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Critical Windows, Office, and Adobe patches

December 19, 2016

Microsoft has released critical patches for Windows and Office. Adobe has released critical patches for Flash Player.

*All Windows PCs must be patched*

To patch your Windows 7 PC

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Click on the update icon on the taskbar.

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by clicking the "Start" button, click "All Programs", and then click "Windows Update".

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

To patch your Windows 10 PC

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Click on the update icon on the taskbar.

If you do not have such an icon, click the Start button with the Windows logo, then click the Settings gear icon along the left side of the Start menu.

Click the Update & Security category in Settings, the click the Check for Updates button.

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

Additional Patches

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If you use the .NET framework, see:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-155

for information about an important patch.

How to patch Adobe Flash Player

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To see your current version of Flash, and the most recent patched version of Flash for your browser, visit:

https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

If you are using the Flash Player that is installed with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer on Windows 8 or 10, or Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, your version of Flash on that browser will be updated automatically.

To upgrade Flash if you are not using one of the above browsers, download it from:

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Each browser that you use to view Flash content will need to be updated.

For additional details about these patches, see:

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