Download this component and never miss a Critical Update again. Whenever a new Critical Fix is released, you will be notified. Microsoft has improved Windows Critical Update Notification by adding a feature which allows this component to update itself as improvements and new features become available.
Critical Update Notification is a great way to keep your computer up-to-date and protected from potential security issues affecting Microsoft Windows. Download this component, and the next time you are connected to the Internet you will be notified of any critical updates to Windows that are available for your system. You can choose to download the update right away or postpone downloading until a more convenient time.
When you install Critical Update Notification, you give Windows Update permission to scan your computer (much like the scan performed by the Product Updates catalog). The scan, which occurs in the background while you are using the Internet, determines if the available update is appropriate for your system. Task Scheduler controls the scanning schedule, so you'll see a task for Critical Update Notification among your other scheduled tasks. The scanning schedule is preset and Microsoft recommends that you do not modify the settings. You won't be notified of every scan, the scans won't interfere with your Internet computing, and none of the information gathered is sent to Microsoft or sent over the Internet.
Before using Critical Update Notification at work, ask your network administrator whether this service is recommended for use within your organization. If your internal network requires you to enter a password each time you visit an Internet site, Critical Update Notification may require that password once a day in order to check for new updates.
For more information about Task Scheduler, please refer to Windows Help.
Note Critical Update Notification cannot be uninstalled while it is running.