Security Essentials Gets An Update To Fix Windows XP Bug ##HOT##
Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of each month in North America. Critical security updates are occasionally released outside of the normal Patch Tuesday cycle; these are known as "Out-of-band" releases. As far as the integrated Windows Update (WU) function is concerned, Patch Tuesday begins at 10:00 a.m. PST. Vulnerability information is immediately available in the Security Update Guide. The updates show up in Download Center before they are added to WU, and the KB articles are unlocked later.
Security Essentials Gets An Update To Fix Windows XP Bug
At the Ignite 2015 event, Microsoft revealed a change in distributing security patches. They release security updates to home PCs, tablets and phones as soon as they are ready, while enterprise customers will stay on the monthly update cycle, which was reworked as Windows Update for Business.
SAP's "Security Patch Day", when the company advises users to install security updates, was chosen to coincide with Patch Tuesdays. Adobe Systems' update schedule for Flash Player since November 2012 also coincides with Patch Tuesday. One of the reasons for this is that Flash Player comes as part of Windows starting with Windows 8 and Flash Player updates for the built-in and the plugin based version both need to be published at the same time in order to prevent reverse-engineering threats. Oracle's quarterly updates coincide with Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft today released updates to plug 50 security holes in various flavors of Windows and related software. The patch batch includes a fix for a flaw in Windows 10 and server equivalents of this operating system that prompted an unprecedented public warning from the U.S. National Security Agency. This month also marks the end of mainstream support for Windows 7, a still broadly-used operating system that will no longer be supplied with security updates.
Once again, some of those critical flaws include security weaknesses in the way Windows implements Remote Desktop connections, a feature that allows systems to be accessed, viewed and controlled as if the user was seated directly in front of the remote computer. Other critical patches include updates for the Web browsers and Web scripting engines built into Windows, as well as fixes for ASP.NET and the .NET Framework.
I run Win 7. Got a notification from Microsoft on Jan 15, 2020 for 3 security updates for Windows 7. Even though I knew support had ended on the 14th, I installed them. I was rewarded with an eye-popping cyan background instead of my beach vacay pictures. I could find no settings that worked to change the background to the way it was the day before. I had to do a system restore to regain my preferred background. Why did those last security updates for Win 7 do this to my computer? Are they trying to annoy me enough to force me to update to 10? Did this happen to anyone else? Will I need to simply disregard any other notifications I get from Microsoft from now on?
as usual, AVG provided its premium business suite for testing, with the installer weighing in at a fairly hefty 142MB and the set-up process running through in a fair number of steps, including offers to install a security toolbar and change the default search provider. The whole process was fairly speedy though, completing in just a few minutes, and later online updates were fast too, averaging only three minutes.
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