Microsoft has been giving us a notification lately to do an 8 Gigabyte security upgrade. Is it really important? Yes, the security software patch is a free download for an application, operating system, or software suite that provides fixes for features that aren’t working as intended or adds minor software enhancements and compatibility. These security patches will protect you from hackers. They can also improve the stability of your software and remove outdated features.
Keep in mind that many web exploits look for outdated software with unpatched security flaws. It is also essential that you always back up your important information and have a plan for recovering from a system failure. An attacker could crash a computer’s operating system or data may be corrupted or wiped out by a hardware problem. Computers can be lost, stolen, or destroyed.
As Technology transforms hackers are busy advancing their skills to break into systems and do whatever they want inside your systems. So, it’s best practice to keep all your software with latest updates to be safe from hackers like Blackhat and Gray hat hackers who might request a fee after attacking you.
Although Windows 10’s hasn’t had must appreciation due to continuous updates however its adoption is steadily increasing. Even though Microsoft offered a free update to the operating system to Windows 7 and 8 users but seem like not all took the offer. According to the latest report from Microsoft., Microsoft Store trends show that, as of February 2018, global Windows 10 adoption was 48%.
By comparison, last year 2017 Windows 10 adoption was 39% in the world. This is based on PC and tablet user data, which is obtained from users who have opted to send Microsoft their telemetry data. For February 2018, Windows 7 was at 39%, while Windows 8 was at 13%.
In Zimbabwe Windows 10 is gaining much ground as to Windows 7, according to Desktop Windows Version Market Share in Zimbabwe – February 2018. Statcounter reported Windows 10 Windows 10 reached 42.78% in terms of worldwide internet usage compared to 41.86% for Windows 7
An update is a free program that fixes issues with the software or adds more hardware support while Upgrades add additional features to your software product and are not free. Updates (Patches)