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July 13th, 2016:

Microsoft Security Updates – JULY 2016

Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-jul.aspx

https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html?viewday=2016-07-12

http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/07/ms-tuesday.html

Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release is has 11 bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities. 6 of these bulletins are rated critical and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Internet Explorer, JScript/VBScript, Print Spooler, Office and Adobe Flash Player.  The remaining bulletins are rated important and address vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel, Office, Kernel-Mode Drivers, .NET Framework, and Secure Boot.

WINDOWS 7 – Improved Windows Update efficiencies with KB-3161608

Installing KB-3161608 made a world of difference on my WIN7 corporate laptop.  The 64 bit version of the WIN7 rollup was installed after downloading the 25MB patch.  After installation and rebooting, the Windows Update process was about 3-4 times faster this month.  The patch inventory & search process was the most time consuming part of the past process.  It usually took 2-3 hours alone to complete, prior to downloading any changes (and after the change the inventory portion completes within 10 minutes) 

June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
25MB download and you must reboot PC after installing
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608

The June 2016 update rollup package for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 fixes issues and includes performance and reliability improvements. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Check out the fixed issues in this update. Also, see the prerequisite and restart requirement for installing this update.