Over the weekend a Ransomware Virus has been spreading rapidly across the internet. This virus principally attacks users of Windows XP and Windows 8. In rare instances, users of other versions of Windows may have previously disabled Automatic Windows Updates and will not have received the update which prevents against the attack when it was rolled out by Microsoft in March 2017.

Microsoft has released a patch for Windows XP and Windows 8 users which can be downloaded and installed from the bottom of the page at this link: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ It is advised to update as soon as possible to help avoid being infected and losing your data.