I know there is a saying “If It Ain’t Broke…Don’t Fix It!” but you should consider reading what is new on whatever products has been upgraded by the vendor. See what has been fixed with the new version. See if there are security fixes. Check if there are new features that might make your life easier.
Don’t be conservative. Malware aren’t conservative. Why you?
I’m talking about those users who until now do not want to upgrade to SP2, AVG 7, JRE 1.5 or 1.4.2_06, IE 6 SP1, Ad-aware SE.. etc.
I’m also talking about users of old and unsupported systems (e.g. Windows 98, Windows ME.. See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=lifecycle) and unsupported products by many vendors especially the security products. Malware are not only using old tricks but new tricks. We need new and improved protections.
Afraid that the new version or build will not play nice? Then you should really use a system that can create a Restore Point.
Keeping everything up-to-date can help in protecting your data. Don’t forget to keep good backups too.