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 2016-12-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.6gb in updates today. The new MS update engine will help if you’re using the peer-to-peer features on *local* networks, or it will kill your performance if it’s touching the ‘net. The new release cycle of 1gb blobs is great for mass distribution, but chews through bandwidth if you’re not peering it for other devices on your LAN. Adobe has released 10 separate security updates today – still not remotely close to Oracle Tuesday last month, but more people use Adobe products than Oracle’s. The other updates run the gamut: every browser and almost everything from Chrome OS to WordPress. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Office, .NET, Edge, IE, Flash, Exchange, AAD, TZData, Uniscribe, SSPI and MSRT (~1.25gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required. NOTE: For some devices a second update+reboot cycle will be necessary!

Apple released updates for OS X, macOS, Safari, iTunes, iCloud for Windows, iOS, Transporter, watchOS, and tvOS. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 10.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

Google Chrome OS 55.0.2883.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.186 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+) 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

Adobe AIR 24.0.0.180 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 17.0.4.0 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/

Intel Driver Update 2.6.2 adds support for additional hardware, improves performance and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Samsung Kies3 201611 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/kies

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 50.0.2 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.

OutlookAttachView 2.96 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.5.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.30.85.103 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

iCloud for Windows v6.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

Mumble 1.2.18 is a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.29.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

WinSCP 5.9.3 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

uTorrent 3.4.9 Build 42973 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.23.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201612 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

IPInfoOffline 1.44 updates the internal IP database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Flickr Downloadr 2.2.2.3 adds several new features including SSL support, updates libraries, and fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://flickrdownloadr.com/downloads/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.5.4 adds several new compatibility features. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6452 improves logging, GUI fixes, and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.3.3.1921 adds gifting and security fixes.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Minecraft 1.11 adds several new features and mobs. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

SteamOS 2.98 is a security update and resolves wifi problems for some hardware.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

Adobe Animate 16.0.0.112 is a security update.
https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/animate

Adobe Experience Manager Forms 6.2.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/aem-forms/apsb16-40.html

Adobe DNG Converter 9.8 is a security update.
Win: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6108
Mac: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6107

Adobe Experience Manager 6.2.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager/apsb16-42.html

Adobe InDesign 12.0.0 is a security update. Patches to previous versions (<=11.4.1) will *not* be made available.
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/release-note/indesign-cc-2017.html

Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2016.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-builder-2016-update-3.html

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.3 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

Adobe RoboHelp 2015.0.4 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html

Paint.net 4.0.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Krita 3.0.1.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Notepad++ 7.2.2 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 17.1.174 fixes stability and reliability issues, and adds CDT. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.52 should always be treated as a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

MSRT 5.43 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireshark 2.2.2 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Hashcat 3.20 is a major rewrite offering significant security improvements. This is a security update.
http://hashcat.net/hashcat/#downloadlatest

DNSQuerySniffer 1.58 improves logging. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 2.03 is a cosmetic improvement. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

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

RogueKiller 12.8.5 adds detections and more. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.97 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1611.1622 adds support for more hardware, improves reliability, and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1611.1715 adds several new features, improves reliability, and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 10.0.1.5 is a major update, offering a new and improved UI, cloud sync, and adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.10.3 fixes the auto-path bug, improves reliability and BD+ engine, adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

MKVToolNix 9.6.0 fixes several bugs, improves subtitle support, and various stability and GUI improvements. Thsi is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.2.0.4550 improves reliability in TH3, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

GoodSync2Go 10.2.4 resolves several bugs, improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 7.9.25 resolves One Time Password problem and UI issues. This is not a security update. No, v8 still isn’t ready. 🙁
http://12pd.com/click?rf

DMDE 3.2.0.690 adds several new features including RAID detection, VHD and VHDX support, custom file signature support, SMART reading and more. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

dupeGuru 4.0.3 updates picture cache backend and disables automatic updates on macOS. This is not a security update.
http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

Easy2Boot 1.87 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Everything 1.4.1.809b fixes several bugs and adds filter functions. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

GPU-Z 1.16.0 fixes a parsing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

LessMSI 1.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2682 improves cache size, error reporting, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

DriveLetterView 1.46 now supports stdout. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 2.00 adds improved notification support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.77 improves error reporting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.21 improves logging support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WhosIP 1.16 improves IPv6 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WirelessKeyView 2.05 adds advanced options to command line support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

