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    mustangbabej0 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 14, 2004, 08:22 PM
    Security patch ?
    What is a security patch and what is a patch manager? :)
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    Nov 15, 2004, 04:51 AM
    A patch (in computer talk) is a correction for a program. Corrections usually are written to fix bugs in the program. Another type of patches is meant to immunize the computer for virus/trojan attacks. These patches are called "security" patches (they "close" "open" doors, through which a virus/trojan could infect your computer).
    A patch manager is a program that automizes the updating of the computer to the latest patch level, including searching, downloading and installing patches.
    It is a good idea to install at least all available "security" patches.

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