How to check for Windows updates related to WannaCry

Vancouver Community Network is recommending that you follow this guide to help make your version of Windows more secure towards new of viruses and malware.


How to check for updates on your windows computer follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Start key in the bottom left of your screen or for windows 10 click the windows symbol.
  2. Type in the search bar “Windows Update”.
  3. Once the window opens click “Check for updates” and wait till this finishes to start updating.

For Windows XP and Windows 8 please use the links provided to update your computer.

Windows XP

Windows 8 (32 bit)

Windows 8 (64 bit)


After updating Windows

Windows XP and Windows 7

If you do not have Anti-Virus use this link to download Windows Security Essentials.

Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 by default have Windows Defender enabled and updating automatically.