OSForensics 4.0.1002 improves task logging, case management, various bug fixes and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.25.5902 improves browser support, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Speccy 1.30.730 improves reliability, adds support for new hardware and GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

RapidEE 9.1 build 931 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Sysmon 5.0 introduces file create and registry modification logging. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.20 adds reporting of process Control Flow Guard (CFG) status and dynamically updates to reflect changes to process Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Procdump 8.2 adds a -kill option that terminates a process after its dump completes rather than allowing an exception to pass to Windows Error Reporting (WER), and a -wer switch to copy dumps to the WER queue. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

LiveKd 5.6 includes a batch-mode option designed for scripted analysis that omits the prompt to re-execute LiveKD after a debugger session terminates. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 12.0.71503 fixes several connection problems and crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.8.1 updates libraries and superseded updates. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.5 fixes many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.7.17 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.5.2 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.1.10-112026 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.

phpList 3.2.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Piwigo 2.8.3 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

Plupload 2.2.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.5.1 adds several new features and many bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.2.4 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.1.2 adds several new features and events, fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

phpMyAdmin 4.6.5.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.7 fixes several bugs and adds many new features (including keyboard shortcuts and tooltips). This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

bbPress 2.5.12 fixes a role init bug. This should be treated as a security update.

BuddyPress 2.7.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.6 makes several improvements for reliability and maintainability. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.8 adds several new services, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.22 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Top Commentators Widget 1.5.2 fixes a bug. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.9 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.

WordPress Zero Spam 3.0.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Sovrn (was Zemanta) 1.3.2 is a rebrand. 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 2016-09-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1500mb in updates today. It’s a big one. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Silverlight, Microsoft Office, Exchange, .NET, Internet Explorer, Edge, Flash and MSRT (~600mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS (9.3.5, 10.0 and 10.0.1), watchOS 3, Xcode 8, print drivers and iTunes 12.5.1. Xcode 8 is a security update, and adds support for iOS 10. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 10.0.1 is the first security update to the new version of iOS 10 that was released this morning (and reportedly bricking devices). Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe AIR 23.0.0.257 is a security update.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162 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.

BullZip PDF Printer 10.25.0.2552 reduces output PDF size, improves usability and resolves PDF reader bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.2.0 fixes several bugs and improves AMD removal. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Intel Driver Update 2.6.1 resolves the re-download problem, fixes several bugs, adds new categories and improves manual search. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 372.70 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 53.0.2785.113 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 48.0.2 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 45.3.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

NK2Edit 3.25 adds import from message store, and logfile support under the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.95 resolves a crash 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.

DiscordApp 20160824T175021 adds new emojis, profile fields, user sync, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Skype 7.27.0.101 adds new styling to Skype. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

aria2 1.26.1 fixes a bittorrent bug and improves naming for pre-existing files.
https://aria2.github.io/

curl 7.50.2 is a security update.
http://winampplugins.co.uk/curl/

WinSCP 5.9.1 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 10.4.25 still doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or preferably, abandoned. Software that doesn’t provide change-logs uses the fancy magical ability called “ignorance” to convince you to upgrade, possibly to a hacked or hijacked version, with no hope of validation from the author. A company like Dropbox, valued at $8 BILLION, should be able to spare someone on their build team to compose something more detailed than “The desktop client is regularly updated with many improvements and fixes.”
http://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.2.4.3244 doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or abandoned.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.8 Build 42576 fixes security issues with ad integration, as well as several other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.21.0 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201609 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

BrowsingHistoryView 1.87 adds secondary column sorting and resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Google Earth 7.1.7.2600 fixes several cosmetic issues, crash bugs, cache inconsistencies, and adds support for newer hardware.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.5.1 adds support for macOS and iOS 10. This is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6321 adds keyboard shortcuts to control media player, cover printing, and fixes a MDS burning bug. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 5.9 fixes issues with straighten/rotate, drag and drop, and several other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Office Updates

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

Paint.net 4.0.12 fixes a crash bug and a selection bug on certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice 5.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.2 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

Kindle for PC 1.17.0 Build 44170 doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or abandoned.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Kindle hardware security update:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202048000

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.6.1 adds Tor, SMTP and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Avast! Home Edition 12.3.2280 improves performance. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Gpg4win 2.3.3 is a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

