Microsoft to release bunch of patches next week - Wikimedia Commons

Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing a large and important security update package next week.

The software giant, which releases security patches on the second Tuesday of every month, has said the updates are to patch security vulnerabilities in Windows.

Windows 7 users will also receive four of the 11 updates, 5 of which have been labelled as "critical" and 5 which have been described as "important."

Microsoft said it would also "release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Centre."

Other updates include patches for Publisher, Office and for the company's email client, Exchange. Microsoft has more details at this page.