I usually keep my machine quite up to date software and hardware wise. But still there are pieces of software that:
- don’t upgrade itself
- don’t stand out so you remember to update them manually
Luckily there are tools that can help and one of the simplest and really efficient is Secunia Software Updater. Well it’s not really updater but more version checker but who’s counting! It’s a great tool.
It checks for vulnerable version of popular software like Flash player, Skype, WinAmp and much more… and reports if they are out of date. I guarantee that if you had your machine around for at least a year, Secunia’s tool will find some problematic titles.
Most problematic for me was Flash, which leaves old version of program just laying around. I wrote separate post how to deal with that. Old version of Java also had similar problems, but those old version can be easily be remove from Add / Remove Programs in your Control Panel.
Well, after you cleaned all the garbage, report should look something like this:
For the end, this are some interesting statistics about the software security that Secunia let’s you publish on your own site.