Sunday, December 25, 2005

Why You Need to Update Windows

Unfortunately, updating your computer is a necessity now. At the end of 2005, it isn't enough to update, but update quickly when a new Windows Update comes out. When the SpyAxe trojan came out, it affected thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people. When I posted removal instructions in my other blog, I got an almost overwhelming response. What does this have to do with updates? Most of the installs of SpyAxe were done through a flaw in Windows operating system.

On December 13th, Microsoft released several patches through Windows Update that fixed the problem. Once anyone applied the updates, they became immune to the auto installs of SpyAxe and the related SmitFraud trojan. A Google search shows that many people are still seeking help to remove this rogue program.

I'll post here about future updates, but everyone should go check right now to see if you need any updates.