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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Patches With Specter Enhancements

At the same time we are awaiting the arrival of the first great upgrade Windows 10 for this year, we refer to the May 2019 Update that could begin to be distributed at any time by those of Redmond from this moment on. But of course, in parallel to the arrival of this update that many users have been waiting for weeks, Microsoft you don’t want to leave out users who are still working with slightly older versions of Windows 10 and still official support by the firm.

And it is that as we are used to, the firm based in Redmond use these Patch Tuesday to offer its millions of system users solutions for the latest bugs discovered, as well as the latest security updates that apply to its products so that we can be protected at all times. Thus, in the month of launch of the first update of characteristics of 2019, the firm launches the cumulative ones corresponding to this Patch Tuesday with a good amount of corrections, both for security, and for the rest of the operating system sections.

Security patches arrive for Windows 10 May 2019

To say that the most recent version of the system, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, has just received the KB4494441 update and, as usual, it is mainly focused on the resolution of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft system, in addition to other applications of the sign as Microsoft Edge and Internet explorer. Specifically and if we refer to the news of the cumulative update KB4494441, as we say, this focuses on correcting errors related to the security in Windows 10, and others that are not security and focus on improving the experience with the operating system.

Well, this patch for the version 1803 fixes a problem with certain fonts that damage some Excel documents, as we discussed today and that have already been resolved, while introducing additional mitigations for variant 2 of the vulnerability Specter thus improving the reliability and security of Windows 10.

On the other hand, another version of the operating system that is more widespread among users at that time, the April 2018 Update or version 1803, just received the security patch KB4499167 with various security fixes both for the system itself, as well as for some of its main applications and functions.

Although in normal conditions we should receive these patches through the function Windows update of the OS, in the event that we do not receive them, below we leave you the download links of the official catalog of the firm so that you can download and install them yourself:

KB4494441 Windows 10 version 1809

KB4499167 Windows 10 version 1803

KB4499179 – Windows 10 version 1709

KB4499181 – Windows 10 version 1703