Country Reports

Gain Insights on Software Vulnerabilities Worldwide

The Flexera Software Country Reports tell you how much vulnerable software is present on private PCs in your country, plus a few extra, interesting facts

Why does it matter?

A vulnerable software program that isn't patched compromises the security of the PC. This is because it leaves the PC vulnerable to being exploited by hackers.

Vulnerabilities are discovered in software programs on a regular basis, and the vendor will release a patch for users to apply in the form of a security update. If users do not perform these updates, their PC will be vulnerable to attacks because hackers can use the vulnerability as an entry point.

Where does our data come from?

The Flexera Software Country Reports are based on data from the millions of users of Flexera Software´s Personal Software Inspector. The data includes the average numbers of installed programs – patched and unpatched – on private PCs in the different countries.

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Did you know that…

6.1%

of US private PC users had unpatched Windows operating systems in Q3 of 2016, up from 5.5 percent in Q2 of 2016 and down from 10.7 percent in Q3, 2015.

12.8%

of UK private PC users had unpatched non-Microsoft programs in Q3, 2016, up from 12.6 percent in Q2 of 2016 and up from 11.3 percent in Q3 of 2015.

The top three...

...most exposed programs of private PC users in Germany for Q3, 2016 were VLC Media Player 2.x (55 percent unpatched, 57 percent market share, 7 vulnerabilities), Oracle Java JRE 1.8.x / 8.x (46 percent unpatched, 50 percent market share, 57 vulnerabilities), and Apple iTunes 12.x (46 percent unpatched, 25 percent market share, 50 vulnerabilities).

(Source: Flexera Software Personal Software Inspector Country Reports, Q3 2016)