Microsoft® Windows® XP Security Updates
The importance of security updates and the tips to get them for Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Microsoft® Windows® XP is one of the most popular operating systems from Microsoft® Windows® and was released in 2001. It came with many new features to satisfy customer needs and is still used widely. The OS provides you maximum protection against new and unknown viruses with the help of several security software. You can download and install a number of antivirus, antispyware, and firewall software to keep your system safe. You may need to update the security software regularly to prevent malware and virus attacks.
As you update the software, the software gets enabled to detect new malware. New components are added to the software at the time of updating, which gives high speed and performance to the software. Usually, you might not need to waste any time on updating, as the software automatically updates itself when you connect to the Internet. You can also update the OS from Microsoft®’s website.
The following are some tips to update your system:
- Turn on the firewall
- Enable ‘Automatic Updates’
- Check software compatibility
Turn on the firewall
You might have installed a firewall software on your system. Before updating the security software on your PC, you should ensure that the firewall software on your system is turned on. The firewall software has the ability to update the security software automatically. So, you need to turn on the firewall before you attempt to update your PC. Then, you just need to connect the system to the Internet. It will automatically allow the updates install.
Enable ‘Automatic Updates’’
You can update your system automatically. For this, you need to run the latest version of the web browser first. Then, you need to select ‘Start’ and then select ‘Control Panel’. Then, a window appears in which you need to select the ‘Performance and Maintenance’ link. Then, you need to pick the ‘System’ icon. When the ‘Property’ window appears, you need to select the ‘Automatic Updates’ tab. Then, click the option in the ‘Property’ window to turn automatic updates on. After this, the system components will automatically update when you connect to the Internet.
You might have a number of security software on your system. But, before you attempt to update them, you need to check if the update for a particular software will be compatible with the other security software on the system. If there is any clash between the software, the updating process might not work properly. It is better for you to remove the software which is not important for your system’s security.