Secunia Research: Users still running many vulnerable applications!

Country Reports Q3 2016


Flexera just released the Country Reports by Secunia Research for the 3rd quarter of 2016. The global view of the results show that PC users still run, on average 7.2% of software that is End-of-life. End-of-life products are those that vendors no longer provide support for, including no patches to close vulnerabilities. The reports also show that users continue to be more negligent with patching non-Microsoft applications, increasing the risk for compromising their machines with attacks like ransomware.

Some of the country specific findings in the reports are:

6.1 percent of US private PC users had unpatched Windows operating systems in Q3 of 2016, up from 5.5 percent in Q2.

12.8 percent of UK private PC users had unpatched non-Microsoft programs in Q3, 2016, up from 12.6 percent in Q2

The top three most exposed programs of private PC users in Germany for Q3, 2016 were VLC Media Player 2.x, Oracle Java JRE 1.8.x / 8.x and Apple iTunes 12.x

Find more specific data by reading the report for you country. Available for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

Flexera has a free solution for private PC users to help them keep their computers patched and therefore more secure. Visit our website and download Personal Software Inspector to find how your computer compares to your country’s average data!

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