Software & System Updates for More Security


Level 46
Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
Every well-updated system is generally far more secure against cyberattacks than one that is out of date.
That's why major corporations also use special patch management solutions.
These sophisticated solutions are normally beyond the reach of small companies and private users.
But there are other good tools that can keep systems and applications up to date and provide for security.
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Tells you how to keep your system and apps on Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android up to date.
Especially for Windows apps describes Patch My PC and Patch Manager Plus from ManageEngine:
For Windows, application updates are a whole different story. Some programs now report independently upon launch that a new version is available, like the well-known client, Thunderbird, or various browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox. A large number of other applications do not offer this feature. Some security applications now even have an integrated software updater. This is the case, for example, with the Internet security suites from Avira or Kaspersky.

Naturally, it is possible to manually update individual tools, but over time, this becomes somewhat tedious. The right patch programs are much better at doing this. For this purpose, the market offers a vast selection of products, not all of which can be presented here. Without picking any favorites, we are introducing two products as being representative of this group: for individual user PCs, there is the tool from Patch My PC, and for small businesses, there is the software Patch Manager Plus from ManageEngine. Patch My PC can be used free of charge. After the 30-day trial period without a PC limit, Patch Manager Plus can still be used free of charge for patching up to 25 PCs.

Andy Ful

Level 68
Content Creator
Dec 23, 2014
The first thing recommended by any security expert is to update your system and software.
This approach is far better than using a vulnerable system/software protected by anti-exploit software & mitigations. Sadly, it cannot be often applied in businesses and organizations due to the costs of the new versions of legacy software. The legacy software can often be incompatible with system updates and one has to apply anti-exploit protection anyway or live with the system/ software vulnerabilities waiting for something like WannaCry.
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