A new virus has just erupted into the computer landscape. According to the website The Verge, this new virus forces websites to load an image file with the name MFT in the default route. Windows uses the name MFT for special metadata that only works through NTFS system files. Windows 7 and 8 are unable to manage this type of file system, so the computer crashes automatically.

Windows 7

A new virus arrives in Windows 7

The website The Verge wanted to know, first hand, if it is true that loading the name MFT” causes a lock on machines with Windows 7 and 8. They immediately tried a file whose path appeared the code MFT \ 123 on a PC with Windows 7 operating system and hung immediately. They had to restart their computer so that everything was back to normal.

They continue to warn that there are even PCs that can get a blue screen as the file system blocks redundancy that file rendering the applications that depend on it useless. This virus comes when we still have very fresh in memory the whole Winery affair, which put in check to important companies.

Virus on windows 7

Since this virus only affects computers with Windows 7 and Windows 8 those PCs with Windows 10 are safe.  These are the requirements that your machine must meet in order to upgrade to Windows 10. RAM:  Your computer’s RAM should be at least 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

Hard disk space: If your computer has a 16 GB hard drive for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS, then you can upgrade it seamlessly to the new version of Windows 10 Creators Update. Graphics card:  You must have a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with WDDM 1.0 driver. Display: If the screen of your PC has a screen with resolution less than 800 × 600, you will not be able to update your computer. In that case, you must have among your primary options the purchase of a new one.

The installation file weighs no less than 6GB so you will have to be patient until it is fully downloaded if you do not have a high-speed connection. If you want to avoid this virus in Windows 7 and 8, you have no choice. This new Windows bug was detected a few days ago, earlier in the week. There is still no release or solution from Microsoft, so the safest way to prevent this virus from affecting us is to have the computers properly updated.