Since Linux is so good at checking to see whether or not something is out of date, you would think that there would be a program for Windows that does the same… None that I know of, but there is a website that will do a quick scan of the software you have and then it will tell you whether or not it is out of date and it will also tell you how to update the programs that are out of date.
Apple have released V7.2 of QuickTime that patches eight serious flaws in the product the worst of which could allow your computer to compromised simply by watching a specially crafted QuickTime movie. If you QuickTime version number is less than 7.2 then please update now. Adobe has also released a patch for its highly popular Macromedia Flash plug-in. This fixes flaws in Flash that, like the QuickTime flaw, could allow your computer to be compromised simply by watching a malicious Flash movie. According to the Adobe bulletin the flaw affects “220.127.116.11 and earlier, 18.104.22.168 and earlier, and 22.214.171.124 and earlier.” These flaws are serious folks; update immediately.