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Computer/Software Updates and Patching

We strongly advise all staff and students to update their computer hardware and software as frequently as possible (always save your work before installing any updates).

Updating frequently:

  • fixes any software bugs on your operating system
  • means your anti-virus software is more likely to detect new viruses
  • is fast and easy on campus

You can update:

  • your computer’s operating system
  • your computer’s web browser
  • your computer’s software
  • your web browser’s plugins and add-ons
  • Java, which is used on many websites and applications
  • your computer’s anti-virus and check that it’s working properly

Do you have a question? Please see the AskOtago Knowledgebase about computer/software updates and patching