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New updates available for Windows, Internet Explorer, Flash

Munich (dpa) – Microsoft and Adobe announced new security updates for Patch Day in July: affected systems included Internet Explorer, Flash and the Windows virus scanner Defender.

Microsoft announced that it was closing a total of 35 security gaps, which hackers could have used to gain access right to other computers or to install dangerous programmes.

Microsoft updates are usually automatically downloaded and installed, which means users just need to restart their computers once to get everything up to date. Patch Day falls on the second Wednesday of every month.

Adobe’s updates for Flash and Shockwave have to be downloaded manually.

The new, more secure version of Flash for Windows is indexed 11.8.800.94. Users need to check their PCs to see which version they are running. Starting this month, there are no longer upgrades for the older version of Flash, which starts with the number 10.