Keeping your software updated can fix computer problems and prevent potential security issues. Bob Rankin details free apps that address these issues. Keep in mind, PC Matic automates software updates for several critical software applications.–PC Pitstop
Simple Way to Keep Your Software Updated
Keeping Software Updated Simply
Many computer problems can be avoided or cured simply by keeping all of your software up to date. Updates include patches for security vulnerabilities as well as fixes for bugs, new features, and improvements of existing features. Check out these free programs that will do the job for you…
Update Your Software: How and Why
An old version of any program may seem “good enough” but it is constantly getting worse in terms of vulnerability to hackers and conflicts with more recent software. It is essential to keep one’s software up to date.
Unfortunately, that’s no easy task. Sure, Windows Update can be set to download and install Windows security updates and enhancements automatically; optionally, you can include other Microsoft products such as Office. But you probably have other vendors’ software on your PC that also needs updating. Some vendors provide auto-updater utilities like Windows Update, others do not. Either way, you have a problem.
If no auto-updater is provided you must remember to check for updates periodically. If an auto-updater is provided it may be loaded every time you start Windows, consuming system resources and providing another target for hackers; multiply that by a half-dozen or so auto-updaters and you have a big problem. The best auto-updaters, in my opinion, are coded into their applications and check for updates only when you start the application.