Microsoft has announced a critical vulnerability called “Follina” that is related to Windows and Office, that is actively being exploited. If you have a Windows computer, it is important to make sure that it is up-to-date and protected against this.
Check that Windows Defender or another antivirus program is running and up-to-date on your computer. If you are using the built-in protection of Windows Defender, follow these steps:
Search for “Windows Security” in the Windows search bar and select “Virus & threat protection.”
Click “Check for updates”. Make sure that the security intelligence version has a number larger than 851 in the bolded section of the version number: 1.367.851.0. Or, make sure that the definitions were created after May 30. If the definitions are out of date, click the “Check for updates” button.
Click the back arrow in the upper left corner to return to the Virus & threat protection window.
Click “Manage settings.”
Make sure that “Real-time protection,” “Cloud-delivered protection” and “Automatic sample submission” are all turned on.
If you are using a third-party antivirus software package, follow the instructions provided by that software company to check and update virus protection. The new “Follina” vulnerability is identified as CVE-2022-30190.
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