|Microsoft fix 24 Windows bugs
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Microsoft identified critical holes in Internet Explorer, windows and Microsoft Office Excel with nine vulnerabilities rated as "critical". 16 bulletins formed the bulk of the 24 vulnerabilities, which has ended up being the second largest Patch Tuesday in 2011 after we reported the large update in April.
Make sure you have Windows Automatic Updates set to 'ON'.
- Click 'Start'
- Click 'Settings'
- Click 'Control Panel'
- Click 'Security Center'
- Finally click on 'Windows Automatic Updates' and set to 'ON'.
Alternatively, if you want to update right now:
- Open Internet Explorer
- Go to the Tools menu and select "Windows Update'
The patch can also be downloaded directly from: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-may.mspx
Simple: Check for Microsoft security updates here
End-of life reminder
Microsoft has end-of-life dates for Windows XP, so we suggest you start updating this operating system, which include Windows XP Service Pack 2, as they are no longer supported as of July 13, 2010. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
TIP: If you do NOT have a Windows Genuine Version we suggest you be aware that Microsoft is now including a notification tool (Windows Genuine Advantage - WGA) in all it's security updates. Click here to find out more.
Source: ID Theft Protect
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