There have been a number of updates recently that extend beyond the realm of Microsoft and Windows Update.  To make things a bit simpler for friends and clients, I have compiled this checklist for keeping your computer software up-to-date.

  1. Microsoft Update:  Microsoft update includes everything that Windows Update includes, with the addition of updates for Microsoft Office and other Microsoft software.  To access it, go to:http://update.microsoft.com/MicrosoftUpdateIn addition, your computer should be set to perform automatic updates (in Windows XP, right-click on “My Computer”, then go to the “Automatic Updates” tab)
  2. Antivirus software:  There are a bunch of them out there, but my More >