How to get Microsoft security updates for August

Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. This month Microsoft released nine security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Visual Basic, Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac, and Microsoft Office for Mac.


Get the updates

If you have automatic updating turned on, your computer will automatically update and install these security updates.


If you don’t have automatic updating turned on, you can download the updates at the Microsoft Update Web site. Make sure you both download and install the updates.


Read more about the updates for August

To find out more information about the updates, see Microsoft security updates for August.


Get technical information about the updates

For technical details, visit Microsoft TechNet.

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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 »