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Privacy is our priority
Microsoft has long believed that you should get to decide what information you share online and what you keep private. That’s why we've made privacy settings for our products a priority. Learn how Microsoft can help you protect your online privacy . Privacy in Internet Explorer 10 Internet...
2 May 2013
Watch out for fake Java updates
You may have seen reports about security alerts for Java recently. Java is a commonly used piece of software from Oracle, so there’s a good chance you have it installed on your computer. Cybercriminals often use fake virus alerts to lure you into buying fraudulent antivirus software. These alerts...
28 Jan 2013
Download a new security update for Internet Explorer
Today Microsoft released a security update for Internet Explorer. To help protect your computer, visit Windows Update to download and install the update and ensure that you have automatic updating turned on. Watch a video about this update. For technical details, see Microsoft Security Advisory...
14 Jan 2013
Get security updates for January
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 7 security updates. Download the January security updates for Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Developer Tools, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Software, and Microsoft Windows....
8 Jan 2013
Get advance notice about December security updates
Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the December security updates. On Tuesday, December 11 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins that will address issues in Microsoft Windows, Word, Windows Server and Internet Explorer. The easiest...
6 Dec 2012
Shop online with care this holiday season
Holiday shopping is in full swing and so are the scams. The following tips can help you stay safe when you shop online. Use a modern browser. Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 (available with Windows 8) include the SmartScreen filter. SmartScreen helps protect you from fraudulent shopping...
27 Nov 2012
Manage your privacy settings in one place
You will now find it easier to manage privacy settings in Internet Explorer, Xbox, and other selected Microsoft products. You can also review Microsoft privacy statements , view and edit your personal data dashboard , and learn about privacy features . Control your privacy settings.
20 Nov 2012
Get security updates for November
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates. Download the security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer. Watch a video about the updates . To get more information about...
13 Nov 2012
Get security updates for October
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 7 security updates. Download the security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server. Watch a video about the updates . To get more information about...
9 Oct 2012
Download security update for Internet Explorer
Today Microsoft released a security update for Internet Explorer. To help protect your computer, visit Windows Update to download and install the update and ensure that you have automatic updating turned on. Note: This update replaces the Fix it that we posted earlier this week. If you install this...
21 Sep 2012
“Fix it” available for Internet Explorer
Today we released a downloadable tool called a “Fix it” for Internet Explorer that we mentioned in this blog yesterday . On September 21, we will release a cumulative update for Internet Explorer through Windows Update . We recommend that you install this update immediately. If you have...
19 Sep 2012
Recent Internet Explorer advisory
Microsoft released Security Advisory 2757760 yesterday about an issue in Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is actively monitoring the situation and so far the issue has impacted only an extremely limited number of people. For more information, see Microsoft Releases...
18 Sep 2012
Download free security updates for August
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 9 security updates: 6 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Internet Explorer Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates ....
14 Aug 2012
Fraud alert: Prize scams
John writes: I received an email that said that I won a prize from Microsoft and I am concerned that others may fall for this scam. Can't anything be done about these types of scams? The Microsoft Lottery scam is a fraudulent email that claims that you have won a lottery, a prize, a sweepstakes...
17 Jul 2012
Download free security updates for July
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 9 security updates: 5 updates for Microsoft Windows 3 updates for Microsoft Office 1 update for Internet Explorer Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates ...
10 Jul 2012
Should I upgrade my web browser?
A reader asks: “When should I upgrade my web browser?” If you browse the web with Internet Explorer, you should be using the most current version, which is Internet Explorer 9. It’s free and easy to upgrade. We suggest that you do it now. Download Internet Explorer 9 . Internet...
17 Apr 2012
Download free security updates for April
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates: 3 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Internet Explorer 1 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Forefront Get the updates . ...
10 Apr 2012
Report scams in Hotmail, Xbox, and more
If you think you’re a target of a phishing scam or other fraud in an email, Xbox instant message, or on a website, you can report it. Most Microsoft products have built-in tools that make this easier. Hotmail. If you receive a suspicious email message that asks for personal information, click...
21 Feb 2012
Is your browser keeping you safer online?
Research in the newly released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 reveals how social engineering techniques contribute to the spread of computer infections. Attacks that require user-interaction (social engineering) to spread accounted for 45% of the attacks analyzed in the report. In addition...
11 Oct 2011
Security updates for August
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 13 security updates. 8 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 updates for .NET Framework 1 update for Windows Visio 1 update for Microsoft Internet Explorer 1 update for Visual Studio Get...
9 Aug 2011
Get faster, better malware protection
You’ve probably been in this situation before: either your browser seems to throw up a warning for every link you click, or it doesn’t display any warnings at all. Internet Explorer 9 provides a more thoughtful warning system for potentially dangerous downloads. The system uses available...
25 May 2011
Beware of bin Laden malware on the web and in email
If you’re searching for news about or pictures of Osama bin Laden, you might find malware instead. This week the FBI warned computer users to be especially careful of emails that claim to show photos or videos of bin Laden’s death. Cybercriminals are quick to put up fraudulent websites...
4 May 2011
The Microsoft community has Answers
We try to answer as many of your email messages and comment questions as we can. But if you want a faster answer (or a second opinion), try Microsoft Answers . Here, Microsoft support engineers and super geek volunteers from around the world participate in a forum for tech questions. Follow these...
21 Apr 2011
Download fix for Internet Explorer
Microsoft has updated guidance regarding a vulnerability in Windows (the issue resides in the MHTML protocol handler) through Security Advisory 2501696 to help protect against limited targeted attacks. Download and install the Fixit To help protect your computer, download and install the free...
14 Mar 2011
ID theft level drops, but cost remains high
Identity theft levels are at their lowest rate since 2007, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. However, the cost to consumers is on the rise. To find out more, see Identity Theft Falls 34%, Victims Pay More . Protect yourself from fraud Clearly we're all getting better at identifying...
25 Feb 2011
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