Articles tagged: automatic update

Healthy Computer

Are Automatic Updates a Good Thing?

Unless you’re willing to pay a lot of attention on a very regular basis, automatic updates are an important part of keeping your machine safe.

Update!

Can I Delete Old Updates?

It all really boils down to how updates are applied. Some you can delete, others you should not. I’ll review the different types.

Downloading Patch

Is there Software that Will Allow Me to Keep All the Software on My Machine Up to Date?

It’s important to keep software up to date, and there are several ways to do it. But when it comes to drivers… be careful!

Internet Explorer 11

Do I Need to Install IE 11?

Internet Explorer has become a better browser over time and updating regularly is just a good idea. Especially when it comes to IE 11.

Power Button

How Do I Keep a Program from Loading at Startup?

Be careful what you disable from starting up with your computer. You might end up with unexpected results.

Office 2010

Do I need all these Office 2007 updates if I also have Office 2010?

Even if you don’t use all the software on your computer, malware might! So it’s best to always accept updates when they are offered.

What is InstallShield and Do I Need its Update Service?

InstallShield is a component to help keep your computer up to date. We’ll walk through how it ended up on your computer and how you can manage it.

Chrome

Are Silent Background Updates a Good Thing?

In my opinion, background updates are awesome. I love that Chrome is always up to date without my ever even having to think about it. Let’s look at why.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Do I need to run the Malicious Software Removal tool?

Malicious Software Removal Tool is something that’s downloaded and run by automatic updates, regardless of  the anti-malware tools that you may already use, to provide a base level protection to the operating system.

Managing Windows Update

Windows Update is a silent and key workhorse in keeping your machine safe and secure from the latest threats and bugs. It’s a good idea to check in on Windows Update once in a while to make sure things are as they should be, and operating according to your wishes.