most PC users have a dozen dangerous apps

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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