Microsoft today issued software updates to plug at least 111 security holes in Windows and Windows-based programs. None of the vulnerabilities were labeled as being publicly exploited or detailed prior to today, but as always if you’re running Windows on any of your machines it’s time once again to prepare to patch and bring this upto date!
May marks the third month in a row that Microsoft has pushed out fixes for more than 110 security flaws in its operating system and related software. At least 16 of the bugs are labeled “Critical,” meaning they can be exploted to install malware or seize remote control over vulnerable systems with little or no help from users.
Just a reminder that while many of the vulnerabilities fixed in today’s Microsoft patch batch affect Windows 7 operating systems — including all three of the zero-day flaws — this OS is no longer being supported with security
updates (unless you’re an enterprise taking advantage of Microsoft’s paid extended security updates program, which is available to Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 enterprise users).
If you rely on Windows 7 for day-to-day use, it’s time to think about upgrading to something newer.
How to manually check for Updates in Windows 10
Open Start Menu and click on Settings > Update & Security settings
Here, press on the Check for updates button.
If any updates are available, they will be offered to you.
If Windows Update says that your PC is up to date, it means that you have all the updates that are currently available for your system.
If you are looking for details on the latest updates, click on the Details link. More details about the updates will then be shown to you.
If you need more information about the updates, click on the Learn more link. Every update comes with a KB number. Here for example you can see update KB3103688 being offered. You could search on your favorite search engine using this KB number. Relevant results about the update are sure to be offered.
You can make your Windows 10 receive updates for other Microsoft products and software, like Office, when you update Windows.