Updates are your friend!

Not a day goes by that I don’t work on a home PC removing spyware or viruses that is missing all the current updates for Microsoft Windows, Java, and Adobe Acrobat.

Folks, if there is one thing you can do to minimize the cost of keeping your PC running well it is to keep up with the updates recommended for your PC by the software companies. Please take a look in your system tray… that is the area all the way on the right side of your toolbar (if it is on the bottom of your screen of course). There you will find little icons for programs that are either running or updates that are waiting to be installed. Click on the icons to look for updates. Java is an orange square, Microsoft is the Windows logo, and Adobe will usually be the Adobe logo in red. On some systems you might need to click an up arrow to see them all.

Rules:

  1. Always install Microsoft Updates
  2. Always install Java Updates
  3. Always install Adobe Updates

The majority of risk to your PC is from viruses and spyware that take advantage of security holes in these products that are patched up by these updates. Run them whenever you see them and save yourself a lot of future hassle.

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  • John Leto
  • Technical Lead

  • Microsoft Certified (MCSE)
  • CompTIA A+ and Security+ Certified
  • Dell Certified
  • Over 11 years of IT experience.

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