Microsoft has issued warnings to its Windows 10 users. It has recommended users run new Windows updates immediately after if found two critical vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities have the potential to become ‘wormable’. This means the malware or viruses can spread without any action on the end-user’s part.

Microsoft’s Response

Microsoft found the vulnerabilities when it was hardening its Remote Desktop Services. This is routine to ensure the best security measures in an ever-changing tech landscape.

The affected versions of Windows include Windows 10 (which runs on 800 million devices), Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 RS SPR, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Updating Your System

If you are using automatic updates for your operating system, you are already covered. If you want to verify that you have no pending updates, or want to run them manually, follow the steps below:

Firstly, click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your desktop. Click the gear icon above the power button icon.

Furthermore, click the Update and Security tab at the bottom of the settings page.

Windows 10

When your computer is up to date, you will see the screen below. If you have any pending updates, there will start downloading. There also will be a button to begin downloading them.

In conclusion, it is very important to keep your device as up to date as possible.

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