Patch Tuesday for Microsoft and Adobe

September 11, 2013

Its the second Tuesday of the month so that means its Patch Tuesday for Microsoft and Adobe.  Its the time of the month where computer users are prompted to apply updates, reboot and click on little icons in the lower right hand corner of the screen that are hard for even the best eyes to make out.  Patch Tuesday for Microsoft and Adobe is a pain for all PC users.

Microsoft and Adobe both separately issues a boatload of updates to fix security holes in their software that bad guys are using to get around anti-virus programs and infect your computer with a virus.

Adobe pushed out updates to fix issues with Adobe Acrobat, Reader, Flash and Shockwave.  Microsoft issues 14 patches to fix 47, YES 47 SECURITY VULNERABILITIES in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and SharePoint.  4 of the 14 patches were labeled “Critical”, meaning that the bad guys know about the issues and are currently using them to their advantage.  Adobe’s Flash update fixes at least four flaws in the popular media player.

These updates as well as those released by other software vendors that are installed on a PC are very important and are one of the best ways to keep your computer virus free, protect your personal data, and keep your PC running well.  But who has time to stay on top of all of this?

Well, at Prairie Star Technology, our Managed IT Services platform monitors these and many other software packages for the latest updates and pushes them to our clients computers.  Its all behind the scenes and the customer never knows it is happening, they dont have to think about ‘Patch Tuesday’ and have the peace of mind that a professional is taking care of them so they can focus on whats important to them.  For $15.99 a month per computer, we monitor these types of things, perform regular preventative maintenance and include a best in class Internet security solution.  So whether you have one computer or a hundred, we’ve got you covered.

If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your computers security to better protect your personal identity, documents, pictures and other data and make your computer faster and more fun to use, call us at 913/730-6262 or on our Contact Us page.  If you are going to take on the risks of the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.

Founded in 2010, Prairie Star Technology is an independent IT service and support firm located in Overland Park and serving the greater Kansas City area providing computer repair and Managed IT Services.  We specialize in improving computer performance, reliability and security for residential and small business customers.  We are focused on providing fast, professional and CompTIA certified computer support to small business and individual clients nationwide.   Our unique Managed IT Services program, Complete Computer Care, combines remote monitoring, preventative maintenance and Internet security all into one bundled offering for only $15.99 a month.

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