According to HuffPost Tech, a blog by the Huffington Post (U.S. news website covering technology as well as politics, media, business, etc.), PCs should be maintained like the ritual of spring cleaning.
Stephanie Vaughn Hapke, HuffPost Tech writer says, “Typical computer users purchase their computer and never give a second thought to maintenance until a problem pops up…To use another analogy, you take your car in for oil changes and tune-ups to keep it running well. Why don’t you do the same for your computer?”
The free Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI ) is recommended alongside Microsoft Update to help with the issues of “What about your non-Microsoft programs? How do you know when updates or security issues exist for them?”
However, the Secunia PSI enables updating of third-party programs all year round, not just in spring time.
To read the article in full, visit HuffPost Tech.