In fact, in Windows 10 and Windows 8, the service pack, as we know it from previous versions of Windows, is essentially a dead idea.
Much like updates on your smartphone, Microsoft is continually adding major features via automatic patching.
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Wanna Crypt," a spokesperson said in a statement emailed to .
Windows XP was a major advance from the MS-DOS based versions of Windows in security, stability and efficiency due to its use of Windows NT underpinnings.
The Windows Update utility is used to keep your Windows computer up-to-date.
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Additionally, Microsoft advises users to "use vigilance when opening documents from untrusted or unknown sources." This update is particularly noteworthy because the patch goes all the way back to Windows XP, a version of Windows Microsoft stopped supporting several years ago.
Regarding that unusual move, Microsoft's blog post states, "This decision was made based on an assessment of this situation, with the principle of protecting our customer ecosystem overall, firmly in mind." "Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom: Win32.
These updates will close security holes in your computer and hopefully prevent you from being hacked or infected with viruses.