Here are the steps to follow when you are updating devices…
In my previous article about updates , I have told you some of the reasons why you need to update your devices. I know some are still afraid of going ahead to do that. In this article, I want to talk about the reason why some of us have invited virus to our systems or devices all in the name of updates. I believe if you follow my advice, you will not have problems with your next Windows update. Let’s jump in.
Like I said in that article, it is a very wrong idea for you to off your notification. You can allow the notification to download into your system, then you can now choose which of the updates you are going to download into your system. I know most of my people in Nigeria likes to manage our data but updates are very importance. Or else you are exposing your devices to attacks.
#2 Latest version
There is the need for you to always update your patches to the latest version. You must make sure you are using the latest version of Operating System recommended by the producer of your software. You should know that software developers are always busy. they will never work on patches that are not really needed. That is why you too should not joke with patches that are released for installation.
#3 Questionable sources
One other thing to note is that you must never download executable file from questionable sources. Some of us are fond of going to Google to download updates. You have to know that most at times, Hackers do package programs as if they are useful material but they are actually Trojan Horses. You are advised to download only from the vendor’s website.
#4 Integrity question
Somehow related to what we have discussed earlier , there fake websites on the web. Any sites you are downloading from preferably should have a padlock. That means it should be using Hyper Text Secured that means whatever you are sending is secured. You must be sure of authenticity of your source of download. You have to know that it is not all websites that come up on Google search is safe for you.
#5 Patch management
There is the need for you to make use of patch management tools in order to manage your patches. This will help to guide against downloading virus as part of your patches. Some of the patch tool I will recommend are Solar Wind and Manage Engine. If you have any question again, feel free to use the comment box.