Are Updates to Your Computer’s Security Really That Important?

Are Updates to Your Computer’s Security Really That Important?

Written by SOS Tech Group on . Posted in Blog, Computer Security

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If you’re used to dismissing those update notifications on your computer, you could be putting yourself at risk for malware and viruses.

With the ever-growing advancement in technology seemingly making our lives easier, unfortunately it can still lead us to being susceptible to threats from ever evolving hackers and scammers. This is ever true in the case of computer security, where people tend to ignore computer security updates.  If you are accustomed to dismissing those update notifications, you need to reconsider that practice. Applying software updates is one of the most important things you can do with your computer. In fact, if you don’t do it, you’re very likely going to get some kind of malware in your system and even get hijacked.

Protecting Your Computer from Viruses

A computer virus is a piece of programming code inserted into other programming to cause some unexpected and usually undesirable event, such as lost or damaged files. Viruses can be transmitted by downloading programs from other sites or be present on a disc. You may be unaware that you have received a virus and may be spreading it as a virus can be dormant until something causes its code to be executed by the computer. Many Internet users have had their computers crash from viruses that were attached to e-mails. If you find your computer slow or sluggish, you may very well have a virus. If this is the case simply make sure you install reliable antivirus software.

Automatic Updates

These days, a lot of operating systems and programs come with automatic updates to close these security holes. No longer do you need to click a button or download a file to update your software; it’ll update itself in the background without any input from you. Some people like to turn this off for one reason or another. Maybe you don’t like the restarts after installing an update, or maybe you just don’t like change but, from a security perspective, you should always leave automatic updates on.

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