Microsoft's Update Tuesday for May was yesterday and there are some important updates from both Microsoft and Adobe that you need to install on your computer. These updates close major security holes that hackers might use to take control of your system.
Let's start with Microsoft and its 13 updates. Three of these are rated as "Critical," which is the highest rating Microsoft has, and they patch 30 separate flaws in Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, .NET and Silverlight. One of the flaws could let a hacker take over your computer if you visit a malicious website.
Obviously, you want to update as soon as possible, if you haven't already. Click here to find out if Windows is waiting to install any important updates and how to set it to update automatically.
Microsoft isn't the only one releasing updates. As usual, Adobe is getting in on the action too with updates to Flash, Reader, Acrobat and AIR. You can download the latest version of Flash here. If you're running Chrome or Internet Explorer on Windows 8, Flash is built in, so restarting the browser should install the latest version.
Do you even need Flash anymore? Click here to learn how you can live without it.
Not many people have Acrobat or AIR, but you probably have Reader installed. Click here to get the latest version.