A zero-day vulnerability in certain editions of Windows operating system helped at least one advanced threat group increase their privileges on compromised machines until Microsoft patched it with this month's release of security updates.
After releasing cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has also released a new patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 with security and general fixes.
Microsoft today released new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 including the October 2018 Update. Microsoft has also released a new patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 with general security fixes and improvements.
The KB4457139 is now available for Windows 7 via Windows Update and Microsoft's Update Catalog. Windows 7 KB4457139 is an optional update and it includes improvements and fixes that were part of KB4457144.
After releasing new cumulative updates for Windows 10, Microsoft is also rolling out a new patch for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Earlier today, the software maker pushed out these updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices to address some security issues.
Windows 7 is projected to reach the end-of-support in January 2020 for consumers but Microsoft is extending the support cycle for businesses to help them make the shift to a modern desktop.
In this article we will outline the cumulative updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008. There are numerous fixes and security updates resolved with these updates, so it is strongly advised that everyone install them as soon as possible.
If you're still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then it's time to head to Microsoft's Update Catalog website to download new cumulative updates. The software maker quietly pushed out these updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices to address some persistent issues.
Microsoft appears to have fixed an error in the distribution of Windows Defender definition updates on Windows 7 because the older OS is now receiving signature updates once more.
Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that starting on July 1st 2018 they are no longer offering official support for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a wide variety of older applications in the Microsoft Community forums.
Statistics gathered from over 11 million enterprise users reveal that Windows 10 market share is growing, Windows 7 has been slowly phased out, and, unfortunately, a large number of users are still using outdated operating systems.
Microsoft issued today an out-of-band security update for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft's Meltdown patch has opened an even bigger security hole on Windows 7, allowing any user-level application to read content from the operating system's kernel, and even write data to kernel memory.
An Albuquerque man has sued Microsoft and its CEO —Satya Nadella— seeking a fresh copy of Windows 7 or $600 million in damages.
Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 for the first time, according to analytics firm StatCounter. In a presser released today, the company says that according to data gathered in January 2018, Windows 10 reached 42.78% in terms of worldwide internet usage, compared to 41.86% for Windows 7, and 8.72% for Windows 8.1,.
A Microsoft official confirmed today that some devices running on older Windows versions will see a significant slowdown and decrease in system performance after applying the Meltdown and Spectre security patches.
If you try to search for new Windows updates on Windows 7, you are most likely getting a 80248015 error. This error is being reported in our forums, the Microsoft forums, and other sites so it appears to be a problem affecting all Windows 7 users.
Security researchers have discovered a new ATM malware strain named ATMii that targets only ATMs running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
A bug in Microsoft's NTFS file system technology allows pranksters to hang or crash computers running Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 just by tricking the user to access a malformed path for a non-existent file.
Numbers released by Kaspersky Lab on Friday reveal that over 98% of all documented WannaCry infections were running versions of the Windows 7 operating system.