Security for Home Users - November 2013

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Microsoft Update

Security updates for November 12, 2013

·         Learn how to get security updates automatically

·         Get updates from Microsoft Update

·         Watch a video about the updates


How do I update my computer?  

Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. You'll get these and other important updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and other software if you turn on automatic updating in Control Panel.

Learn how to turn on automatic updating in Windows 8 and other Windows operating systems.  


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