Keeping up-to-date software does not just mean keeping your hardware up to date. You also have to keep your virus protection system up to date. This is one of the most important things for your computer. With out it, you are going to be over run with viruses. The great news is that most virus systems update themselves with out you having to do anything. This is a must because new viruses are coming out all the time. It would be to hard for us to try and do it ourselves because we would have to always be looking for up-to-date software. However, as I said before, you have to be able to look for up-to-date software yourself. See sometimes new updates do not install to your computer. It is a kind of glitch. Although this does not happen all the time, it will happen and you have to be able to look for it. This happen to me not to long back with my graphics card. Their was a newer more up-to-date software for it, but it did not do it by itself. I just happened to come across it while looking at the drivers installed on my computer. So it is a good idea to check and make sure all the drivers have up-to-date software, this could save you a lot of problems later down the road.
Keeping all your software up to date is something that has to be done. Usually your computer will do this for you, but we all know that it is very possible for your computer to mess up as well. This is why we still have to double check over the computer from time to time. Sometimes things get by the computer and you have to be able to fix it. The most important thing is keeping your virus system with up-to-date software. You do not want viruses getting in and messing up your computer, because then you will have a lot more problems to worry about, believe me. You are going to want to keep your computer a well oiled machine, after all computers are expensive. Anything that you spend that much money on is worth taking care of, and that could mean taking the time to make sure all your drivers and virus systems software is up to date. By doing this you will see that everything will work out great and your computer will be around for a long time to come.