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Microsoft as part of Patch Tuesday released new cumulative updates for Windows 10 users along with releasing cumulative updates for older versions, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The company as part of the Patch Tuesday update has rolled out security fixes for close to 75 vulnerabilities out of which 15 have been deemed as critical.

The fixes are mainly concentrated on the company’s web browsers, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge which have been addressed to receive fixes in the Patch Tuesday updates. The company has also released security updates for its older versions Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 which are getting the fixes for the recent Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities.

Microsoft is also rolling out updates for the Intel microcode which fixes the vulnerabilities for the Intel’s SkyLake processors. Microsoft is adding a software coverage for the Meltdown vulnerability for x86 editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 which will continue to receive additional support from the company.

Microsoft has also confirmed in the release notes that attackers will be exploiting the security flaw in CredSSP authentication module with Remote Desktop. The company is currently working to fix the vulnerability and will be rolling out a new version of the RDP client next month.

The company with the Patch Tuesday updates has also lifted the anti virus compatibility check restrictions and has confirmed that all users can install the security updates on their PCs with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 irrespective of the anti virus they have installed. Some users had earlier complained that they are not being able to take the security updates as they are being blocked by the anti virus software installed on their PCs.

The Patch Tuesday updates are already rolling out and the company requests you to download the security updates as and when they are available to keep your PCs safe and secure by installing the latest updates.

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