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Critical Windows, Office and Adobe patches released

October 15, 2009

Microsoft released new patches for critical Windows and Microsoft Office vulnerabilities on October 13, 2009. Adobe also released patches for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

* 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 are running).

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by going to the site:

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

Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat updates:

All users of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, on all platforms, should make sure that they are running the most recent version of this software.

To do so, open Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat and select:

    Help > Check for Updates.

Follow the given instructions to download and install updates for your Adobe products.

Other Windows Updates:

If you are running the FTP service on an IIS server, see:

for information on a critical security update for this software.

If you are using Visual Studio, SQL Server, Expression Web, FoxPro, or Report Viewer see:

for information about a critical update.

If you have any questions or problems applying these patches or if you have any issues with your PC after they are applied, please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to

Thank you for your attention,

Help Desk