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Microsoft releases important security patch for Internet Explorer - and includes XP

Microsoft releases important security patch for Internet Explorer - and includes XP

Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer that fixes a problem that can be exploited by attackers and allow them to take over your computer.

That was expected. What wasn't expected is that the company also included a patch for anyone still using Windows XP, even though the system's end-of-life date has come and gone.

Microsoft says the patch is ready to go.

The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. If you’re unsure if you have automatic updates, or you haven’t enabled Automatic Update, now is the time.

For those manually updating, we strongly encourage you to apply this update as quickly as possible following the directions in the released security bulletin.

If you don't have automatic updates, here's how to update Internet Explorer manually.

Not sure if you're actually using Internet Explorer? Find out what browser you're using. 

Read more of Microsoft's statement here.

Source: Fox News

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