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February 2014 Critical Windows and Adobe patchess

February 14, 2014

On February 11, 2014, Microsoft released critical patches for Windows.

Adobe has also released critical patches for Adobe Shockwave.

* 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.

Other Windows patches:

If you use the .NET framework, see:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-009

for information about an important update.

If you are the administrator for an Exchange Server that uses Microsoft Forefront Protection, see:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-008

for information about a critical update.

Adobe Shockwave patches

If you use Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.7.148 or earlier versions, you should update to the newest version, 12.0.9.149, which is available at:

https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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