Get advance notice about June 2014 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the June security updates.

If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar—be sure to click it.

In Windows 8, Windows will turn on automatic updating during setup unless you choose to turn it off. To check this setting and turn on automatic updating, open the Search charm, enter Turn automatic updating on or off, and tap or click Settings to find it. 

Learn how to install Windows Updates in Windows 7.

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The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this to enable customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    why does my outlook email content say I need to enter a code, but then it says the system is not available. And I have 3 more days to do. I never even knew I had a microsoft code.

  2. Anonymous

    Is this a scam or phishing e-mail?

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  3. Anonymous

    I am on my last chance to get a code but the e-mail addresses u have asked me to choose from no longer apply.

    Can you please tell me what I have to do to continue getting into my hotmail account?

    Thank you

  4. Anonymous

    About a month ago, I received a security code which is supposed to keep me from losing touch with my account. Now I am told this isn't a valid account.  I think this is very unnecessary and probably just another scam as nothing I do seems to work. I am locked out of my account and am so frustrated that I am wondering it is even worth staying online or should I just go to another email????  The very thing that is supposed to protect my account makes it unavailable to me. How can I receive a new code if I can't access my email??

  5. Anonymous

    I have several hotmail accounts.  Every so often YOU require or send me a message to change the password or ask all these security questions.  It is very irritating.  I've lost one of the accounts because I could not answer all the questions youn are asking.  I cannot remember every person I email or folder that I set up in each account.  PLEASE STOP DOING THIS!  IT TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO ACCESS MY ACCOUNTS.  OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT I HAVE VALUABLE INFORMATION in these mailboxes, I'm inclined not to use these anymore.  I will have to figure out how to transfer EVERYTHING – folders and contacts into my other email accounts.

    This is such a bother.

  6. Anonymous

    i was asked to enter my email address to make sure i was the account owner and subsequently it would be verified and Microsoft would forward me a code. Well i never received that code and i fear I will be kicked out of my account.

    Additionally i entered another email address to get verifications and it is not there any more

  7. Anonymous

    I'm getting a little aggravated at having to verify your safety code thing it keeps asking me to verify! I'm having to do it every time! It won't let me enter a new backup email! The only one it lets me enter does not exist anymore! Please send me am email on how I can fix this from happening every time I sign in!!! It says its from Microsoft!!!

  8. Anonymous

    how can I get my computer monitored against hackers here.

  9. Anonymous

    I was a victim of the so-called "Microsoft" scam on my ADSL connected HP Laptop & ended up spending $260 on a system clean up. They installed a bunch of 'anti-malware apps.

    Can you provide a patch to restore to normal.

  10. Anonymous

    I am in the same boat concerning this totally stupid safety code rubbish…looks like I will lose my account as well.

    Apart from this, whoever sends these code messages, writes them in Bulgarian and I have to forward them to a translator to find out what they mean.

    Why is this rubbish happening now…….I've had years of hassle free use???

  11. Anonymous

    I have read many of the above statements and feel that the threat of having or not having a security code is

    ruining my interest in computer communications. I think all this seems nonsense, or certainly threatening without sufficient logic.

    Please cut out all this nonsense!

  12. Anonymous

    I have become a victim of this security code thing also.  What is the answer to this problem.  I noticed that the email address I am to verify says homail. not hotmail.  I am just an email user, help please!

  13. Anonymous

     I  paid for my computer,,, no  $39.00  Thank You

  14. Anonymous

    I can not get my computer to accept the latest security update.  I have tried everything I have been told to do per my computer and nothing seems to help.  My error codes are 80070641 and 641.  I do not know what else to do.  Can Microsoft help me?????????????????

  15. Anonymous

    Can you please confirm that the annoying message that I have been receiving for 'Security Code Verification' by text or telephone call, is genuine and has been coming from yourselves, and it is not a scam?

    I followed the procedure twice and got a telephone call with security code, which I entered on screen as requested.  I have since received the same message again whilst trying to log into my email account.  I have now had to change my password.

    Can I assume that I will not receive any more 'verification' phone or email messages.  It is becoming frustrating to get out of that screen each time.

    Please confirm as a matter of urgency that my email account has not been compromised with false requests for information.

    Thank you.

  16. Anonymous

    i'm a victim of this scurity code also, i lost so much time tring to recover , please help

  17. Anonymous

    I'm so fed up with Microsoft at the moment – mainly because of the following two criminal acts:

    1: Each and every-time I'll need to verify 1 email account with a code that I can get when going to a linked email account…but the same thing is happening with that account too – so I am going through 4 email accounts and 5th I had linked with a cellphone., operator (Gmobile) can't receive international SMS, so I choose the 'call' option–>OMG I get a Vietnamese robot on the other end saying the numbers in Vietnamese!! Nowadays all companies expect you to read&speak the language of the country you are in — anyway this all takes a s$!t load of time…and for what? to enhance the security?…or to squeeze more personal info from us…and update the cyber pop. map? — please just close all my accounts…I can't do it myself since some of my email accounts are linked to eachother and thus impossible to verify.

    2. I fricking paid for my Windows….for what? to get things I don't want? and getting things the way I want, is officially seen as "reverse engineering" or something only OEM's are allowed to play with (and than they only can play with unimaginative software deployment tools) any adaptation to these tools can be easily suppressed by the user agreements—-sad company that has been allowed to have a monopole position …. I think we should all start dual booting with a linux distro so companies can start creating things the users really want!

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