Latest Security Updates
Keep your computer protected by ensuring you have the latest security updates for your antivirus software and the latest security patches for your software.
What is a security update?
A security update is a warning about a security-related bug, rather than new features or bug fixes. If you don’t install them, your computer is not compromised, but there are vulnerabilities that cyber criminals may exploit.
If your computer is connected to the Internet, your computer should receive regular security updates when they are available. Follow the instructions on the prompt to activate the update.
What is a security patch?
A security patch, similar to a security update, is a piece of software designed to fix problems with or update a computer program or its supporting data. This includes fixing security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and improving the usability or performance.
Programmers publish and apply patches in various forms. Smaller patches are usually released as needed. Larger patches can circulate in the form of source code modifications, or they can come in “service packs” or “software updates”.