Survey shows you don't upgrade software when prompted

When you work on a PC, you download software applications and nearly all of those apps are updated with new features and software patches via an Internet connection. However, a new survey that was co-sponsored by Microsoft's Skype division shows that a lot of folks don't quickly update their software when prompted to do so.

Skype released an infographic with the results of the survey, seen below. It shows that 40 percent of people don't always update their software when presented with an opportunity to do so. When asked why, 45 percent said they were worried about the security of their PC, 27 percent claim the updates take too long to download and install while 25 percent believe software updates offer no real benefits.

In a Skype post, Microsoft said it was teaming up with other companies such as Norton and TomTom to push awareness of updating software as part of International Technology Upgrade Week this week. The post states:

Our engineers work incredibly hard to provide the best user experience for you, and it would be a shame to miss out. We'll also show you how we're working to make upgrading as easy as turning your computer on, making those little reminders a thing of the past.

Source: Skype blog | Image via Skype

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