If we all recall on April 1st
; just a little over a month ago the "Conficker C" worm was a media superstar. "Will the worm get us? Are we Safe? What will it do?" These are all questions that everyone was asking... Ah ha! Low and behold April 1st
came and yet nothing happened. The reality was that if you're Microsoft based computer is getting patches and has been getting patches since 2006 then you were safe... Or if your Anti-Virus definitions were up to date you were safe as well.
Ok, so it's always good to ask these kinds of questions, are we safe? Is my computer protected? But, let's all remember that the media is doing what it has always been good at; making a mountain out of a mole hill! It's very simple; keep your computer up to date! Don't fear the yellow shield sitting in your system tray! That's Microsoft telling you that updates are ready to be installed on your PC. Whether it's your business PC or your home PC; keep your computer up to date! "But wait a minute! I've had Microsoft updates crash my computer or application!" You might say... Yes, unfortunately from time to time a Microsoft update may cause a hardware or software conflict, but what is worse? A Microsoft update that may cause a conflict and have to be un-installed or rolled back? Or, a piece of malware, virus or other nasty critter that could potentially steal your information and cause your system to have a non-recoverable system crash? I will leave you to ponder that thought, but I'll side with Microsoft anytime! It's much easier to rollback an update than to try and recover from a virus or Trojan everytime!