Microsoft has just enabled downloads for today's security patches on Windows Update.
Today's Patch Day brings 12 security bulletins that fix vulnerabilities of various severity affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.
Three of the vulnerabilities have a maximum severity rating of critical, the highest possible rating. The remaining 11 have a maximum severity rating of important.
Windows users can check for the updates by opening Windows Update which is linked from the Windows start menu. There it is possible to check for new updates which needs to be done if the PC has been running for some time today.
The security bulletin summary for February 2011 offers in depth information about the updates and the affected applications.
All individual security bulletins are listed and linked below as well.
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