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Microsoft just released an emergency fix for a critical bug


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:22 AM

For some people, it doesn’t get any more annoying than Windows Update, which always seems to begin downloading huge files that slow down your computer every time you need to do something important. On the flip side of the coin, however, the Windows Update mechanism often updates your machine with critical security fixes that are needed in order to ensure your private data is safe. Well, if you have Windows 10 your private data might not be safe anyway, but that’s an entirely different story.

Microsoft on Wednesday pushed out a major security update that fixes a critical security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, so all versions of Windows are affected, not just Windows 10 and not just older versions of Windows. In other words, you absolutely need to download it right now — here’s how.

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:36 PM

Is this KB3087985 for MS15-093 by any chance?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3087985
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-093

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:52 PM

Yes it is rp, it even states it in the KB article. Also, I received that update this morning on my Windows 10. Installed just fine.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:33 PM

 

Known issues in this security update On systems with some Internet Explorer versions, after this security update is applied, the update description for this security update in the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel says, "Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB3087985)" instead of "Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3087985)." For customers who prefer to download updates from the Microsoft Download Center and then install them manually, the installation wizard for this security update also displays "Hotfix" instead of "Security Update.

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