Home / Installing Updates to Your Computer

Installing Updates to Your Computer

Installing updates is one of the integral parts of computer maintenance in terms of both security and proper operation. The technology is progressing at a rapid pace, and new and better programmes and versions of the existing programmes are being introduced on a regular basis to offer better performance, new options/features and improve security. Unfortunately, not all developments focus on improving user experience. Instead, some programmes are designed to harm the computer or/and help cyber criminals obtain sensitive information such as personal details, bank account passwords, etc. For that reason it is crucial to install updates as soon as they become available, especially when it comes to programmes such as antivirus and anti-spyware software, firewall and other first-line defence tools.

Manual vs Automatic Installation

You can have the majority of updates installed automatically as soon as they become available. This gives you the peace of mind that your computer is up-to-date and protected against the latest threats. Automatic installation of updates, however, has a few drawbacks due to which many people prefer to install updates themselves: slowing down the computer, causing problems with other systems and requiring to restart the computer at the wrong time, to mention only a few. These can be avoided if you opt for manual installation which, however, has its disadvantages too - it is never a good time and many people postpone it too long. And by doing so, they are seriously jeopardising their security.

What’s the Connection Between Computer Security and Installing Updates?

If you don’t decide for automatic installation of updates, you are highly recommended to stop whatever you are doing on your computer and start installing updates as soon as you receive notification about them being available. Why? Because there is obviously a security problem with the existing programme if it needs updating. And cyber criminals know that. But they also know that people tend to be lazy when it comes to installing updates. Therefore, their activity increases dramatically immediately after updates become available with an aim to exploit the security holes in non-updated programmes.

How to Install Updates?

To install updates to your computer, simply follow step-by-step instructions. If you are having any difficulties with the installation, don’t hesitate to use customer support. The latter is there to help you overcome any obstacles you may face along the way.