Yes – You Should Update That…

All of those updates from your PC’s support assistant are necessary, and here is why…

I would estimate, on a weekly basis, I am alerted about new updates that my PC needs to stay current.  I’ll be honest, I am not always making it a top priority to update these applications.  My thought process is: I never use that application, what’s the rush.  Well, today I had a light bulb moment.  I need to keep my computer updated, because who knows why the old version is outdated.  Perhaps there is a security vulnerability, or maybe it’s just an update to increase the application’s efficiency.  I can’t be certain, but I would rather be safe than sorry.

My point is, I work for a security software company and I am consistently reading about security threats, yet I still questioned the need.  This made me question how many others ignore their update requests.  I would guess, not everyone is fully aware of the importance of this.

I want to reiterate, although you may not use that program that needs a new update, you still need to keep it up-to-date.  If you’re not, you could be leaving security holes in your PC.

To check your computer for any updates needed, you can go into the “Settings” and then click on “Updates & Security”.  From there you can check for updates and install accordingly.  To help minimize the updating you have to do on a manual basis, you can utilize PC Matic, which will update common software automatically each time a security scan is ran.

 

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