Get advance notice about December 2013 security updates

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

    I have turned on automatic updating for my Windows XP. But now I have found, after several identical updates during the last weeks, that every day I will find a new security update for Window XP (KB 2862330). This will be announced every time I close down my computer . As I understand, it would be neccessery to do just one specific update – it should not be repeated again with the same message, the next time I close down my computer? Do I have a problem with my automatic updating?


    Best wishes

    Nils Eric

  2. Anonymous

    I made a big misstake.  I was playing with nmy wife on the computer and did not watch wat happend and cannt get in windows  microsoft

    and now I am stuck with google and cannot get into Microsoft. Pleare help,   thank you

  3. Anonymous

    Apparently, because of the latest update, I cannot access my bank account.  After answering the security question, the button to access the account DOES NOT WORK.  HELP!!!!

  4. Anonymous

    I am trying to delete AVG securety from my computor but I can,t do it. Could you please help me. Regards Geoffrey.

  5. Anonymous

    Thank you for your response I will see how it work .


  6. Anonymous


    my windoors don't have up today sertifications way

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