Windows users, a friendly reminder to Update frequently

Posted: April 1, 2009 in computers, Windows
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I try to ensure that my windows XP install is kept up-to-date because really along with being the reason for the big security holes in the first place, it is also the first line of defense when it comes to filling in those holes.

Sadly, some people forget, don’t think of it, or put it off for a future date since updates often involve restarting the computer, which means aside from them not being protected against viruses, worms, trojans, malware and spyware, etc. they are also potentially allowing the spread of such to coworkers, family and friends in doing so.  To help thwart the onslaught of all these nasties it would be nice if everyone would take the time to check for updates at least once a week, or better yet, allow windows to check by itself and alert you of these updates.  Of course that doesn’t mean they are going to get installed.  Just yesterday i found a computer in need of many, many, updates, most of which were already downloaded and just waiting to be installed.

Many people don’t like to let windows check and install updates by itself which i can totally understand, so in order to semi-automate the process, at least set the automatic updates to check and download the updates for you and let you decide when to install them (its an option in the automatic update settings in control panel)

So please take the time to update your windows computers and anti-virus software.  its much easier to spend a few minutes each week doing that than spend hours trying to rid yourself of the problems after they sneak in.



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