Many of the recent attacks on PC have been made possible because of people running old versions of programs on there pc. In particular flash and java which run in the background and assist in the operation of many web sites.
A quick and easy way of making sure your programs are up to date is to use an automatic installer. Once such is ninite. Go to the site and click the boxes in the installer section.
Then scroll down to the large green ” get installer” button at the bottom of the page.
Save the downloaded file to your desktop and then click to either install or update the selected run times evry few weeks.
Have a look at the nineite site as there are other programs which can be installed or updated at the same time.