There are two types of people. Those who install updates religiously and those ignore them completely.

Because it takes time to download, install and reboot your computer, it is not surprising most people tend to put software updates off until we can’t avoid it.

However, you’re taking a serious risk every time you do this. Let’s look at why software updates are essential for your computer and other devices.

Improved Security

Viruses and malware are constantly evolving to exploit vulnerabilities in your software and hardware. Software developers try to fix these flaws as soon as they are discovered. What many people don’t realise is that infections occur because people delay software updates that fix these flaws. In short, they could have protected themselves by installing the updates to fix the security holes as soon as they came out.

Better Performance

Software updates sometimes solve performance issues you’ve blamed on your hardware. It may be a software problem that explains why your gadget has poor battery life, displays weird characters or has trouble connecting to Wi-Fi. That is aside from the possibility software updates will bring new features to your device. You’ll probably need to update the software to make the device compatible with new accessories and the software that allows them to communicate with each other.

Can You Afford the Risks?

While downloading and installing software updates may seem like an inconvenience, you cannot afford the risks that come with putting them off. At best, you’re missing out on new features. At worst, you’re putting your data at risk and could pass on a malware infection to your clients.

For complete peace of mind, and to ensure you can focus on running your pet sitting business, why not talk to me: Darryl Brown. I help pet businesses all over the world solve their computer headaches.