Good advice on Patch Tuesday installation schedule

February 11th, 2010

Over on Sunbelt Software's blog, Research Center Manager Tom Kelchner offers some sound advice on how to schedule the installation of patches:

Possibly a good strategy would be phased updates especially for enterprise systems:

-- Immediately install just the patches that fix vulnerabilities with in-the-wild exploits if you are running the vulnerable applications, modules, plug-ins, etc.

-- Wait three days for all others

-- Wait a week for non-critical (no reported exploits) updates to less-used flavors of Windows and less-used applications.

Meanwhile, have someone keep an eye on the security news sources to spot problems like this one.

Good medicine, and I think that this advice would work well for home and small office users too.

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