This is the second Tuesday of the month -- which happens to be the day that Microsoft releases the Security Bulletins, referred to many people as "Patch Tuesday". As of the Advance Notice published last Thursday, Microsoft indicated the plan is to release eleven new security bulletins today.
That leads to the . . .
Tip of the Day for October 14
Keep your software programs up to date with the latest security patches.
Microsoft recommends turning automatic updating. If you prefer to "set it and forget it", then that is indeed the best setting for your family computer. I am one of those people who wants control of what gets installed on my computer and when. So even though I have all of the security updates installed, I still look at the updates and check the box giving permission to download and install them.
See Understanding Microsoft Updates if you are unsure of what your update settings are or how to check.