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Critical Windows security patches released

January 11, 2006

Microsoft released new patches for critical Windows security vulnerabilities on January 10, 2006. These patches are in addition to the Windows "WMF file" patch that was released last week. All Windows PCs must be patched.

To patch your PC:

Click on the update icon on the taskbar (it is a globe or yellow shield with an exclamation point, depending on which version of Windows you're running).

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by going to the site: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

After patching, you must reboot your PC in order for the patches to take effect.

Please contact help@cs.cmu.edu or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions or problems with applying these patches.