A very common piece of software that is found on your computer is firmware. It is usually stored in the ROM of a hardware device. firmware is the software that provides instructions to the device on how it can communicate with the computer.
Firmware is usually considered to be a permanent piece of software, while others consider it “semi-permanent” due to the fact that the Firmware never changes unless it is updated.
Sometimes, manufacturers will release firmware updates. Manufacturers can release firmware updates for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is to fix a security issue or other times it may be to make the device run faster and more efficiently.