Do you put off updating your computer?






Sometimes it feels like I am updating my computer daily or every other day. At one time, I thought that I did not need to do the updates all the time that I could wait.

Do you click, "Remind me later," and then do it again and again? It is not the best idea.

Software updates are essential when it comes to your computer cybersecurity and your digital safety. The sooner you do the updates, the safer your computer.

If I wait, they will have worked out the bugs with the upgrades. Some are saying that the updates are causing problems.

Well, you need to have the updates done. So below are why you should be doing general software patches and updates.


Five reasons why updates are so important.


Patches and Updates do a lot of things.


· Revisions are an essential part of the updates and the patches.

· There are a lot of benefits to updates.

· Some of the areas that the updates could deal with security holes that may have been discovered.

· Fixing and or removing computer bugs that have been found,

· With updates to your computer or device, you add new features and remove the outdated ones that do not work anymore.


Patches and Updates go hand in hand.


· Software vulnerabilities are also known as security flaws. They are a favorite thing for Hackers.

· Operating systems or software programs can have security holes or weaknesses inside them, and that would be the definition of software vulnerability.

· Sometimes, an exploit can infect your computer. It does not take action on your part, but sometimes we go to a website that is called malicious software.

· You can get a problem would be a rogue website, playing infected media, or opening a compromised message.

· The malware will then steal the data that you have saved on your computer and allow the hacker or attacker to gain control over your encrypted files or your computer.




You are protecting your data with software updates.


· If you are like most people, you keep all your personal information on your devices. From Bank Account Information to Emails that contain your personal information.

· Cybercriminals use the information that they get to commit crimes using your name.

· Others will sell the information to the dark web to help others commit crimes.

· Ransomware is being used more and more to either get your data or to kidnap your data.

· Often, when you pay for the ransom, you do not get your data released. It still is used for crime.

· By updating operating systems and software, you will keep the hackers out.


You are not the only one affected.


· By not keeping everything up to date, you are affected by yourself and others you communicate with on your computer.

· If you get a virus, you can pass it on to your family, friends, and business associates.

· It is an item you do not want to pass on. They will not be happy with you and you with them.

· Using a trusted security program is needed. I like to use Bitdefender.

· There are many different ones out on the market to choose from, like Bitdefender.

· But like the flu shot, it does not cover everything. You must keep everything updated.




The latest and most significant are the best for you.


· Most people like to have the newest and latest technology, so you should be updated with the most current operating system to have the latest features and improve the ones you have.

· When patches come out for security holes, get them; they protect you.

· With the software updates, you will get the stability of the software with no more crashes.

· Give a booster to the performance of your program and add more speed. These are all things that can happen with updates and patches.


So, updating your devices allows you the have the newest and latest software, so you get the best performing devices. Now to remember you do not have to do the updates manually or deal with the reminders.

I like to set your devices to update or do patches in the night to not interfere with my use during the days.

Protecting yourself and others by updating will help you can save you a headache down the road. Save you money in the long run by doing the work now.

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