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Out-of-band security update for Microsoft Windows, August 2010

Out-of-band security update for Microsoft Windows, August 2010

On August 2, 2010, Microsoft released an out-of-band security update for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows.

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Reason for update

KB article


Addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows


Get security updates automatically

You may already have the update if you have automatic updating turned on. To learn about automatic updating, see Update your PC automatically.

If you do not have automatic updating turned on, or to check whether you need the update, go to Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update is an online tool that will scan your computer and provide you a report about what updates your computer needs.

Download updates from the Microsoft Download Centre

Security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Centre. Find them by doing a keyword search using the words security update and the name of the month the update was released.

Technical information about security updates

Read the Microsoft Security Response Centre blog for updated information. IT professionals and systems administrators, go to Microsoft TechNet for detailed information about updates.

Other steps you can take to help protect your computer