What do you do when software asks to update? Do you constantly put it off or close the program? If you do, then you should probably continue reading…
Many of us continually put of updating our systems despite knowing that it can cause problems if we don’t. But why do we do this? It’s usually down to the following reasons:
- My system works just fine so why should I bother updating?
- What happens if I introduce new bugs with the update?
- I’m too busy
- It may add new features that I’m unfamiliar with.
- I don’t understand (or don’t believe) the dangers posed by cyber-threats.
— Kaspersky Lab (@kaspersky) November 11, 2014
What’s also odd is that some of us happily update our computers at home, but ignore it when we’re at work. This can be dangerous as not updating to the latest patch version or patch can leave holes in your system that an attacker could manipulate.
A good example is the Stuxnet virus. Four years after the vulnerability was patched by Microsoft, there are still infected computers out in the wild. The reason is simple: poor maintenance of servers and personal computers leave the virus free to roam.
Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Update – Krebs on Security: ThreatpostMicrosoft Releases Emergency Secur… http://t.co/srrUm3gWNd
— Microsoft News (@MicrosoftNewss) November 19, 2014
One of the most important parts you need to keep up to date is your Operating System. The second line of defence is your antivirus. Keeping this up to date will ensure that any new or emerging viruses are kept at bay.
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Experts at Kaspersky Lab consistently work to detect new threats and develop new security technologies to protect its users. As ever: all Kaspersky Lab updates are free to download and install and usually only take a few minutes to fully install onto your computer.
And if you’re running Kaspersky Internet Security 2015, it’ll update itself automatically in 2016 as well. Who can argue with that?