Day 4

Ransomware attacks have been making the headlines in recent months, causing concern for hundreds of thousands of businesses that may fall victim to a malware attack. Unfortunately, countless small and medium-sized businesses operate with unsecured or unmonitored technology, leaving them vulnerable should they experience malware in their network. That is why we are launching our 7 Day Malware Prevention Challenge, a one week challenge to better secure, clean, and shield your computer. Prevent malware hacks, backup your data, strengthen your computer, and minimize your chances of getting hacked. Learn more.

Each day may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.

Day 4: Program Updates

How To Update Programs and Software

If you haven’t updated your programs in a while, chances are you are using outdated versions. This may risk vulnerabilities in your system. It’s good practice to keep your software up to date.

On Windows PC

1. Open Start Menu

2. Click ‘All Programs’

3. Click ‘Windows Update’

4. Click ‘Check for Updates’

5. Once Windows is done checking for updates, click the “Install” button.

6. After updates are done installing, restart your computer.

Third-party software and web browsers such as Firefox or Chrome may update on their own. Oftentimes they will notify you of available updates. Simply visit the program’s settings and look for “Check for Updates” option.

For more complex updating questions, or if you’re unsure how to update your business network, give Quikteks a call at (973) 882-4644 for a free network evaluation.

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