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Urgent warning to update your Windows PC – as Microsoft admits it closed over 100 security holes

Urgent warning to update your Windows PC – as Microsoft admits it closed over 100 security holes

MICROSOFT'S latest security update contains 112 fixes for vulnerabilities.That means you should probably update your Windows PC now to be on the safe

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MICROSOFT’S latest security update contains 112 fixes for vulnerabilities.

That means you should probably update your Windows PC now to be on the safe side.

Hackers were known to be exploiting some of the vulnerabilities

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Hackers were known to be exploiting some of the vulnerabilitiesCredit: Corbis – Getty

A worrying 17 of these vulnerabilities were classified as “critical”.

A further 93 more were labelled as “important”.

The others were “moderate” issues but still needed to be addressed.

One of the security issues involved the ‘Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver’ and hackers were known to be exploiting the problem.

Windows 10 is the most popular desktop software

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Windows 10 is the most popular desktop softwareCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Other issues were fixed within Microsoft Office and Windows 10.

If you’re a Windows 10 users most updates should download automatically but to be on the safe side you can follow the steps below.

How to update Windows 10

To make sure your Windows 10 is update you first need to click on the Start button in the bottom left corner.

The click on Settings and then the Updates and Security icon.

Here you should be able to select Windows Update.

You’ll then be given the option to check for updates and if there is one available it should download automatically. 

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In other news, Google has just released a new Chrome update to fix two security vulnerabilities that were being exploited by hackers.

Facebook has a Vanish Mode that lets you send self-deleting texts.

And, Xbox Series X scalpers are already selling the new sold-out console for thousands on eBay.

Have you had any problems with Microsoft recently? Let us know in the comments…


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This post first appeared on Thesun.co.uk

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