DNSQuerySniffer 1.57 now activates WinPCap automatically if found. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 2.01 is a cosmetic update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

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

RogueKiller 12.6.2 adds PowerShell path support, WMI support, more detections, and bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1224 fixes 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 2.8.1607.1936 fixes over 100 bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.8.1607.2027 fixes almost 50 bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 9.3.1.2 adds support for new media and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.10.2 adds support for new media and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.1.0.4210 improves support for Windows 10 1607 and 14905, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

RoboForm 7.9.22 improves compatibility resolves several stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.3.1 improves drag and drop support, adds Rules support, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Agent Ransack 2016.863 fixes many bugs, adds exclusion support, IFilter support, boolean support, color highlighting, tabbed interface and more. This is not a security update.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

Cygwin 2.6.0 adds support for new APIs, structures, more partitions, AzureAD and removes support for old operating systems. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

dupeGuru 4.0.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

Easy2Boot 1.83 resolves a bug in grub4dos, updates sync and drive creation tools, adds SDI_CHOCO and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

GPU-Z 1.11.0 adds support for newer hardware and displays Device IDs, which can be used for the GTX 970 lawsuit.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

iExplorer 3.9.11.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

Kingston SSD Manager 1.0.1.3 doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or abandoned.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2669 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

NetworkTrafficView 2.04 now automatically loads the WinPCap driver if found. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.73 corrects multiple single file matches bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.20 adds command line option to perform query immediately. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.77 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.45 adds audio notifications. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 2.07 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.22.5724 improves support for various applications.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Sysmon 4.12 introduces more powerful filtering capabilities, now reports the status of CRL checking and fixes a bug where certain configuration files could cause the driver to blue screen. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.54 fixes a bug that could result in it reporting signed files that have been modified as having a valid signature. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Autologon 3.1 now validates credentials before accepting them. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.31 fixes bugs that caused it to crash when processing some boot logs and when saving logged events to a backing file. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.8.1 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.65452 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.7.3 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 3.0.399 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c9eb3ba8-0c59-4944-9a62-6eee37294597

GitHub Desktop 3.3.0 updates libraries and fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

MySQL 5.7.15 fixes dozens of bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Visual Studio 2015 CE 3 adds a dozen new features including Universal Apps tools, node.js tools, cordova improvements and much more. This is not a security update.
https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-community

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.6-110634 fixes dozens of 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.

TinyMCE 4.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.1.9 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

MailEnable 9.18 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ColdFusion 11.10 and 10.21 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-30.html

phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.0.11299.6071 provides a new cleaner user interface, adds support for newer operating systems, improves integration, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 4.6.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Akismet 3.2 adds WP-CLI support, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

Antispam Bee 2.6.9 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 2.1.0 improves GUI and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.4.5 fixes several bugs, adds locale support. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster (SNAP) 3.6.10 fixes several bugs, adds support for new services. SNAP is awesome, and you should drop everything now and buy it while it’s still on sale.

WordPress Importer 0.6.3 fixes several bugs and adds support for term metadata. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.9 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

WPtouch 4.2.5 fixes a couple 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 2016-07-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

Windows 10 will only be available as a free upgrade for the next 2 weeks! If you plan to upgrade your computer, make some time and do it now. If you don’t want to do it yourself, call me, I can install it for you in my office in Twain Harte, or remotely over the internet (as long as your Internet connection is fast enough).

The typical computer should see roughly 500mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, .NET, Internet Explorer, Edge, Flash, Office and MSRT (~250mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Digital Camera RAW Compatibility and AirPort Base Station. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7 are security updates. Use the Airport Utility to install the current release.
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/
Adobe Flash Player 22.0.0.209 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 16.0.0.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Intel Driver Update 2.6 is a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Samsung SideSync 4.5.0.86 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 51.0.2704.106 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 47.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 45.2.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

DiscordApp 20160708T190301 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Skype 7.25.0.106 doesn’t provide an updated changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 6.4.14 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.19.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201607 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

Silverlight 5.1.50428 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6229 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.2.60376 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as 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.

Adobe Acrobat/Reader 11.0.17 is a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat/Reader DC Classic 15.006.30198 is a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat/Reader DC Continuous 15.017.20050 is a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to get the most current version.

