Hewjr100, May 20, 2017
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  12. You deny that those events happened:
    • GWX was a fiasco (and there was the W10 "malware installer" popup incident too)
    • MS switched to cumulative updates for W7 and the W8 Series
    • Those updates contained changes to the Telemetry system (which is one of the major sources of continuing controversy regarding W10)
    I forgot to include some other reasons why people might be refusing to update their PCs:
    • MS breaking W7 updating for ~6 months (endless search for updates, which mysteriously started just as W10 was about to be released)
    • The Windows Update CPU blocking debacle (which not only blocks Ryzen and Kaby Lake, but also AMD Carrizo):
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/04/28/mi...7-and-8-1-pcs/
     
    lehnerus2000, May 20, 2017
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  13. vgchat Win User

    Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

    All you have to do is google. It's not that hard. First result pulls up a article like this.

    Report: 52% of businesses still running Windows XP, despite support ending in 2014

    And before you even bother replying, keep in mind I was quoting the guy who posted this.

    So our discussion is about businesses using it, not the overall global usage.
     
    vgchat, May 20, 2017
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  14. Fafhrd Win User
    Vgchat, at least read the article you refer to.

    Some have to because the XP may be in embedded systems in some highly expensive specialised old instrumentation or process equipment, as it was in some MRI and blood bank management systems equipment in Hospitals.

    The article also says:

    Taken together these statements agree with the posts you seem to disagree with.
     
    Fafhrd, May 20, 2017
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  15. We have two XP workstations (just there because our IT department is lazy - and also off premises), but the rest of the office is far and away Windows 7 Land.
    XP is dying!
     
    Jody Thornton, Apr 4, 2018
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