February security updates: Get advance notice

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the February security updates. On Tuesday, February 14 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 9 bulletins.

The easiest way to get the updates when they’re available is to turn on Windows automatic updating. For more information about how this works, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.

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

Advanced Notification includes information about:

  • The number of new security updates being released
  • The software affected
  • Severity levels of vulnerabilities
  • Information about any detection tools relevant to the updates

For more information about the security updates that will be released on February 14, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012.

For official risk and impact analysis, as well as deployment guidance, visit the MSRC blog. If you are on Twitter, you might want also want to follow @MSFTSecResponse.

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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

    Yesterday I downloaded the UPDATEs and I immediately got "KB 2310138 kept demanding that it be installed over and over in windows 7". Two HP Laptops got the same message.

    We ended up uninstalling MSE and reinstalling it on both PCs. It still stalls when trying to do a Full Scan, we uninstalled it again and MSE keeps stalling on Full Scans.

    What was the deal, why did this happen, and to both PCs? We independently   downloaded the NEW MSE on each PC.

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