virus attack, computer malfunction, new device doesn't work etc.).
However, for more essential software like web browsers and antivirus software, security updates are just as critical as operating system updates.
Many apps in both OS X and Windows will automatically check for updates when you open them.
If you installed them through the App Store or another distribution platform, the program will alert you about updates.
Not to mention that new i Pod or i Touch you just got, won't work with Widows XP Sevice Pack 2.
Its As Easy As If you are running a Automatic Updating .