This Tuesday will be the first patch Tuesday of the new year. Microsofts latest round of updates include three patches to seal security vulnerabilities. There is also sure to be an update the ever present windows malicious software removal tool. However there will still be a number of recently discovered Internet Explorer vulnerabilities left unpatched. As always it is important for all Windows users to patch and update their computers as soon as updates are made available. These updates are your first line of defense against malware, spyware, viruses, and trojans. If you have any issues installing Microsoft Updates you are encouraged to make an appointment as soon possible; difficulty installing updates is a sure sign of a larger problem.