Microsoft details what Windows 10 cumulative update KB3081436 fixes

Microsoft recently released three security updates for Windows 10, well, mainly for Edge and Internet Explorer. All updates are critical, so we expect users to obtain then as soon as possible. We’re going to talk a little about what the cumulative update KB3081436 brings to the table and why you should get then up and running.

Windows 10

Apart from vulnerabilities in .NET Framework, Mount Manager, Microsoft graphics component, the cumulative update also offers security fixes for Edge and Internet Explorer.

Update KB3084525:

This security update fixes particular vulnerabilities with Microsoft Edge. Chances are, many of you are not using Edge due it being an inferior web browser with a pretty face, but that doesn’t mean the update should be ignored.

The update specifically fixes an issue where a hacker could remotely execute a code should the user visits a webpage that was designed to help hackers gain access to a computer through Edge.

We understand the update is considered as critical, so don’t miss out.

Update KB3082442:

This update is designed for Internet Explorer, and it fixes the same problem as the update for Edge. It will only work with Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7), Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11).

The update should be available for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

How to obtain the new updates for Windows:

Click on the Start button, the Start Menu should appear. Look at the left pane and click on Settings. After that, click on the button that says “Update & Security” and everything should be golden from there.

For some, the updates should be automatic, so there might not be a reason for doing it manually. However, it doesn’t hurt to kick start things if Windows Update is taking a while to deliver.

Read the full details at KB3081436.

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  1. Jesse McCulloch

    Not sure how you come up with the idea that Edge is an inferior browser that just looks nice. Have you even used it? I have found my browsing experience to be great with it, and everything just works.

  2. Carl Wilson

    Some of the sites I use, for instance if I try to load in Edge it says “This website uses technology that works best in Internet Explorer”….

  3. erdelf

    not quite sure if it happened because of this, but a few hours later I had a sudden complete freeze with a blackscreen on my second display… it was kind of strange

  4. bruinsensei

    Agreed, Jesse. The comment is both ignorant and presumptuous from someone who questionably knows the difference between IE & Edge.

    Edge has faster performance than both Chrome and Firefox, rendering HTML5 in particular. Meanwhile IE, while immensely compatible is still the slowest of all 4 browsers.

    Edge is Fido Alliance compliant, and in tandem with Windows Hello and Passport will lead the way to single sign on across all Internet sites from initial workstation login. This is one area where Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft all agree.

    Edge is integrated with all new forms of I/O that Windows 10 presents. Pen, Cortana/Voice, Touch, & even some other means of interaction. Chrome, IE, and Firefox are not.

    Edge has a massive, secure-yet-open extension model similar to that of Chrome or Firefox but with a lot more safeguards to protect users from illicit plug ins. You’ll not only see AdBlock and Grease Monkey but also addins for SAP and other business applications.

    As for the whining about compatibility… that’s the entire reason… and the ONLY reason IE11 ships with Windows 10. Otherwise its the exact opposite of what the author says: Outside of legacy standards compatibility, Edge is a superior browser to IE, Chrome, & Firefox.

  5. Robert Reese

    Well, someone unleashed the fanbois. I guess this is to be expected on an MS-centric site.

    SSO is a Bad Idea from both security and privacy standpoints. I absolutely do not want my software “FIDO Alliance” compliant.

    My laptop also doesn’t need pen support, voice support, touch, or any other I/O other than keyboard and mouse/trackpad inputs and audio and visual outputs. I, for one, detest Cortana and have no use for it. Same, incidentally, goes for half the forced garbage that’s in W10. Thankfully, a lot of it simply won’t run with the less-than-worthless UAC disabled.

    Is Edge superior to all those browsers. Some, surely, but mostly those are matters of subjectivity. Frankly, while Mozilla’s attempt at agile development – in an effort to seem as ‘relevant’ as Chrome – has meant Mozilla’s leadership has had their collective heads up each other’s arses, the browser remains pretty darned good. I agree Edge is better than 11 and Chrome (heck, the only browser in recent history that is worse than Chrome IMO is IE5), I don’t believe it is superior to Opera nor Firefox.

    The conjecture unloaded concerning Edge’s superiority is just that: conjecture. For now, I’ll stick to Firefox and it’s absurdity. At least I can lock it down.

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