Windows Update clients normally download updates over an Internet connection, although Microsoft makes provision for installing updates on computers without an Internet connection and a range of alternative methods and programs also exist to install updates. Security updates or critical updates protect against vulnerabilities to malware and security exploits.Other updates correct errors unrelated to security, or enhance functionality.Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs.
Customers running Windows 10 were not targeted by the attack today. We also know that some of our customers are running versions of Windows that no longer receive mainstream support.
Customers who are running supported versions of the operating system (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016) will have received the security update MS17-010 in March.
If customers have automatic updates enabled or have installed the update, they are protected.
Hi All, As you may have heard, Windows Live Essentials 2011 has been released.
It will be available through Windows Update (WU) in the coming weeks, starting October 19th.