Your computers will likely restart tonight after Microsoft delivers the monthly crop of updates for Windows and Office. It’s a particularly busy month – eleven patches, five of them critical, although the importance drops if you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7. Newer versions have better armor against security attacks.

Adobe will deliver updates for Acrobat and Reader tonight as well. Reportedly Adobe will be activating an “automatic update” feature in those products tonight as well, theoretically allowing them to be kept up to date without the extra click on the icon in the lower right corner – the icon that is apparently really easy to ignore, judging by the number of Adobe patches I install.

Close your programs and log off but leave your computer running tonight!

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