Windows updates December 2018 critical or not

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Fly, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    As I'm a bit of an amateur in these matters and since I like to stay in control of my Windows 7 system I install patches manually, through the Microsoft update catalog. I usually rely on ghacks which is easy and usually correct.

    None of the Windows 7 updates were listed as critical on ghacks, but I recall some updates were referred to as critical on a different website. I took a quick look at the issue, and a quote A number of updates are considered critical, I do not know if that pertains to Windows 7 systems. It mentions one kernel vulnerability that is 'exploited' but not 'critical'. I think it had been referred to on a different website as critical.

    I installed all updates, but this makes me wonder. Is 'critical' versus 'important' not enough information when deciding if one wants to install updates ?
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
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