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The importance of computer updates

Many people don’t understand the harm done to their computer by not allowing updates to be installed. In this article, I will share a few of the risks that can come with not updating your computer on a regular basis.

Updating your computer is like a human going to visit the doctor. The doctor will run various tests and such to make sure that his patient is healthy and well. Computer updates are very much like that. They help keep your computer in top-notch condition by going through and testing the file systems that your computer is built on. If there are any weaknesses, the updates will fix them.

Another thing that updates can do is keep viruses and other malicious software off your computer. If your immune system is weak, you may not be able to notice it until you contract an illness. By going to the doctor regularly, he may be able to diagnose something very early on. This works just like a computer update. The update will help strengthen the file system and make it less susceptible to a virus or attack.

Frequently updating your computer can also Help prevent you from being hacked by an outside person or program. Being Hacked is pretty serious, Hackers will look for anything from address books stored on your computer to credit card numbers. They will then use the information they have gained in negative ways either by spamming your friends or racking up purchases on your credit card. If you make sure to keep your computer up to date you will increase the strength of your computers security and weaken the chances of being hacked.

I am not saying that all updates are absolutely crucial and need to be done right away. With Windows, you can bring up the box that tells you about the updates and see every individual one that is being recommended. Let’s say you have an update for Adobe Photoshop and a Windows Security update, but you only have time to install one. You would definitely want to run the Windows Security update because that applies to the whole operating system, and not just one sole program. The Photoshop update can be run whenever you have the time, it is not the most important choice. I hope this helps you to better understand the world of computer updates and what they are all about.


How often fo you run updates on your computer?

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2 thoughts on “The importance of computer updates

  1. mike luna on said:

    I update every time updates are available. No reason not to.

  2. I agree with Mike. The only thing I do is read what the updates are. If its for windows, its more than likely a good idea. If its a driver. That is all based on the consumer. For those that this article is for YES always update. For the more tech savvy people who know what they are doing. Chosing your own I have read is the better option.

    Also, There isnt much of a reason to update if you dont keep a solid use of internet connection. By that I mean you may only use the internet once or twice a month or using dial up.

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