PC users have an average of 80 apps installed and 15% of them are not up to date according to Secunia.
"Unpatched programs can lead to silent installations of malicious code simply by visiting a Web site, opening a PDF, a movie, or other 'innocently' looking file types and content," said Secunia IT development manager Jakob Balle in a blog post. "If you want to feel safe from drive-by-attacks and when opening e-mail attachments, then you need to get patching now."
The main reason that software makers release update patches is to fix known vulnerabilities.
According to the company only 2% of PC users have all their applications up-to-date.
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