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Updates 5/9/17 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.

Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern DAYLIGHT SAVING Time]

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Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

For more information, see https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary

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Adobe will be joining-in, with updates for Flash.

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RE: Updates 5/9/17 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.171 has been released

In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player with important bug fixes and security updates.

These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  

 
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier emoticon.Star.title ( Revised installer links located toward bottom of:  https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html )
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emoticon.Star.title Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 will be updated to 25.0.0.171, via Microsoft Update:
 
Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (4020821)
 
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RE: Updates 5/9/17 - "Microsoft Tuesday"

WARNING:  The link for this separate download of the MSRT is now pre-checking a box to also download "MSN default homepage & Bing default search engine".    Be sure to uncheck this, unless you really want it!
 
Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT, MRT) for May, version 5.48
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Reminder:   Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].
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This month's MSRT adds detection/removal of Ransom:Win32/WannaCrypt : Ransomware that can stop you from using your PC or accessing your data. Unlike other ransomware, however, this threat has worm capabilities. It uses an exploit code for a patched SMB vulnerability, CVE-2017-0145. This vulnerability was fixed in security bulletin MS17-010, which was released on March 14, 2017. We remind all customers to keep computers up-to-date.

The exploit code used by this threat to spread to other computers was designed to work only against unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (or earlier OS) systems. The exploit does not affect Windows 10 PCs.

 
Additional information on WannaCrypt:

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