Updates 2017-05-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

This month brings some downright scary news in the security world.

Intel announced they made a “minor coding error” in their CPUs designed for Enterprise deployment, which allows unauthenticated third parties to control pretty much every aspect of their computers. Oops.

Microsoft released a critical out-of-band security update yesterday, the day before Patch Tuesday, due to the severity of the bug in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (a component used by Microsoft firewalls, Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials and other Microsoft security products). If you’re running Windows 10 the update should be have been installed automatically for you during the definition update process. If running an older version of Windows, it’ll be installed for you today when you install the rest of Windows Updates. You are going to install updates today, right?

Have I Been Pwned announced that another billion (with a B) accounts have been released on the web. If nothing else, consider this a reminder that if you haven’t started using a password manager yet, you’re really only hurting yourself.

The Windows 10 Creators Update (aka 1703, aka TH4) has been out about a month now and is remarkably stable. This major upgrade takes a few hours to install but improves responsiveness and corrects the app reinstall bug that has plagued previous builds of Windows 10. Windows 10 version 1507 (aka 10240) is now End-of-Life, which means that it will no longer receive important security updates. If you’re still running this version of Windows you must upgrade to at least version 1511 (10586) to continue to receive security updates. Use the installer here to get the most current version:
http://12pd.com/click?win10upgrade

Like Win10 1507, Windows Vista is dead. Really. It won’t be missed. If you’re still running Vista, take the machine off the Internet (forever) or switch to Fedora or any other supported operating system:
https://getfedora.org/
If you need help, contact me.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, .NET, Windows Defender, Internet Explorer, Edge, WEPOS, and MSRT (~800mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Google Chrome OS 58.0.3029.89 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.171 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
http://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.6.4 improves update checking, and is now digitally signed. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 58.0.3029.96 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 53.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Thunderbird 52.1.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

.NET Framework 4.7 is a major feature update. This should be treated as a security update. Use Windows Update to get the most current version.

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.8.198 is a security update. Shockwave is not required for most users, so you’re better off removing it than updating. If you find that you do require it later on, you can always install the update then.
http://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Silverlight 5.1.50906 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

Java 8u131 is a security update. Java is *not* JavaScript, and most computers do not require it. You’re better off removing it unless you are 100% sure you do require it. You can always install it later if you discover an application requires Java.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.35.0.102 improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

Line 7.3.0 adds Ladder Shuffle and Relay. This is not a security update.
http://line.me/update

WinSCP 5.9.5 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Evernote 6.5.4.4720 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.40 adds several new scripts, updates libraries, and adds new features. This is a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.5.0 Build 43580 is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.25.2 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201705 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6623 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.4.9.38188 updates the interface and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Paint.net 4.0.16 resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

IcoFX 3.0.3 fixes scaling issues on high-DPI displays. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Kindle for PC 1.20.1 Build 47037 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

Tails 2.12 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

Norton Power Eraser 20170412 is a security update.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20100824120155EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

Avast! Home Edition 17.4.2294 resolves several bugs and updates the GUI. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

KeePass 1.32 improves several features, fixes bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark 2.2.6 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.61 adds ability to show only failed DNS queries. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

MSRT 5.48 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 2.11 updates the internal MAC databae. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.10.8 is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

TDSSKiller 3.1.0.15 is a security update.
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#TDSSKiller

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1701.1640 improves stability on Windows 10 Creators Update. This is not a securty update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1701.1621 improves stability on Windows 10 Creators Update. This is not a securty update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.3 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 10.0.3.6 improves stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.3.0.5024 improves compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

GoodSync 10.4.4 improves stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 8.3.3 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?rf

Bitcoin 0.14.1 improves performance, fixes several bugs and stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

CintaNotes 3.7 adds drag & drop from any application, improves printing and stability, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

DesktopOK 4.69 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

AS SSD Benchmark 1.9.5986 improves stability and compatibility within Windows 10. This is not a security update.
http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&download_id=9

