Hi Friends, I hope that you are doing well. I wanted to spend just a few minutes talking with you about computers in the Roanoke Valley and how keeping them up to date is important.
As technology continues to become more mainstream in our homes and businesses, it’s important to keep the latest software on your computers, desktops, tablets, laptops and even smart phones.
Not only do you have to worry about computer virus’s but hackers too and as annoying as it can be to install the latest Windows 10 patches, it’s extremely important to do so, especially if you are using any sort of online banking or keeping information on your computer that someone might be able to hack into.
One thing that you should also be doing is installing any sort of wireless router software updates as they roll out. Even if you have your wireless router password enabled, people can still get into them with various software. This is an often overlooked thing within someones home or business, but it’s actually one of the more important things you can do to help protect yourself and to keep your network up to date too.
Some routers are easy to install updates by simply logging into them with your web browser and installing the firmware manually, some on the other hand require a professional to remote in using a command prompt, in either case, we can help you make sure that you are up to date with a service call.
One thing that I recommend that you do with your computers OS or operating system is too set your updates on automatic. Usually this is setup within Windows 10 and the best thing about that is that you can set it up once and forget about it, making life pretty easy for you.
For those not running Windows 10, I suggest that you do. Older Windows 7 and 8 systems actually have a lot of open access to them as Microsoft is slowly stopping support and patches on them, so I highly recommend that you upgrade if you haven’t already done so.
Also, if you haven’t done so already make sure that your Windows Firewall is up and running, this can be important in helping to add a layer of protection to that sensitive information to your computer.