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Patch & Darn

If you are using a Windows box and wonder why things seem to be much slower than normal the last few days, the BBC has the probable answer: Microsoft readies bumper update

Microsoft will issue its biggest ever security update on 13 October.

The update will include 13 bulletins that between them tackle 34 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft said that eight of the bulletins were rated as critical – the most serious sort of vulnerability.

The security patches will close loopholes in many different programs including different editions of Windows, Internet Explorer and some elements of Office.

This stuff is automatically downloaded in the background [if your machine is on auto-update], so it is eating up your bandwidth. You may notice disk activity when you aren’t doing anything, or a lot of stalling while downloading graphics.


1 cookie jill { 10.12.09 at 6:33 pm }

OT…the rain is on it’s way. Big time. Let’s hope that hydromulch does some good.


2 Bryan { 10.12.09 at 9:24 pm }

I posted on it after I got back after dinner and a few errands, like my 401[L].

3 Kryten42 { 10.13.09 at 9:46 pm }

😆 😆 😆 @ M$!

Good luck… suckers! 😛

4 Bryan { 10.13.09 at 10:31 pm }

My virus software is already nagging about it, and MS hasn’t finished the download.

Those guys in Slovakia made good software, but they do temd to be nannies about some things.