With Ransomware being in the air, it is a good time to check if your Windows system is vulnerable to the EternalBlue exploit – which was being exploited by the WannaCrypt Ransomware. This malware may have been stopped for now, but you never know when another malware comes and exploits this vulnerability. Eset EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker is a free tool that checks if your Windows computer is vulnerable to EternalBlue exploit.
Malware can spread using a vulnerability in implementations of Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems. This exploit is named as EternalBlue.
EternalBlue is a hacking weapon developed by NSA to gain access and command the computers running Microsoft Windows. It was specifically designed for the America’s military intelligence unit to get an access to the computers used by the terrorists.
EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker
The EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker tool checks if your computer is patched against EternalBlue. If your Windows computer is installed with all the latest Windows Updates, you have nothing to worry about. When you run the tool, in such cases, you will see a message:
Your computer is safe. Microsoft security update is already installed.
But if your computer is vulnerable, the tool will display the following message:
Your computer is vulnerable !!!
In such cases, you are advised to run Windows Update and install the available updates. Or else, you may visit the Microsoft Update Catalog page and install the KB4012598 security update.
What versions of Windows are vulnerable to EternalBlue?
As per some professionals from Avast, any version of Windows that uses the SMBv1 is vulnerable to the EternalBlue. In other words, if your version of Windows uses the SMBv1 for file sharing, your computer is vulnerable to this exploit. That is why it is recommended to use the EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker to check if your Windows PC is vulnerable or not.
Are all Windows 7 vulnerable to EternalBlue?
Not only Windows 7 but also Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and other latter versions are vulnerable to the EternalBlue exploit. However, Microsoft already rolled out an update a long time back to patch this exploit. If you haven’t updated your computer for years, it is highly recommended to download all the available updates in order to patch this issue.
This tool is available for download at Eset.com.