LessMSI 1.6.1 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

NetworkTrafficView 2.06 adds ability to map source IP address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.82 adds ability to exclude folders by name without path. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.66 adds the ability to start the remote registry service even if it’s disabled. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.79 adds a 64-bit version and updates the MAC address list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.48 updates the internal MAC address list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.30 adds quick-filter capability. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

CCleaner 5.29.6033 improves compatibility and application support. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

RapidEE 9.1 build 936 updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

TeamViewer 12.0.77242 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WinScan2PDF 3.43 improves compatibility with Windows 10 Creators Update. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Redemption 5.14.0.4776 adds several new objects, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.5.5 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.1.22-115126 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

Adminer 4.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Piwigo 2.9.0 is a major update that adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.6.0 adds several features and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.3.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.2.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

MailEnable 9.74 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ownCloud Client 2.3.2 resolves several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

ScreenConnect 6.2.12963.6312 resolves several bugs, and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 4.7.4 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

YOURLS 1.7.2 improves stability and GUI, updates libraries, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://yourls.org/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
http://SaferPC.info/
http://12PointDesign.com/

 

Updates 2017-04-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. The typical computer should see roughly 2gb in updates today.

The Windows 10 Creators Update (aka 1703, aka TH4) is being released today. It’s a major upgrade that adds several maintenance features as well as a few new core apps, such as 3D support in Paint. I strongly advise you to wait to install this update until at least next Wednesday, after the lemmings have encouraged MS to patch whatever bugs have gone unseen until now.

Windows Vista dies next week. It won’t be missed. However, both users of Vista will need to either replace their computers or switch to a more secure operating system, such as Fedora. If you need help, contact me.

Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, .NET, Windows Server, Internet Explorer, Edge, Silverlight, Flash, MSRT, and MS Office (~1.5gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS 10.12.4, OS X 10.11.7, iOS 10.3.1, iTunes 12.6, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2, Safari 10.1, Pages 6.1, Numbers 4.1, Keynote 7.1, macOS Server 5.3, and iCloud for Windows 6.2. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

iOS 10.3.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 57.0.2987.146 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.148 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
http://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.6.1 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 2.7.2 is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 57.0.2987.137 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 52.0.2 is a stability bug launched shortly after the 52.0.1 security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.49.1 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Thunderbird 52.0.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Line 7.2.0 adds new activity indication and additional effects. This is not a security update.
http://line.me/update

FileZilla 3.25.1 fixes a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201704 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip

BrowsingHistoryView 2.00 adds Visit Type column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.6 is a stability update. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Battle.net Client 20170407 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

PlayStation 4.55 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Artweaver 6.0.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Paint.net 4.0.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice 5.3.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 4.0.0.185 is a security update. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Adobe Campaign 6.11.8795 is a security update. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous 2017.009.20044 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC Classic 2015.006.30306 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.20 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader 11.0.20 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017-18.1 and 2015.5-17.0.2 are security updates. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Adobe DNG Converter 9.10 resolves bugs. This is not a security update. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

Norton Power Eraser 20170410 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20100824120155EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.2 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.60 adds external logging support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

RouterPassView 1.70 adds support for additional hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

RogueKiller 12.10.4 adds detections. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1240 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1701.1635 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1701.1617 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.84 updates libraries, resolves bugs and adds new layout features. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.3.2 resolves several bugs and adds support for newer media. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.10.5 improves reliability, adds support for newer media, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

MKVToolNix 10.0.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.6 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.2.2.4984 adds support for Windows 10 1703, new tweaks, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

8GadgetPack 22.0 improves Windows update compatibility and updates a bunch of gadgets. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync 10.4.1 resolves several bugs, improves speed and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 8.3.1 resolves several bugs, and improves import/export. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.6 resolves several bugs, and adds HTML link parsing. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Cygwin 2.8.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 4.64 improves international support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

HWMonitor 1.31 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2722 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SimpleWMIView 1.30 adds remote authentication support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.65 adds option to start Remote Registry service on remote machines. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.21 adds support to use tab key to switch panes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

PointerStick 2.81 improves international support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

ProduKey 1.90 now starts Remote Registry service on remote computers even if the service is disabled if the feature is enabled. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

