In this article, you’ll learn Windows patching step by step process and importance of Windows patching.

Why Do We Patch?

You may think why should apply a patch as your computer is working fine. If you fail to apply a patch, you just open the door for malware to come into your computer. This article explains the importance of Windows Patching.

Importance of Windows Patching

We knew that Malware exploits flaws in a computer in order to do its work, while the time frame between an exploit and when a patch is released is continually getting shorter. The Defects in clients like web browsers, email programs, image viewers, instant messaging software, and media players may allow malicious websites, email messages, IM messages, images, and sound files to infect or compromise your computer with no action on your part other than viewing or listening to the website, message, or media.

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Importance of Windows Update

What to Patch

This does not mean that all of the vulnerabilities that exist in products or technologies will affect you. Though, any software you use is a potential source of vulnerabilities that could lead to a compromise of security or identity. The more commonly used a program is, the bigger target it represents and the more likely it is that a vulnerability will be exploited.

Keep in mind that not all software companies release patches for download, so for the more incomprehensible software you use, you may want to contact the vendor to receive fixes, updates, patches or vulnerability alerts. As well, don’t forget to patch your anti-virus software.

How to Configure Automatic Updates on Windows Computer

Refer below simple steps that how to Configure Automatic Update on Windows Computer

Go to Start > Control Panel > Click on Windows Update.

Now- the Windows Update window opens.

Tip: This page will show when the most recent updates were installed. They should be occurring at least once in a month.

Click on Change settings.

Now- how Windows can install updates window opens.

Set drop menu to Install updates automatically (recommended) and choose the frequency and time of day you wish the update to take place.

Tip: Choose a time when your computer is turned on. Every day or every week is recommended.
Click OK.

I hope this article will help you to configure windows update.

Also Read: How to Reset Windows Firewall to Default?