If your Windows PC hasn’t already automatically installed the latest security updates, you’ll want to manually run them. Microsoft has issued fixes for some major vulnerabilities including a flaw in where malware is hidden in the form of a text document.

When that document is opened, spyware is launched. This spyware comes from an actual spy firm called Gamma Group that usually sells to nation-states.  Crazy scary, right? This problem affects all supported versions of Windows.

There are also dozens of other updates including fixes for issues Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.  If you’re running Windows 10, it should have already updated automatically. You can check by going to the search box for your version of Windows and typing “check for updates.”  Then click on the result.

Here’s the search in Windows 7.

windows-update-7

And in Windows 10.

windows-update-10

Then install updates if needed.

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Stay safe out there, folks.