Software drivers let your
applications talk to
important peripherals. It's a good idea to check with your computer's
manufacturer at least four times a year for the latest updates. The
easiest way to do this is to access the manufacturer's Web site; most
companies normally make updated drivers available for download. If you
don't have Web access, call the vendor's tech-support number. If you
purchased a name brand system like Dell, go to their support website
and find your model number of PC. They should have driver updates
should keep your Windows based computer up-to-date via the Windows Update
Service on the web.
addition, there are online sites that help with PC maintenance such as PC Pitstop.
other misc programs, there is a great freeware program called FileHippo
Update Checker that will check for updates for Adobe Reader,
Java, Quicktime, Flash, Real Player, and many other programs. You may
also want to install Secunia
check for outdated and insecure programs installed on your computer.