Posts Tagged ‘security patch’

Microsoft wants to make Windows 7 and 8.1 Updating Easier

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

While these changes may or may not make updating easier, the separation of security and non-security patches will probably make the process slightly more confusing.

Microsoft announced three upcoming changes to update procedures of previous versions of the company’s Windows operating system today. The company created what it calls rollup packages for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 which are designed to bring the operating system to the newest patched version without having to install all updates released for it one by one.


How to Protect Your Windows XP System After April 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Here are some useful tips for those of us who still have old Windows XP computers that we use from time to time …

You know by now — probably – that Microsoft will retire the Windows XP operating system for good come April 2014. It is also likely that you won’t notice lots of changes after that day, at least not initially. While new security patches won’t be released for Windows XP, everything else will work just like it did before. The core issue here is that new vulnerabilities that are detected after end of support won’t get fixed anymore, leaving the system vulnerable to these kind of attacks.


Microsoft Releases Updated MS13-036 Security Patch

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

If your PC rebooted itself last night, this might help to explain why …

If you are following my coverage on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday here each month you have noticed that one of the patches that the company released this month caused severe issues for some Windows 7 users. Update 2823324, which is part of the bulletin MS13-036 fixes a vulnerability in the file system kernel-mode driver ntsf.sys. It was assigned a security rating of important – the second highest – rating available across all systems, and a moderate rating on Windows 7.