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  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about August 2014 security updates

    Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the August security updates. If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this...
  • Blog Post: 9 ways to stay safe online this summer

    Summer is in full swing. Here are our best safety and security tips for the season. Don’t broadcast vacation plans on your social networking sites. If you’re leaving your home unoccupied and at risk for potential burglary, you might want to wait to post your vacation photographs...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft takes on world’s worst cybercriminals

    Microsoft recently took legal action against a group of cybercriminals suspected of spreading malicious software to millions of unsuspecting computer users. These social media–savvy cybercriminals have not only spread the malware themselves, but they’ve also promoted their malicious tools...
  • Blog Post: Trouble installing updates? Might be a case of bad timing

    This week we released security updates for the Windows operating system. If you have automatic updating turned on, your updates have probably already been downloaded and installed for you. Learn how to get updates automatically Even if you have automatic updating turned on, you might see an error...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about July 2014 security updates

    Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the July security updates . If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP registry hack will not protect your PC against all threats

    In April, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP . This means that if your computer is still running Windows XP, you are no longer receiving security updates. Several tech news sources have recently reported a change that you can make to your Windows registry (known as a “registry hack”...
  • Blog Post: Get security updates for May 2014

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Skip the details and check for the latest updates. This bulletin announces the release of security updates for Windows, Microsoft Office, and other programs. Learn how to get security updates automatically For IT...
  • Blog Post: 10 New Year’s resolutions for your digital devices and your online life

    It’s a new year, which means it’s time to resolve to create healthier habits in our daily lives. But we don’t have to stop at just improving our body, mind, and spirit. It’s also a good idea to resolve to keep our PCs, laptops, smartphones, and social networking sites healthy...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about November 2013 security updates

    Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the November security updates . If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this...
  • Blog Post: Get security updates for September 2013

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Skip the details and go to Microsoft Update to download the latest updates. This bulletin announces the release of security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and other programs. Learn how to get security updates...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about August 2013 security updates

    Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the August security updates . If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about July 2013 security updates

    Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the July security updates . If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about May 2013 security updates

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the May security updates. On Tuesday, May 14 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 10 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available is to turn on Windows automatic updating . You can...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v14: Why antivirus software matters

    The latest volume of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) highlights the importance of using antivirus software . Antivirus software helps protect your computer from malicious software (malware) and can be downloaded or installed inexpensively or at no charge. Still, according to the SIR v14 findings...
  • Blog Post: Get security updates for February 2013

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. This bulletin announces the release of 12 security updates. Download the February security updates for Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Windows. Watch a video...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 ....
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about August security updates

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the August security updates . On Tuesday, August 14 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 9 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available is to turn on Windows automatic updating ....
  • Blog Post: 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 ...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about June security updates

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the June security updates . On Tuesday, June 12 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 8 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available is to turn on Windows automatic updating . For...
  • Blog Post: Download free security updates for May

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 7 security updates: 2 updates for Microsoft Windows only 3 updates for Microsoft Office only 1 update for Microsoft .NET Framework only 1 update that combines multiple products...
  • Blog Post: Get advance notice about May security updates

    Yesterday the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the May security updates . On Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available is to turn on Windows automatic updating . For...
  • Blog Post: 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 . ...
  • Blog Post: Free security updates for March

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates: 4 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Microsoft Expression 1 update for Microsoft Visual Studio Get the updates . Watch a video about the...
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