Microsoft Announces Windows XP, Internet Explorer Updates

The company will roll out fixes for several key products on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has just announced that this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle will bring a total of 14 security bulletins supposed to fix flaws in a wide array of products.

Four of these updates are marked as “Critical,” while the other 10 are flagged as “Important,” the company said in a short notification posted on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog.

While no details have been provided in order to keep users on the safe side until patches are delivered, the company did mention that Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint, and Windows would all receive updates.

Windows XP, the operating system that will be officially retired on April 8, 2014, will receive five different bulletins, all of which are supposed to patch security flaws that would expose users’ computers and data.

As usual, all fixes will be delivered via the built-in Windows Update tool, so user input will be minimal on most workstations.

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