Microsoft will release security updates on Tuesday night for Windows and Office, following its normal monthly schedule. Your computer will restart tonight.
You should be installing the updates for Windows and other Microsoft products when they’re released. Take a minute to check your settings!
(1) If you’re running Windows Live OneCare, the icon should be green. If it’s not, it may be waiting for you to install updates manually. Open OneCare and follow the instructions and keep the icon green!
(3) Click on Control Panel / Automatic Updates (Windows XP) or Control Panel / System and Maintenance / Windows Update (Vista), and make sure your computer is set to automatically install new updates.
(4) Visit the Microsoft Update web site (Windows XP) or Control Panel / System and Maintenance / Windows Update (Vista), and make sure your computer automatically installs updates for Windows and other Microsoft products. The updates for Microsoft Office are just as important as the ones for Windows.
While you’re in the mood, go over to Secunia Online Software Inspector and check for the important updates that have been released recently for other programs – especially Adobe Acrobat, plus Flash and Java. Here’s some information about the Secunia tool.
Be safe out there, and stay up to date!