Microsoft® to release nine critical patches for Windows® 7 on Valentine’s Day
Microsoft Corporation has announced that it would be delivering nine security updates on 14 February (Valentine’s Day). Four out of these nine security updates will be critical to fix the 21 vulnerabilities witnessed by Windows 7 users in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, .Net and Microsoft Silverlight. The remaining five patches have been tagged “important” by Microsoft. These patches will be important to fix the bugs that Microsoft admitted could be exploited by hackers to hijack computers and plant malware on Windows 7 running computer systems.
According to the February Advanced Notification issued by Microsoft, the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool would be updated on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.
In last month, Microsoft released seven bulletins, with only one listed as “critical”. The bulletins addressed issues faced by users in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft developer tools. With the February release, Microsoft will exceed the release of January month, and will almost triple the number of vulnerabilities addressed, from eight in January to 21 this month.