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Report: Computers, Apps Increasingly Out-of-Date, Insecure

January 28, 2019

Average client device is six years old and riddled with unpatched software, researchers find

Today’s users are hanging onto their old PCs for an impressively long time, eking life out of machines for an average of six years, a new research report from antivirus maker Avast Software finds. While thrifty, the use of aging endpoints, and more critically the outdated software running on them, is leaving frugal folks vulnerable to cyberattack and data loss.