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I Don't Download Xp Updates..am I Really In High, High Danger?


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#1 Turnips

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:07 PM

Okay..I don't download updates. Don't ask why. But after using HouseCall(the online Virus Scanner), most of the results are "critical updates" which I have to download. Am I still at risk even if I have the whole security package - Antivirus(AVG and Avast), Antispyware(Spybot: S&D, Ad-aware, Spyware Blaster), Antirootkit(AVG) and Firewall (PC Tools..which is about to be replaced by ZoneAlarm)? Please help! Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

Yes!!
Critical updates patch vulnerabilities in the operating system, among other things.
At the bare minimum, all critical updates, should be installed.
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