Paint.net 4.0.10 adds overscroll and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice 5.1.4 is a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

OpenOffice Dictionary 2016.07.01 is a data refresh.
http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 12.1.2272 improves performance, allows selective controls, router vulnerability detection and bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.7 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.56 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.98 fixes a logic error. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.3.8 fixes several bugs, improves filtering and controls, updates definitions. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Windows Defender Offline 20160629 is a security update.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

MSRT 5.38 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.8.1605.3142 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.8.1605.2355 fixes a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.1.1 doesn’t provide a summary changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 9.3.0.5 adds support for newer media and fixes a compatibility bug on Vista. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

IsoBuster 3.8 makes many cosmetic improvements, adds support for new formats and hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.1.0.3990 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

Cygwin 2.5.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

dupeGuru 4.0.0 fixes several bugs and merges various versions into one application. This is not a security update.
http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

GPU-Z 0.8.9 adds newer hardware support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Kingston SSD Manager 1.0.0.19 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update for anyone using Kingston SSD Toolbox or previous versions of Kingston SSD Manager.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2664 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

BulkFileChanger 1.40 adds drag and drop support to timestamping and improved configuration preservation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DiskSmartView 1.21 adds the ability to enable and disable ATA and USB support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/disk_smart_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.37 resolved a crash bug on some systems. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SearchMyFiles 2.72 adds secondary sorting and new attributes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.61 fixes an elevation bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

ProduKey 1.85 adds column autosizing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

CCleaner 5.19.5633 improves application support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

SpeedFan 4.52 adds support for newer hardware and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Many Sysinternals tools have been updated with Nano Server support. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.8.0 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.62308 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.6.3 improves reliability and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.0-108711 fixes several bugs and adds several new features. 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.

Piwigo 2.8.2 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.4.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.1.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.0.1 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

MailEnable Enterprise 9.15 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.3 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.6.10957.6018 adds dozens of new features and many fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 4.5.3 is a security update.

Antispam Bee 2.6.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.6.1.1 is a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.4.1.2 updated to support new Facebook API. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.9.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.2 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Add Custom CSS 1.0.0 adds support for custom post types. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.1.7 fixes 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 2016-01-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 250mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

If you’re still running Windows 8 (not 8.1), you will no longer receive Windows updates. You MUST install 8.1 to continue to receive security updates for Windows.

Today is the last day for updates to “older” versions of Internet Explorer. Historically, this means that a critical security issue will be discovered and exploited as early as tomorrow. Upgrade Internet Explorer to the latest version supported by your operating system NOW. Yes, this means you’ll lose DQSD. 🙁 Even if you’re not using Internet Explorer as your primary browser, many applications including Office, Windows Explorer and third party components will still utilize Internet Explorer “under the hood”. Thus, whether you want it or not, you MUST install the current version to ensure you continue to receive security updates that *do* impact you.

Windows 10 will be switched from an “optional” update to an “important” update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 today, which means that it will attempt to automatically install whenever you install updates (and sometimes just for fun at 3am) and will also download (3gb+!) whether or not you plan to install it.

The privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. The delay and potential issues you may experience from neglecting to either update or block the update can have serious repercussions.

My recommendation is to make some time to install Windows 10 as soon as possible. Typically the installation will take between 2 and 6 hours, with no ability to do other things on your computer while it’s installing. During installation you will be prompted with several option pages to enable/disable options and features. Disable them all. Yes, every single one. Uncheck every box and slide every slider “off”. Immediately after installation disable Cortana’s web-integration functionality, then go to All Settings and review every single option. If you have problems with Windows 10, you can revert to your existing OS.

If you are running software that’s not compatible with Windows 10, or need to prevent the installation for some other reason (such as my wife’s patented “I don’t wanna”) then your best option is to use GWX Control Panel to block the icon and disable OS upgrades (the first two options).

Now back to our regular patch notes.

Microsoft released 18 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MSRT, Silverlight, Visual Basic, and Windows Live Essentials (~125mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, QuickTime and iTunes to address security vulnerabilities. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.233 is a security update.
Win: http://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: http://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.270 are security updates.
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 15.7.3.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Ext2IFS 1.12 adds hibernate support and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.fs-driver.org/

Intel Driver Update 20151221 improves hardware support. This 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 47.0.2526.110 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 43.0.4 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version. If you have an older version you may need to repeat this process until you get to the current release.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.87 adds the ability to append to log files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.5.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.3.183 is a security update. Instead of updating, please consider removing Shockwave!

