Patch Tuesday January 2018: Update now or be exposed

By: Madeleine Dean
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Patch Tuesday January 2018

You all know what happens on the second Tuesday of each month: it’s Patch Tuesday. The Patch Tuesday January 2018 edition focuses heavily on security, bringing a bevy of improvements that will help your Windows systems to successfully block the latest cyber threats.

As a quick reminder, recent security reports unveiled that CPUs are affected by a severe vulnerability that could potentially allow hackers to steal information from your computer.

So, if you want to protect your computer against the latest threats, download the Patch Tuesday updates.

Patch Tuesday January 2018: Here’s that full list of updates

1. Windows OS updates

2. Other updates

  • KB4056868 Windows 10 1703 compatibility update
  • KB890830 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool update

3. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 updates

4. Office 2016 updates

These updates focus mainly of patching security vulnerabilities that could allows remote code execution:

4. Office 2013 updates

These updates patch removes code execution vulnerabilities and fix some Outlook issues:

You can download these updates automatically through Windows Update or get the standalone update package from Microsoft’s Update Catalog. Simply enter the KB number that you want to download, hit Enter and then click on the download button.

Note for AMD PC users: Due to the vast amount of issues reported by users, some of the Patch Tuesday updates may be unavailable for your device. Microsoft blocked the main Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 cumulative updates until they manage to fix the issues reported by users.

Meanwhile, if you want to eliminate the risk of getting your computer bricked, you can block the updates. For more information, check out this guide. However, keep in mind that not installing the latest updates makes your computer vulnerable to threats, so proceed at your own risk.

Have you installed the latest batch of updates on your computer? Did you encounter any particular issues? Let us know in the comments below.

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