Patches & Updates
A Patch is a piece of software designed to fix problems with, or update a computer program or its supporting data. This includes fixing security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and improving the usability or performance.
Security patches are the primary method of fixing security vulnerabilities in software. Currently Microsoft releases its security patches once a month, and other operating systems and software projects have security teams dedicated to releasing the most reliable software patches as soon after a vulnerability announcement as possible.
There are a variety of ways in which to keep your computer and it’s software up to date. We recommend a program called PSI (made by Segunia) which helps automate all your updates in a single program: