Importance of Keeping Your Computer Systems Up-To-Date With Software Updates / Security Updates

With the passage of time, security flaws and loopholes are detected in the software and windows you are using. This may be good for hackers around you, but this is definitely not good for you. They might exploit these flaws in programming and use for their benefit. Read on to see how you can do it yourself in 5 minutes!

Your windows and every piece of software installed in it need updating to close know security holes and keep personal information safe. Microsoft and different software companies regularly check for these security flaws and releases updates to their software. The user might see updating software as a waste of time, but it can really save them from a lot of trouble ahead. Software updates include bug fixes, security fixes and performance improvements. Most of the time an operating system update will improve the reliability, security and speed of your computer greatly. And who wouldn’t want that?

If you’ve been putting off updates for a long time – whether it’s on your PC, tablet or server – please consider scheduling some time to perform them because it could end up saving you hours, and hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Here’s how you can do it:

Simply browse to https://ninite.com/ and follow the instructions. This is an excellent website that lets you select the programs that you want to install, and it does it for you all at once. If you already have that program, this process updates it. There are other perks too so please Ninite if you get the chance.

For anti-virus we recommend https://www.avast.com (available on Ninite). At the time of writing, in our experience it has been the best at staying ahead of viruses and other threats lately.

Please be careful – do not install multiple anti-virus programs at once. Here’s an article from http://www.security-faqs.com that explains why.

Also we would recommend making sure your Windows is also up to date. Click here to see how

Enjoy your IT, and stay safe!

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