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Critical Windows, Office, and Adobe patches

February 12, 2016

Microsoft has released critical patches for Windows and Office. Adobe has also released critical patches for Flash Player, PhotoShop CC and Bridge CC.

All Windows PCs must be patched

To patch your PC

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.

Other Windows patches

Microsoft .NET - Denial of service
  https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-019

How to patch Adobe Flash Player

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 and instructions for patching Adobe AIR, see:
  https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-04.html

Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC patches

If you use Adobe Photoshop CC or Bridge CC, see:
   https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb16-03.html
for information about critical patches.

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