Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday is Microsoft Updating Day


Microsoft traditionally releases updates on Tuesdays. Specifically, the second Tuesday of every month. This day is often called "Patch Tuesday." Today is no exception. Microsoft released several updates for Windows 7. One of them was a tool to remove malicious software on your PC.

Are you keeping your computers updated? I know many people who are still running systems that lack the latest service packs and important security updates.
  • If you're running Windows XP, you should have Service Pack 3.
  • If you're running Vista, you should have Service Pack 2.
Don't let your computers remain vulnerable to security attacks. Keep them updated on a routine basis. While I'm giving advice, I suppose I should also add:
  • Monitor your hard drives.
  • Run security software.
  • Back up everything on a regular basis.

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