Half of PC applications are out of date


New research from Avast has revealed that more than half (55%) of PC applications installed worldwide are out-of-date, leaving users and their personal data vulnerable to security risks.

The firm’s PC Trends Report 2019 found that users are making themselves more vulnerable to hackers by not implementing security patches and keeping outdated versions of popular applications on their PCs with Adobe Shockwave (96%), VLC Media Player (94%) and Skype (94%) being the applications where updates are most frequently neglected.