Windows as an Operating System is the most popular and widely used in the world but that also means it’s the most commonly exploited. Windows is not perfect and can be compromised. The risk goes up considerably when you plug your PC into the Internet where there is a sea of threats awaiting such as malware, viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware and phishing attacks.
Running Microsoft (Windows) updates on your system helps mitigate the risk of the aforementioned threats by patching loopholes and security flaws as they are found by Microsoft’s risk mitigation team which works around the clock.
Aside from fortifying your system, the updates add more features and functionality to Windows and other software included with Windows. Microsoft Updates are crucial for the mitigation of security risks and smooth operation of your Windows Operating System.
It is estimated that the vast majority of vulnerable systems which become exploited with worms, trojan horses and botnets are directly vulnerable due to the lack of recent Windows updates and therefore the infection and spread of many types of malware and viruses could be mitigated with regular updates.
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