Microsoft Readies 10 Windows Patches For TuesdayIt looks like this month’s Patch Tuesday is going to be full of fun with 10 patches for Windows and 2 for Office. Come August 8 you can expect to see your “Windows Updates are waiting to be installed” notification sitting in your system tray. Here is a brief overview of what to expect from the updates:

  • Ten Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. Some of these updates will require a restart.
  • Two Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.
  • Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.
  • Microsoft will release two NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

It is always nice to know ahead of time whether these updates will require you to restart your computer and it looks like these will. You could really plan ahead, if you haven’t done so already, and adjust the timer that prompts you to restart your computer. I set my timer to remind me every 2 hours which is long enough so that it won’t annoy me but short enough so that I won’t ignore it completely.

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