Windows users should update their computers as soon as possible after Microsoft released a vital update, as part of its Patch Tuesday event, which fixes more than 120 flaws in its popular operating systems.
Ten of the issues are so severe that they have been given a “critical” rating by the Redmond firm, which means users shouldn’t delay in downloading the patch.
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Issues include bugs, information leaks, and spoofing – along with two flaws that are given the dreaded zero-day rating.
Zero-day warnings are every gadget owner’s worst nightmare. Indeed, day zero means that it is possible – and very likely – that the problem is known to hackers and is being actively exploited at this time.
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That’s why Microsoft rushed to release the patch so quickly in an effort to protect PCs from possible attacks – and why users are encouraged to update as soon as they can.
Apart from Windows itself being affected by these bugs, there are also a number of popular apps that are fixed in this latest update, including Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Edge.
How to update your Windows PC:
In Windows 10 , you decide when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and secure. To manage your options and see available updates, select Check for Windows updates. Or select the Start button, then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
In Windows 11 , you decide when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and secure. To manage your options and see available updates, select Check for Windows updates. Or select Start > Settings > Windows Update.