Silverlight 5.1.41105 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/

QuickTime 7.7.9 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Skype 7.18.0.103 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

Trillian Mac 3.3.0.24 fixes an echo bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Dropbox 3.12.6 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Nmap 7.01 fixes over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41628 fixes several bugs and adds ad-free premium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

IPInfoOffline 1.42 updates the included IP country database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

WGet 1.17.1 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.14.6.1620 fixes several bugs and improves Sync and iOS/Apple TV support. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.3.2 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.2.10120 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PlayStation PS3 4.76 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

PlayStation PS4 3.11 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.

Notepad++ 6.8.8 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?npp

Paint.net 4.0.9 fixes quite a few crash bugs and improves quality and performance. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Krita 2.9.10.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice 5.0.4 fixes many bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Scribus 1.4.6 doesn’t yet have a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Adobe Acrobat XI 11.0.14 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC 15.009.20077 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader 11.0.14 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.010.20056 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Kindle for PC 1.14.0 Build 43019 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.

BelArc Advisor 8.5c doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

TDSSKiller 3.1.0.9 improves detection and removal. This is a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?tdss

DrWeb CureIt! 10.0.10 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit+free/?lng=en

KeePass 1.30 fixes a couple dozen bugs and improves search handling. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark 2.0.1 fixes dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.2 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware Chameleon 3.1.28 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/chameleon/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware Mac 1.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Rootkit 1.09.3.1001 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antirootkit/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1045 improves a number of detection methods. This is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

MalwareBytes’ FileAssassin 1.06 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/

MalwareBytes’ RegAssassin 1.03 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/regassassin/

MalwareBytes’ StartUpLite 1.07 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.51 improves compatibility with Netmon3. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.91 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 11.0.7 adds new detections and ADS black/whitelisting. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

TinyWall 2.1.7 improves stability, display on hi-res devices and application database. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tinywall.pados.hu/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.95 improves Yandex Browser compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1512.2124 adds support for new hardware, fixes several bugs and improves social integration. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1512.1833 adds support for new hardware, Record live stream on Dailymotion, and social logins. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.8 improved compatibility, fixes several bugs, updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.2.4 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

IsoBuster 3.7 adds breadcrumbs, improved navigation, improved performance and stability, and updated libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

MKVToolNix 8.8.0 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.17 fixes several bugs including stability, hi-res display issues, and more. This should be treated as a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?rf

7-Zip 15.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.53254 fixes several reliability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

iExplorer 3.8.8.0 adds iOS 9.2 compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

FolderChangesView 1.81 adds support for the Windows Explorer context menu. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.66 adds wasted space column, and now defaults to opening the properties window on double-click. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.10 adds option to automatically update on class/query change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.51 adds option to open INF file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.72 adds scanning to selected IP addresses option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.41 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 5.13.5460 adds Opera and Chrome Media Cache cleaning, improves application support. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.6 simplifies zeroing a device, fixes mode support, crash bugs and stability. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Sigcheck 2.4 improves certificate trust list validation. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 3.2 adds support for logging raw disk access. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.51 fixes a WMI parsing bug, selective verification of signing status of individual entries and BOM flag in export file. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.01 fixes registry parsing bug and a kernel access bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.7.0 updates kernels. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.15 improves refresh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.3.1 fixes a bug in .NET installation. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.3 many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

ActivePerl 5.22.1.2201 is a security update.
http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads

StrawberryPerl 5.22.1.2 is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Inno Setup 5.5.7 improves defaults, adds support for new CLI options, indexing behavior, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.12-104815 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.

Dada Mail 9.0.2 is a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

BIND 9.9.8 and 9.10.3 are security updates.
https://www.isc.org/downloads/bind/

Drupal 8.0.2 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.4.8 is a security update.

jQuery 1.12.0 and 2.2.0 fix several bugs and introduce new features. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.5.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.4.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 2.0.0 is a major improvement, adding several new controls and features, cache controls, optimizations and bug fixes. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.8.1 fixes a bug. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.2 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.27 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Top Commentators Widget 1.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.0.2 fixes 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/