For the April's Patch Tuesday, both Microsoft and Adobe have released security updates for their products. Some of these updates were for critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft and Adobe products, which could allow attackers to remotely execute commands on a vulnerable computer. This would then allow them to install further programs without your permission.  These vulnerabilities are the most dangerous as they are commonly utilized by exploit kits and hackers to gain full access to a computer.  All Windows users should install these updates immediately.

Of the 13 security updates released by Microsoft today, six of these updates update were for critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, and Windows. The full list of Microsoft updates are:

Date                           

Bulletin number 

Title                             

Affected Software                      

April 12, 2016

MS16-050

Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3154132)

Microsoft Windows,
Adobe Flash Player

April 12, 2016

MS16-049

Security Update for HTTP.sys (3148795)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-048

Security Update for CSRSS (3148528)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-047

Security Update for SAM and LSAD Remote Protocols (3148527)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-046

Security Update for Secondary Logon (3148538)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-045

Security Update for Windows Hyper-V (3143118)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-044

Security Update for Windows OLE (3146706)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-042

Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)

Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps

April 12, 2016

MS16-041

Security Update for .NET Framework (3148789)

Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework

April 12, 2016

MS16-040

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services (3148541)

Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-039

Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522)

Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework,
Microsoft Office,
Skype for Business,
Microsoft Lync.

April 12, 2016

MS16-038

Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3148532)

Microsoft Edge,
Microsoft Windows

April 12, 2016

MS16-037

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3148531)

Microsoft Windows, 
Internet Explorer

Last, but not least, Adobe released critical security update APSB16-12 for RoboHelp Server and update APSB16-11 for Creative Cloud Desktop Application.

Time to get updating!