An important part of computer security is having all operating system updates and updates to hardware drivers installed. Updates comprise of bug fixes and fixes for identified security vulnerabilities which help protect your system from attackers alongside your security software.
The best way to remain safe is to have Windows Update set to install updates automatically. However, if you want to do this manually, here is how you can check for new updates:
- Open Control Panel or Windows Settings.
- Click on Update and press the “Check for updates” button/link.
- Make sure you install all updates, both important and optional.