Last Updated on August 30, 2017 by Josh Giesing
Updating third party programs is needed to patch security issues. Way too often we see computers that come into our repair shop that does not have the latest updates to common programs. Such as Adobe reader, Flashplayer, and Java. Each time you turn on your computer you noticed all of the theses notification letting you know that there is a new update and you should install it but most people just ignores these popups and continue with their business. THat is where patch my pc comes into play.
Patch My PC is a free program for home users that allows them to easily patch a lot of these third party plugins. This gives you one program to update many of your favorite applications with an easy two clicks.
Why You Should Keep Your Programs Up-to-date
Keeping your programs updated will reduce your risk of getting a virus. This is because once a security flaw is found the software manufacturers release a patch/update for their program. If you don’t update the programs when these patches are released your computer will still be susceptible to these security flaws. It will also stop those annoying popups about updates if you patch your computer when the updates are released.
Besides, the security concerns keeping your programs updated will also give you more features when there is a newer version of the program available. For instance, if you are still on an old version of LibreOffice you would not have noticed the capability to export your documents to a PDF.
Using Patch My PC
Patch My PC is a portable program. Meaning that it does not require you to install it on your computer. All you have to do is click and the program will open. Depending on what versions of Dot Net are installed it may ask you to install Dot Net. Once the program is open you can easily select the programs you want to install. Patch My PC will automatically detect what programs are installed and if they are out of date will have the list precompiled to run.
If you are looking for a more custom and automatic approach of pc patching I would recommend you read about Chocolatey.
If you are looking for a more automatic approach to your pc maintenance I would recommend Computer PRO Unltd Managed Services.
With their service home or business customer will be able to have there third party programs patched and updates installed. Giving you peace of mind about security problems. Give them a call today