With the release of Windows XP was released 16 years ago, it was hailed as a ‘self-healing’ operating system (via the Windows Update system). Four major upgrades later (Vista, 7, 8, and now Windows 10), Windows has, in my humble opinion, held its own as a stable, reasonably fast operating system.
However, Microsoft remains a large target for the tech degenerates of the world to launch assaults upon , and when these ingrates go after Microsoft weaknesses, they unfortunately take many of us along for the ride.
Where this all relates to this week’s tip of the week lies in the updates that are made available for Windows that help thwart these attacks. These updates arrive on our computers through the Windows Update program. You should see a notification pop up near your system clock when updates are available. Don’t just ignore these updates or click “skip updates”, click on it and install the updates that have been presented.
If you are not receiving this automatic updates, then make sure your system is set to receive them by:
1. Click the Start button
2. Type: updates
3. Click Windows updates settings
4. Make sure they are set to automatic
5. Click OK
In addition to keeping Windows updated, also make sure you are running an anti-virus program (AND keeping it updated at least bi-weekly). Keeping your operating system updated keeps your front line defenses strong.