It is a good idea to get in the habit of patching your systems consistently.
Not wanting to reboot is sometimes a wish of all of us, as we do not want to close all of our windows down, and restart fresh.
But we have to get in the habit, at least once a week to reboot and patch if needed.
this week teh patch Tuesday fixes as Threatpost mentions the 17 vulnerabilities fixed in Internet Explorer, as well as a Zero-Day vulnerability.
Zero-day vulnerabilities are a problem since there is no fix for a while, so a malicious attack cannot be thwarted.
As an ethical hacker it is much harder to attack a system successfully with all the current patches on the system.