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Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday

Here's what we know about those 34 patches headed for the Automatic Update chute

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Google extends Chrome for Windows XP support until the end of 2015

Google isn't giving up on XP yet, but it hopes you will once Windows 10 rolls around

KB 2965295, KB 2965270 freeze Calendar and syncing, cause lockouts

February patches KB 2956128 and KB 2956203 also come into question -- again

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt questions

Microsoft elaborates on KB 2990214, KB 3044374 Win10 nagware

The explanation raises more questions and has some users upset about being 'stampeded' by Microsoft

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KB 3049508 updates Flash Player in IE for Win8/8.1, Win10 Preview

As if we didn't get enough patches on Tuesday, we have one more on Wednesday

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Microsoft woes: Patch KB 3013769, Skype for Business, Windows 10 nagware

Several of this month's Black Tuesday patches are already showing signs of trouble

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Windows 10 nagware patch KB 3035583 now marked 'important' on some PCs

Many readers report that the Windows 7/8/8.1 update patch now installs by default through Automatic Update

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Microsoft reissues KB 2952664 Win7 upgrade pack, KB 2919355 Win 8.1 Update

Microsoft has reissued several old patches, plus five new ones, via Automatic Update

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Microsoft releases mystery Windows patch KB 3035583

Out-of-band optional patch to Windows Update notifications gives no clue what new 'additional capabilities' are available

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More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline that Microsoft unexpectedly announced last August

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

The good news: More than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

Flash-based vulnerability lingers on many websites three years later

A large number of developers have failed to patch their Flash apps against a vulnerability that can be exploited to target Web users

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Windows Server 2003 admins beware: Microsoft reissues Netlogon patch KB 3002657

If you're running Windows Server 2003, Microsoft advises you install KB 3002657-v2 on top of the first patch

OpenSSL mystery patches due for release Thursday

No details of the vulnerabilities are available yet, but one flaw is rated of 'high' severity

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KB 3033929 install fails, with multiple errors

The reissued patch that's supposed to bring SHA-2 code signing abilities to Win7/Server 2008 R2 is causing havoc

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Woes mount for Microsoft Netlogon patch KB 3002657, SHA-2 signing patch KB 3033929

In good news: Microsoft patch KB 3032359 fixes last month's Poodle patch that broke Cisco AnyConnect VPN

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Problems reported with Microsoft patch KB 3002657, warning issued on KB 3046049

But in general, this month's massive patching exercise is going surprisingly well so far

Microsoft fixes FREAK vulnerability in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has issued five critical patches among its 14 updates for for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office

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