Keep Your PC Safe with the latest Windows updates

New ways of hacking, controlling or infecting your PC with a virus are being discovered almost daily. As these new threats emerge, Microsoft updates its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications to block them. However, you need to download the updates regularly to be sure of getting maximum protection.

Hackers and software manufacturers are engaged in a kind of cat-and-mouse game. Hackers try to find ways to use bugs and loopholes in popular software in order to get a back door into people‚Äôs computers. The software developers fix their software as soon as a threat is known, so the hackers can no longer use the methods they’ve discovered.

In Windows it is possible to automate the update process. Open the Security Centre in Control Panel and make sure the option for automatic updates is set to “ON”.

To update other applications you should regularly visit the software manufacturer’s website to check for updates, patches or service packs. Updates must be combined with anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software to be more fully effective. For further help on anti-virus and anti-spyware see .


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