RapidEE 9.1 build 933 is a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Rufus 2.14 resolves several bugs, and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Seagate DiscWizard 18.0.6036 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

TaskSchedulerView 1.26 adds Start Directory column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 12.0.75813 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WinScan2PDF 3.41 improves HP and Epson compatibility, improves international support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 10.9.2 resolves several bugs and updates cache URLs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Easy2Boot 1.91 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Everything 1.4.1.867b resolves several bugs and adds a few new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.18 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

SQLite 3.18.0 resolves several bugs, and adds several new syntax and command options. This is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.18-114002 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

PPSSPP 1.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

Adminer 4.3.0 adds support for new engines and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

ownCloud Client 2.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

TinyMCE 4.5.6 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.3.0 updates libraries, improves stability, adds many new features and improvements. This is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.72 resolves several bugs, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.7.0 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.17 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.38 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
http://SaferPC.info/
http://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2017-02-14

Hi, Folks!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Patch Tuesday – and a weird one. Both Adobe and Microsoft have self-imposed delays on their staged updates this month. Instead of installing those updates anyway, I strongly suggest you wait for the “all clear” — there’s no telling just how serious the problems are until they are resolved. Installing them anyway could leave your device even less secure or potentially unbootable.

Everything else should be safe, though, so let’s get started. The typical computer should see roughly 800mb in updates today.

Apple released updates for iOS 10.2.1, macOS Update 10.12.3, Safari 10.0.3, GarageBand 10.1.6, watchOS 3.1.3, iTunes 12.5.5, iCloud for Windows 6.1.1, tvOS 10.1.1, Logic Pro X 10.3 and Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

Google Chrome OS 56.0.2924.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.221 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
http://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

BullZip PDF Printer 11.0.0.2588 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.5.3 improves cleanup, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 56.0.2924.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 51.0.3 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

NK2Edit 3.27 adds column auto-sizing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.98 fixes a serious key binding bug that could result in lost data. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.7.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookTools 3.0.0 is a complete redesign and adds support for newer Office releases. This is not a security update.
http://www.howto-outlook.com/products/outlooktools.htm

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

DiscordApp 31.1.2017 adds search (with filters). This is not a security update.

Skype 7.32.0.104 improves performance and stability, adds several new GUI features including camera switching, touch-friendly popups, and customizable keyboard shortcuts. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

Mumble 1.2.19 is a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.31.0 improves logging detail, resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

uTorrent 3.4.9 Build 43295 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.24.0 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201702 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip

BrowsingHistoryView 1.95 adds quick filtering. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.50 adds command-line options for export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

Google Earth 7.1.8.3036 is a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.5.196 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update. Unless you are 110% sure you need this, you’re better off uninstalling it.
http://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.5.5 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6521 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4 is the first update in years – and it adds more than a hundred bug fixes, features and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.4.3.15631 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

LibreOffice 5.2.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7.3.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?npp

Kindle for PC 1.19.2 Build 46095 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

Tails 2.10 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

Avast! Home Edition 17.1.2286 improves UI, stability, and apples new defaults. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.2.4 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

Wireless Network Watcher 2.05 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OpenSSL Binaries 1.1.0d is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 12.9.7 adds detections. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.9.129 fixes several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1701.1615 improves plugns for FTL. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1701.1609 fixes a dozen bugs and adds support for several new services. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.2.2 updates components, fixes bugs and adds features. This is not a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 10.0.2.2 adds support for new encodings, newer hardware, and bug fixes. Thsi is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Handbrake 1.0.2 fixes several bugs and improves quality and reliability of exports. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

MKVToolNix 9.8.0 fixes several bugs, and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.2.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 10.3.3 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NTLite 1.2.0.4830 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

CGMiner 4.10.0 fixes quite a few bugs and style changes. This is a security update.
https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer

Cygwin 2.7.0 improves randomization, entropy and locale detection. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 4.55 improves reliability in Windows 8 and Windows 10. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Easy2Boot 1.89 adds trial keys, updates libraries, and improves menu customization. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

FilExile 3.00 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filexile/files/

IsMyHdOK 1.26 improves reliability on Windows 10 and Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

