Hi Everyone! This month is quite a busy one when it comes to updates. We have a total of 7 updates however I’ve been seeing up to 15 on some of my machines and if you have a Surface we have another system update available as well.
The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.
For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software and Download Locations.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool:
Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.
Non-Security Updates on MU, WU, and WSUS:
For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 894199, Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content. Includes all Windows content.
http://technet.microsoft.com/wsus/bb456965: Updates from Past Months for Windows Server Update Services. Displays all new, revised, and rereleased updates for Microsoft products other than Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)
To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed at http://www.microsoft.com/security/msrc/collaboration/mapp.aspx.
Recognize and avoid fraudulent email to Microsoft customers:
If you receive an email message that claims to be distributing a Microsoft security update, it is a hoax that may contain malware or pointers to malicious websites. Microsoft does not distribute security updates via email.
The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) uses PGP to digitally sign all security notifications. However, PGP is not required for reading security notifications, reading security bulletins, or installing security updates. You can obtain the MSRC public PGP key at https://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/pgp.
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