A big security patch has been pushed for Windows 10 users and it is essential to update your PC right away. Security updates are always important as they make sure that your device is safe. However, in this case, the priority is even higher, as this is a major upgrade.
The latest security update released by Microsoft for Windows 10 solves 51 known issues. Some of them are just minor bugs, but on the list, we can also find a critical vulnerability that has been affecting users since 2018. There are also updates for several software programs used by this Windows version.
What does the update fix?
By installing the latest security release you will also receive updates for the following software:
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
- Adobe Flash Player
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Office Services
- Web Apps,
- NET Framework
- Microsoft Exchange Server
There was also a big vulnerability which could allow attackers to remotely execute code on a user’s PC or laptop as long as Windows 10 was installed on it. Fortunately, it appears that this vulnerability hasn’t been exploited by hackers.
Therefore, you can see why it is so important to get the January update. These are programs used by everyone, and existing bugs could affect the performance of your PC. Keeping your Windows 10 system up to date is always recommended so make sure that you always check for new updates.
You can also allow your PC to install the latest security updates automatically. If you don’t have this allowed you can also get the update on your own. In order to do that you need to press the Start button and then head over to Settings > Update & Security > Window Update and then choose Check for updates.
Microsoft is also supposed to release some big changes this spring so keep an eye out for them.
Nora Reynolds is a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior, writing about science in general. She also likes to try new gadgets and sports about the AI new era.