Has my PC been affected by the WannaCry virus?

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My main PC at my home still runs Windows 7. For some reason, I can't get to Windows Update from IE. I'm worried that I've been hacked or been affected by the WannaCry virus. Should I be worried? I ran a scan but didn't see anything (I think I'm just being paranoid). Can anyone reassure me?
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The WannaCry virus is known as ransomware. If you were infected with this you would most likely no longer be able to view your personal files, pictures and such as they will be encrypted. If you can still view them, then it’s most likely not WannaCry.
It may be possible that a recent patch changed something that is causing your problem. Run a good anti-virus program to make sure it’s nothing more serious.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    ^^What ToddN2000 said. You'll definitely want to run a malware scan of your system using multiple tools as soon as possible.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    First is all it is not a virus and it had nothing to stop downloading if updates. It is a malware and it encrypts your business files demanding Ransom to decrypt them in lieu of money. 
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