Get advance notice about December security updates

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the December security updates. On Tuesday, December 11 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins that will address issues in Microsoft Windows, Word, Windows Server and Internet Explorer.

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
About the Author
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

    The security update that installed itself on Dec 7, 2012 has blocked sites that I need. It will not allow me to log in. Why can I not remove it?

  2. Anonymous

    thank you…this is a service i have wished 4  4 sometime


    So I know you have probably read about that German security firm evaluated Anti Virus and Security software a couple weeks ago. It failed MSE as not being effective at zero day malware if I read it right. Having used MSE from beta I was surprised by this. It won't stop me from using it because I prefer a more minimal security suite and do consider myself a proactive internet user.

    I really don't have issues with malware. My question is how much of a issue it is for MSE to be weak in just this one area? Does Defender used on Windows 8 differ or has more features then MSE on a Windows 7 PC?

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