By default, Internet Explorer is usually installed simultaneously with new installation of Microsoft Windows operating systems. This allows users to immediately access the web and browse websites or check their e-mail online.
However, it is recommended that the required patch updates for windows components, Internet Explorer included, to ensure that versions are updated and secured to avoid any exposure of vulnerable exploits and issues that unpatched versions would be prone to. Unpatched versions are sure to be lacking in security issues known today, hence the need to acquire such updates and patches a definite must for people using the Microsoft Windows software today.
The patches and updates help ensure the overall safety of the workstation and the network it is connected to. With the rampant amount of exploits and issues that technology has been open to, it would be best to keep software and applications up to date, starting with the operating system in use.
[tags]operating systems, microsoft windows, microsoft vista, patches, updates[/tags]