Kingston SSD Manager 1.0.1.7 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2702 fixes several bugs, improves search speed for indexed content, adds exclusions for type. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 2.05 adds entry modification timestamps. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.25 adds time range settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.80 adds time range settings and fixes a bug in export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.22 fixes a bug in export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TcpLogView 1.27 fixes a bug in export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.15 adds more display information. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.27.5976 improves cleaning, adds new software, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

PointerStick 2.79 improves reliability in Windows 10 and Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

ProduKey 1.88 adds “Save All Items” option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

RapidEE 9.1 build 932 updates language support. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Rufus 2.12 updates components and adds several fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

SystemRescueCD 4.9.2 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.25 improves the display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.9.1 adds support for new software, updates components and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

PSAppDeploy 3.6.9 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

WinScan2PDF 3.25 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GitHub Desktop 3.3.4 updates components, fixes hang bug. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

SQLite 3.17.0 improves performance, reliability, security and stability. This is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

StrawberryPerl 5.24.1.1 includes new core perl version 5.24.1, updates libraries and included modules. This is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Expresso 3.1.6224 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.ultrapico.com/expressodownload.htm

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.14-112924 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

WordPress 4.7.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

phpList 3.3.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Piwigo 2.8.6 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

Plupload 2.3.1 updates components and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.2.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.61 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.6 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.1.12292.6236 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Antispam Bee 2.7.0 fixes several bugs, restores country-level checking, adds several other features. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.6.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.15 fixes several bugs. this is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.31 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.5.2 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.14 fixes several bugs. Thsi isnot a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.11 improves SSL support. This should be treated as a security update.
While that’s all for now – you can safely expect an out-of-cycle update in the coming days.

Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
http://SaferPC.info/
http://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2015-01-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Very light update cycle this month. Expect next month to be ugly, though, as February usually is. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 8 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, .NET Framework, MSRT and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Adobe AIR 16.0.0.245 is a security update.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.257 is a security update.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
http://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.6.0.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Samsung SideSync 3.1.4.827 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Samsung Kies3 201412 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.99 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 35.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Thunderbird 31.4.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.75 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Evernote 5.8.1.6061 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.65 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 3.0.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.10.0 is a security update. Note that while FileZilla hasn’t officially supported Windows XP in quite a while, now it no longer runs under Windows XP.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.5.155 is a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Codec Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 5.0.1 updates included codecs. This is a security update. Good news: from 5.0 onwards you will no longer need to uninstall to be able to upgrade. If you’re upgrading from a version prior to v5, you’ll still need to uninstall it before installing 5.0.1.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5306 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.7.803 is mostly a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

MusicBrainz Picard 1.3.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.5.3.636 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Artweaver 5.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Blender 2.73 fixes hundreds of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

IcoFX 2.10 provides several bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

SketchUp 15.2.687 fixes several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Lightworks NLE 12.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Notepad++ 6.7.4 is a bug fix release. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5645 fixes a licensing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

OpenSSL 1.0.1k is a security update.

Wireshark 1.12.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.40 adds the ability to parse queries from a log file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.76 automatically loads the advanced options window when the target network can not be identified. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.80 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit 2.1.1501.0625 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.76 improves Unicode support and adds Digital CD playback. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

DVDFab 9.1.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.8.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

TeamViewer 10.0.36897 adds a variety of new features, improves stability and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

FolderChangesView 1.67 adds the ability to root the application within a specific base folder. This is no a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.31 adds Chromium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.17 adds AP BSSID column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.76 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.01.5075 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.27.703 adds Windows 10 support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?speccy

Recover Keys 8.0.3.113 does not provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.10 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

Dada Mail 7.4.0 adds digest messages and scheduling. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpList 3.0.11 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.8 adds support for PHP 5.2.0 to 5.2.2. phpMyAdmin 4.3.6 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.148 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable 8.57 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.1 fixes several bugs, adds a new default theme, nested clauses and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

InstantWP 4.4.2 updates included components. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

ScreenConnect 5.0.8132.5459 provides dozens of new features, improved performance, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
http://SaferPC.info/
http://12PointDesign.com/

 

Updates 2014-11-11

Hi, Folks!

