Did you know that new viruses are being created almost on a daily basis? Keeping your Operating system and virus software up to date is critical. Many of these update are to fix security issues that have been discovered. Without the latest updates, your system is left open to these viruses and hackers who know how to exploit the security holes. It’s a smart idea to ensure that your updates are automatically running on a daily or weekly basis during hours in which your system is not in use. Many people miss these updates due to shutting down their systems, or putting them in sleep mode, when they are not using them. If this is the case, you need to make sure that you are checking for updates on a regular basis.