Author Archives: Diane Korngiebel

Get the latest Windows updates securely

Reports of Microsoft’s silent updates published on
Sept. 13
and
20 Windows Secrets raised security questions for many readers.

But with a little bit of know-how, you can keep risks to a minimum when getting updates using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

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How to run Microsoft Update using Firefox

The Sept. 6 issue of Windows Secrets explained how to automate Internet Explorer 7 to access Microsoft Update once a month.

But some readers expressed displeasure at the thought of using the dreaded IE 7 even for this relatively safe chore.

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