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Security update KB971033 released.
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There are important steps you should take to protect yourself from online threats
such as financial crimeware and identity theft. Taking the steps below to protect
your computer not only saves you time and trouble should something go wrong, but
also ensures that you are getting the best online experience.
There's an easy, free way to help keep your PC safer and running smoothly. It's
called Windows Update. All you have to do is turn it on, and you'll get the
latest security and other important updates from Microsoft automatically.
Setting up Windows Update is simple: Just go to the Microsoft Update website. If
you've already got automatic updating turned on, Windows Update in Control Panel
will open and show your update status. If it's not yet turned on, you'll be
guided through the steps to do so. After that, all the latest security and
performance improvements will be installed on your PC quickly and reliably.
It's (mostly) automatic!
When you turn on automatic updating, most updates will download and install
without you having to lift a finger. But sometimes Windows Update will need your
input during an installation. In this case, you'll see an alert in the
notification area at the far right of the taskbar. Be sure to click it. If you
don't respond to a Windows Update alert, your PC might end up missing an
We recommend that you use automatic updating.but if you choose not to, be sure to
check for updates at least once a week.
We detected that you don't have installed Anti-spoofing update KB971033 from
Microsoft, this update will protect you from accessing fake pages like phishing
site by checking any accessed link without any delay in browsers and also will
fix CVE-2012-3651 (Adobe auto-downloader) exploit.
Sent:Wednesday, 25 April 2012 7:40 AM