IT Security is particularly important for businesses and as a leading IT Support company in Bristol we know how devastating a zero  day attack is.  In June we reported on a zero day attack that was in progress and that could compromise your computers.  By following our simple advise you would have protected your systems whilst Microsoft produced a patch.  The great news is the patch is now released and you can reverse the protection we advised.

What was the attack?

The attack was utilising a flaw called Folina which had been identified in Microsoft Office and other underlying software dealing with templates.  We reported on this in our article from June 2022

 

How do I apply the patch?

The patch has been rolled out as part of a series of fixes and if you have applied the latest updates then your system will be protected.  If not you need to Check for updates and install and reboot.

 

What else do I need to do?

We recommended running a powershell script to disable the diagnostics area which was being utilised by this attack.  Now it is fixed you can turn it back on by following the instructions below.

1. Click Windows icon
2. Type Powershell
3. Right click the powershell icon and select “Run as administrator”
4. Copy and paste the following code into the blue powershell box

PS C:WINDOWSsystem32> reg add HKLMSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsScriptedDiagnostics /f /v EnableDiagnostics /d 1

5. Press Enter
6. You should receive a response to say “The operation completed successfully”

 

Has Absolutely PC done this for me?

If you one of our contract customers this protection was added to your system in June on the same day as the vulnerability was discovered. We have also patched your system and have reversed the temporary protection so you do not need to do anything.

If you would like assistance and do not have a contract with us we are able to do a one of review of your system to let you know whether it is up to date – and advise you of any security issues you have.  To take advantage of this click on the button below.

How can I get help

A good IT support company will be able to assist you with this task and we have engineers available if your business requires assistance.  For our contract support customers this patch has already been applied to your system.

 

What next?

Unlike most IT support companies, we have a dedicated security department proactively looking for these sorts of issues.  If your business would like to talk about our secure support services then fill out our contact form, phone us or click on the appointment button below and lets start a conversation to see if we are able to help you and your business.

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