Microsoft released several updates for it’s operating systems this week. The ones listed above are for Windows 7, but updates were released for Windows XP and Vista as well. It’s important to apply these updates as soon as they become available, as virus creators often will create infections specifically targeting the vulnerabilities that these patches fix. That said, for security and stability reasons in general, it’s important to apply them as soon as possible.
If your computer doesn’t automatically notify you that updates are available, you can change the Automatic Update settings. In Windows XP, right click on ‘computer’, click ‘properties’, then the ‘Automatic Updates’ tab, and choose ‘notify when updates and available and ask when to install them’. In Vista and Windows 7, find ‘Windows Update’ in the Start Menu under ‘all programs’. When the window appears, click ‘change settings’ on the left hand side, and choose the option there.
If you’re unsure of what to do, or feel more comfortable letting a Nerd do it for you, please contact your Primary Nerd or call us at 1-877-696-3737. If you haven’t had your computer cleaned up in a while, or are having others problems, it’s a good time to ask about that as well.