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UpdateA patch is a piece of software code that can be applied after the software program has been installed to correct an issue with that program. Most software programs may have several patches after their initial release and usually update the version of the program when successfully installed.

Software patches can be found through the software developer's website. If you are trying to find a patch for a program, visit our third-party contact page for a list of all computer related companies and their Internet addresses.

Also see: Device Driver, Fix, Hot fix, Patch Tuesday, Security terms, Software build, Software terms, Update, ZERT