Photographers rely on computers for a great deal of their work from viewing images to publishing them via the web. Because the computer is so important, i've always some sort of spyware and anti-virus software to help protect my system. A computer virus or spyware attack can devastate a machine and render it useless; this is a double whammy to photographers if they lose their precious digital images too.
Recently i updated the anti-spyware software and found, to my amazement, that after i had updated from version 1.5 to 2.0, i got a 30% increase in processing speed. It seems that the 1.5 version had a memory leak the size of Alaska, so most of my processing power was leaking away.
I'll be keeping a watchful eye on ALL my software updates from now on!