How to update software automatically
Now, we don't want to scare you (although it's good to be aware) but there are 300,000 new types of malware created each day. Yes, hackers are busy people. They are constantly trying to stay ahead of police and investigation units as well as invent new even harder-to-detect scams. Sadly, these get more and more sophisticated each year. It's too much for the average person to stay on top of. Even the people that are most prepared have fallen victim to unwanted malware finding its way on their computers.
The only way to make sure you're safe is to protect your computer. Keeping your computer up to date with a good antivirus and running the latest software and operating system will help close any security gaps. That's because developers constantly come up with patches contained in software updates that fix any issues and release new features or enhance existing ones. Hackers have had time to infiltrate older versions and can share these weaknesses with their friends making older software vulnerable.
By using a software update tool, it will find and automatically upgrade any old versions you are running. What types of software should you be looking to update regularly? All of your software related to applications and also your driver software. Your apps can include everything from web browsers, multimedia to spreadsheet and word processing. Driver software looks after your device drivers (e.g. for monitors) and multimedia drivers (e.g. graphics card). It connects your devices to the computer and makes everything work.
If you let your software get out of date you not only run the risk of experiencing security breaches but also glitches in your computer that make it slow down and perform erratically. Your mouse could start pointing in all sorts of random directions, your browsing time may lag, or your computer may just decide it's had enough and kindly restart itself for you (usually when you're in the middle of something!).
Using a software update tool
There's no need to let it come to this. We have built a great software updater and cleaning tool that will find any niggly problems with your computer, report back to you, and automatically fix these by installing updates.
We also have a great driver updater that comes alongside our software updater so you can do both and really boost your computer's performance.
Here are the main benefits that you'll experience from keeping your software and drivers up to date:
- Reduced crashes and bugs - meaning you can get things done when you expect to, without frustration.
- Improved sound and visuals - get more enjoyment listening to music, watching videos, and playing games due to vibrant visuals, more responsive video, and better sound quality.
- Maximizing performance of PC hardware - saves you lots of time so you can do what you enjoy by not wasting precious minutes or hours waiting for your computer to respond to commands and slowing you down.
- Faster browsing - can fix connection issues and other problems so that you can stream and browse at the maximum potential.
- Enhanced security - close out security gaps and keep those pesky hackers away.
Both of these updater tools come included in our CCleaner Professional package which is packed with lots of other features to clean and optimize your PC.
You can try CCleaner Professional and its Driver Updater for 14 days without paying a thing (there is no need to enter your card details so it's a completely risk-free trial). If you're not loving it by the end of your trial, you just walk away. Take advantage of all its features and experience a cleaner, safer and optimized PC, for free.