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The Complete Guide to Automatic Updates

Security shield windowsViruses, malware and spyware have taken advantage of the fact that most PCs are now connected to the internet to exploit the many security vulnerabilities in operating systems, web browsers, or other applications that may be installed. To counter this threat many companies provide automatic updates for their software, which allows these vulnerabilities to be fixed largely without the need for intervention from the end user. Keeping your PC up to date using automatic updates in this way can prevent a number of potential problems.

This guide shows you how to use and configure automatic updates, and troubleshoot any errors you might encounter when using automatic updates.

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