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23 Jun 2017
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PC Software- Keep it Up-to-Date!

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Posted By Shawna M.

When was the last time you checked your antivirus software for updates? How about your operating system or your firewall? If you can't remember, or it was more than a month ago then you could be extremely vulnerable to not only viruses whilst online, but hackers too! Your local Manchester computer repair shop will be expecting a visit from you very soon!

The most popular operating system is currently Microsoft Windows - a system that comes pre-installed on nearly all PC's and Laptops around the world, and is pretty easy to use and understand. However, it does have a few issues when it comes to defending itself! Which is why keeping your Windows Updates, Firewall and Antivirus software up-to-date is imperative, as well as keeping in regular contact with your computer repair guy in your area.

Windows Updates

Windows Updates is on all PC's using Windows as its operating system. This neat piece of software makes it very easy for you to keep on top of all the Windows-related updates your PC requires - whenever Microsoft release a new security patch or update for your operating system, it will appear for you to download! Just make sure you check on a regular basis, or simply turn on 'automatic updates'.

Firewall Updates

A firewall helps protect your PC from hackers and spam whilst on the world wide web - it's advised to check on at least a monthly basis that your firewall is up-to-date if you want to avoid another call to a computer repair technician.

Antivirus Software

We all love surfing the web and checking our emails whenever we want to - but there are viruses and hackers out there that will stop you doing this, and much more! They can read and wipe all your files from your PC, shut your PC down and even take over the PC completely. This is the reason why having up-to-date antivirus software is required - this doesn't mean a new piece of antivirus software every month! It simply means checking for regular updates on your particular piece of software (for free), as new viruses are discovered every day. If you have any issues with your Pc and you feel you may have a virus, contact your local Manchester computer repair guy and protect your files from hackers!

Don't risk losing all your files on your PC simply because you didn't have the time or energy to update your PC's software or call a computer repair technician - check on a regular basis, or call when you notice a change and you will be equipped to deal with the latest viruses.

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