Updating your computer
Microsoft regularly issues patches and security updates and if your system isn’t set to download and automatically install them, or you’re not super diligent about checking for, downloading, and installing these updates, then you put your system at risk.
Perhaps even more important, however, are those other little programs that don’t always get star treatment: Oracle Java, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Reader.
If you need to do anything else after this, Windows will prompt you; otherwise, you're up to date!
To update Mac OS X, open the App Store, then click Updates at the top.
You can click on the links to see what these updates are.
You should install whatever important updates are available, but you can be a bit pickier about optional updates.
Many performance problems can simply be tracked down to too much overhead and too few resources.
In other words, your computer can only handle so many simultaneously running processes before it starts to show signs of strain.
For standalone programs, take time to explore the program's menus and learn how to run the update process. Free Antivirus, there is an Update page on the Settings screen.While we did cover these plugins in the previous chapter, we want to stress again how important it is that these types of programs, any program really, are kept up-to-date.