Happy Veteran’s Day. Thank you to those who served.

It’s Patch Tuesday! Not a whole lot to do today. Mostly the usual suspects, with a few less popular apps as well. Let’s get started.
Microsoft released 16 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, MS Office, .NET, SharePoint, IIS, Active Directory, EMET, and MSRT. This includes security updates (~80mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iOS, iCloud, QuickTime, iTunes, AppleTV, printer drivers, and OS X. Apple also released the latest version of OS X, 10.10 “Yosemite”. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 8.1 is the first “really” stable version of iOS 8. If you’re running a device that supports it, now is the time to upgrade. Use iTunes to install the most current version in order to avoid the space warnings on your device.

Be aware that when you update OS X to Yosemite, you may need to reinstall SaferPC Remote Support to allow me to continue to assist you. Contact me for details.

Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223 is a security update.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: http://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 15.0.0.356 is a security update.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
http://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.5.1.2 corrects minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.38 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Opera 25 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 33.1 is a stability and feature update. Use Help, About to install the most current version. This is not a security update.

SeaMonkey 2.30 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

NK2Edit 3.06 improves scripting and now preserves application position on restart. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.72 adds more replaceable variables to the output file name. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Skype 6.22.81.105 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Trillian 5.5.17 corrects several non-security bugs. This is not a security update. Use Trillian, Help, Install update to install the most current version.

WinSCP 5.5.6 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

BrowsingHistoryView 1.60 adds profile tracking for browsers that support it. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.60 adds support for SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 without authentication. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Dropbox 2.10.51 is a minor bugfix release.
http://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.9.0.6 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/versions.php

QuickTime 7.7.6 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.4.154 is a security update. REMOVE IT unless you absolutely require it.
http://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java x64 8u25 is a security update. REMOVE IT unless you absolutely require it.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5143 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.1.678 is a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/

iTunes x64 12.0.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

MusicBrainz Picard 1.3 updates libraries, fixes dozens of bugs and adds several new features. This should be treated as a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Unreal Live Server 9.5 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation4 2.02 provides stability improvements. This is not a security update.

SteamOS 22-Oct-2014 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Artweaver 5.0 adds mirror painting, support for 8 and 16 Bits/channel, improved precision and many adjustments to behavior controls. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 12.0.1 fixes well over a hundred bugs, including stability and crash issues, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5557 is a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Bitmessage 0.4.4 updates libraries and protocol support. This should be treated as a security update.
https://bitmessage.org/

OpenSSL 1.0.1j is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 10.0.2208 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SmartSniff 2.15 adds the ability to temporarily suspend/resume capture. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

EMET 5.1 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.77 improves window location memory. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.2.2 provides bug fixes and integrated tips and tricks. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.71 updates libraries, bug fixes and improvements to CDDB query. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

MakeMKV 1.8.14 adds support for new formats and fixes a crash. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.1.7.1 fixes several stability bugs, reliability and performance problems. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.10.5 is a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 7.9.11 is a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?rf

BFGMiner 4.10.0 is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

CintaNotes 2.8.2  improves performance, adds search filtering and history, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

UpdateChecker 1.041 updates icons and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/

Hamachi 2.2.0.266 and 2.1.0.610 add signed driver support to OS X and many stability improvements.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Win 4.1.4670 and LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4667 adds a new simplified toolbar, improves performance and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10. This is a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2074 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.66 fixes Daylight Savings calculation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.67 adds scan on start option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhatIsHang 1.25 adds automatic reporting and always-on-top. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.15 adds several new display modes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 4.19.4867 adds support for newer software and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GPU-Z 0.8.0 adds support for newer hardware and stability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 8.0 build 924 updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

phpList 3.0.10 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.5, 4.1.14.6 and 4.2.11 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.34 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Drupal 7.33 is a stability and compatibility update in preparation for 8.0. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

ScreenConnect 5.0.7909.5428 is a major update to ScreenConnect, offering extensions, revamped display, improved resource management, improved OS support and compatibility, and many bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
http://SaferPC.info/
http://12PointDesign.com/