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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
I’ve talked a lot about keeping your computer up to date by completing your Windows updates. Along with Windows updates there are other updates for your computer and your installed software.
Many of you have Malwarebytes on your computer to protect you from certain virus and adware attacks. This program will prompt you to update on a regular basis. I’ve been asked if you should accept the update. Yes. New viruses, adware, malware etc. are introduced every day. These updates make sure that you are protected from new emerging virus threats. This also applies you’re your other installed virus protection programs such as Norton and McAfee.
Your computer’s manufacturer also has updates that it puts out regularly. You may see an icon in the lower right of your screen for Dell, HP, or other brand support programs. You can also look on your list of programs and see if you have your computer’s manufacturer support assist program installed. Click on the Windows icon on the lower left of your taskbar and look in the list for your computer maker’s name. (e.g., Dell, HP). If it’s listed, it will open a program that will run a check on your computer and suggest any updates such as drivers. Some of these updates REQUIRE that your computer remain plugged into power and not on battery to do the update. This is because if the updates stop midway through it could damage your computers hardware. Use caution for these updates.
Another word of caution: Make sure that you are only selecting updates from legitimate sources. There is some malware out there that will offer you updates that can infect your computer with viruses or potentially get your personal or financial information. Updates from your computer’s maker is safe as well as known sources such as Malwarebytes, Norton, etc.
Have a safe week!
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from Robert Aydelot: 2019-April 2020