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Alternatively, you can download software utilities such as Belarc Advisor that will list the updates installed on your computer and any critical updates you may be missing.Baked inside 79 security updates this week, Microsoft revealed that it needed to make an emergency patch to Windows XP.Now, at first blush, you might be wondering why Microsoft would even care about Windows XP.After all, it's an operating system the company launched in 2001 and Microsoft hasn't been providing security updates and support on it for the last five years.But the Windows XP patch suggests we all need to spend more time thinking about the technology we're using--and the technology we shouldn't be using.And if nothing else, it also means we need to be serious about updating our software with the latest security patches to keep ourselves and others safe.But its description suggests that hackers exploiting the bug could take control of your computer, use it to encrypt your data and steal information, and ultimately force you to fork over hundreds or thousands of dollars to get it back.The flaw might also allow hackers to use your Windows XP machine as a tool to disseminate malware and target even more machines.
Users of Microsoft Windows XP and later versions can have Microsoft Windows automatically update their computer.
It will guide you through performing a Windows Update.
If no updates are required, it will report that your computer is up-to-date.
With an estimated 1 billion Windows machines in use right now, that translates to 36 million computers around the world still running Microsoft's ancient operating system.
Companies are especially at risk in this scenario and make up a large share of those Windows XP machines.That's because, in some cases, the mission-critical applications they use only work with Windows XP.