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Outdated Software Exposes PC Users to Security Risks Says Report

A new report by Avast based on data from 163 million PCs shows that 55% of software on Windows computers is not up to date, putting users at risk for cyberattacks exploiting known software vulnerabilities.

Outdated versions of Adobe Shockwave, VLC Media Player and Skype can be found on a whopping 94% of PCs. The report also found that Windows 7 is still more common than Windows 10 (43% over 40%), with the latter gaining ground. As it turns out, 15% of Windows 7 computers run an outdated version of the operating system that has not been supported by Microsoft since 2013.

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