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Keeping your operating system up to date is critical. You can configure your computer to automatically seek out updates for hassle-free security.

Post-its are so last year -- just use automatic updatesRelying on the fact that many computer users fail to install software patches on their machines, hackers create malware to take advantage of vulnerabilities. Most software vendors, including Microsoft and Apple, offer updates to correct security gaps that malware and other malicious programs can use to attack your computer:

Running Symantec AntiVirus is not enough to protect your computer. Best practice suggests you should regularly apply patches and/or updates to all programs installed on your computer. Every program has its own weaknesses/vulnerabilities. Learn how to schedule automatic updates on your computer's operating system for hassle-free security.