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Windows Update is a tool built into Microsoft Windows, to easily allow users to update and patch their versions of Windows. As with virtually all software, bugs and security holes in Windows are being discovered all the time. The Blaster worm which infected computers the world over exploited a security hole which was actually patched on July 16th 2003, almost a month before the worm appeared. This means that anyone regularly running Windows Update would have been immune from the worm before the worm was actually released.