Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2021

Microsoft today released updates to plug at least 110 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other products.

Nineteen of the vulnerabilities fixed this month earned Microsoft’s most-dire “Critical” label, meaning they could be used by malware or malcontents to seize remote control over vulnerable Windows systems without any help from users.

Also patched today was a vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2021-28310 – https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/en-US/vulnerability/CVE-2021-28310) that’s being exploited in active attacks already. The flaw allows an attacker to elevate their privileges on a target system.

Other Microsoft products that got security updates this month include Edge (Chromium-based), Azure and Azure DevOps Server, SharePoint Server, Hyper-V, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio.

How to manually check for Updates in Windows 10

Open Start Menu and click on SettingsUpdate & Security settings

Here, press on the Check for updates button.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2021

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.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2021

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.