can somebody please explain why windows updates releases security patches for individual software such as a security flaw in say word or netframe work that runs in the background. i ask this because i would have thought that once your anti virus and firewall had been breached , a virus would attack anything it could.
example :- i once logged onto guildwars and was greeted by messages in the chat saying ...... odd things happening on screen , pc keeps shutting down.
before i could reach for my mouse my pc shut down and on restart i could do nothing . i had to do a factory reset !
Microsoft patches/updates its own software to be as secure as possible. Your Firewall and AV also update to do the same. It all adds up to try and get a secure system. If you allow a virus/malware to enter your system then no security software on earth will stop it. The whole point of continuing security updates it to help prevent inadvertently downloaded bad scripts/ malware to your system. If you think that the updates are not worth downloading then simply block them. Just rely on your security system. I know a few who disable the windows update and rely on a security suit but then they don't play games and use common sense to safe browsing. The thing is people use their PCs in different ways. Some use it for business, some just for casual browsing, some don't know what they're doing, and the most savvy go to risqué sites for their own personal reasons. So Microsoft has to try to cater for all and does its best.