April, 2013

  • KB2839011 Released to Address Security Bulletin Update Issue

    Portuguese (Brazil) , Русский We are aware that some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties after applying security update 2823324 , which we provided in security bulletin MS13-036 on Tuesday, April 9. We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors. As a precaution, we stopped pushing 2823324 as an update when we began investigating the error reports, and have since removed it from the download center. Contrary to some...
  • New update available for MS13-036

    Portuguese (Brazil) , Русский Today we released a new update to replace KB2823324, which was originally made available through MS13-036 . As we previously discussed , we stopped distributing this update when we learned some customers were having issues. The new update, KB2840149 , still addresses the Moderate security issue described in MS13-036, and should not cause these issues. If you have automatic updates enabled, you won’t need to take any actions. For those manually updating, we encourage...
  • Out with the old, in with the April 2013 security updates

    Windows XP was originally released on August 24, 2001. Since that time, high-speed Internet connections and wireless networking have gone from being a rarity to the norm, and Internet usage has grown from 360 million to almost two-and-a-half billion users. Thanks to programs like Skype, we now make video calls with regularity, and social media has grown from a curiosity to a part of our everyday lives. But through it all, Windows XP keeps chugging along. With its longevity and wide user base, Windows...
  • Advance Notification Service for the April 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    In celebration of spring’s onset, today we’re providing advance notification for the April 2013 release of nine bulletins; two Critical and seven Important. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, and the seven Important-rated bulletins will address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, Antimalware Software, and Server Software. As always, we’ll publish the bulletins on the second Tuesday of the month, April 9, 2013 at approximately...
  • April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded nine questions during the webcast, with almost half of those focused on the Remote Desktop Client bulletin ( MS13-024 ). One question that was not answered on air has been included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the May bulletin release and answer...