Microsoft has just released security updates for April 2015 on today's Patch Day. Security updates are published regularly by the company on the second Tuesday of each month.
This guide offers information about all security updates released on today's Patch Day as well as security and non-security updates released for Windows since the last Patch Day on March 10, 2015.
It begins with an executive summary that reveals important facts about this update.
What then follows is the operating system and Microsoft product distribution, the security bulletins, advisories and non-security updates that link to support pages on the Microsoft website, and last but not least all available download options for the updates.
Operating System Distribution
Other Microsoft Products
Security Advisories and updates
Non-security related updates
How to download and install the April 2015 security updates
As always, updates are available via Windows Update for all supported operating systems. The best way to check for updates right away is to tap on the Windows-key, type Windows Update and load the first matching result that comes up.
A click on check for updates runs a manual update check which you may want to do as you can pick up updates earlier this way.
Windows Update is not the only option to download the most recent security updates for Windows. You can download individual updates from Microsoft's Download Center or download security ISO images that contain all patches for the month.
Last but not least, third-party tools like WSUS are available as well.
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