Computer Programs that are okay to update

Users are constantly pestered with messages asking to update programs. Many people are not sure if the update is okay to run or not. Many updates are important to run (fixes bugs and security issues) but some of these update notifications are not needed or scams. I have created the list below so people know which programs are okay to update:

•    Adobe Products (Shockwave, Flash, Reader, Air)
•    Microsoft Products (Security Essentials, Windows, Office, Silverlight)
•    Java (Sun MicroSystems)
•    Protection Software (SuperAntiSpyware, Malware Bytes, Spybot, Adaware, Norton, MacAfee, Spyware Blaster)
•    Google Products (Picasa, Talk, Updater, Toolbar, Earth,
•    Apple Products (iTunes, Iphone, iTouch, Nano, Safari, Bonjour, MobileMe)
•    Backup Products (Carbonite, Mozy, Acronis)
•    Remote Support Products (LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, Team Viewer)

IF A PROGRAMS ASKS TO UPDATE THAT’S NOT ON THIS LIST OR YOU ARE UNSURE OF AN UPDATE – JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL: STEPHEN@HYPERLOGIK.COM