Microsoft has sent out an alert intended for all Internet Explorer users regarding a critical patch that protects the applications from at least eight different vulnerabilities and exploits.  As Microsoft typically sends alerts on a regular basis, this “out-of-band” alert highlights the importance of the update that is not available.

The majority of Windows/Internet Explorer users automatically run a Windows Update application, and security patches like this one will typically be installed automatically as these users shut down the computer at the end of the day.  If not, a user can go into the computer’s control panel and select “Windows Update” to see if they have any important updates to install.  While the automatic updates as Windows shuts down are typically vexatious as the computer user is eager to go home but cannot leave until the updates are finished, this one is especially important.

GraVoc Associates, Inc, based in Peabody, MA, is a consulting firm specializing in information systems, information security, and professional services.  A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, GraVoc is committed to providing customers with worthwhile information such as this message to make sure their systems continue to work as they should.  For more information about GraVoc, please visit

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