Get advance notice about August 2013 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the August 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. 

For other versions of Windows, you can check whether automatic updating is turned on through the Microsoft Update website. This will open Windows Update in Control Panel; if automatic updating is not turned on, you’ll be guided through the steps to set it up. After that, all the latest security and performance improvements will be installed on your PC quickly and reliably.

If you are a technical professional

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

    Can't download Security update compleatly.Help. What did I do wrong?

  2. Anonymous

    My Windows Defender works ok w/ 'quick scan'   Hwvr, with 'full scan' it freezes up after between 25 min and 75 min. I've ran it approx. twelve times in the past two months with the same result. Still, when I look, it says 'your computer is running normally' and it gives the date/time for the last scan, freeze-up notwithstanding.  Worried..  

  3. Anonymous

    I can  not enter my phone # for the security code to be sent to me…how can I do this and get into my msn hotmail act?

  4. Anonymous

    how i can downloading language bar in my  microsoft

  5. Anonymous

    microsoft feeps asking for code,the one i was sent does't work please help i cannot get signed in to my e-mail .

  6. Anonymous

     Received internet Explorer has bloc this website from displaying content with security certificate error. P;ease adviced

  7. Anonymous

    how can i see my facebook pictures on my profile

  8. Anonymous

    I am cut off from Outlook mail because none of the security codes sent to me by phone and email worked.

  9. Anonymous

    @Ron Wise

    Download it on another computer. If that is not an option, than use firefox to download it.


    Use another scanning program. Get F-secure, a linux free tool, and scan your PC.

    @joan mac niven

    You need to email support and get help thru that.


    It should already be there. Read this:…/the-language-bar-overview

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