Updates 2012-11-13

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 6 updates today to address security issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, IIS, .NET (an update for each build) and Excel for all supported versions of Windows. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 7, but due to it’s infancy I do NOT recommend installing it for at least a month.
http://microsoft.com/ie

Apple released updates for OS X, Aperture, QuickTime, iPhoto, Logic Express, Logic Pro and various drivers. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Java 7u9 is a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

QuickTime 7.7.3 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

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 anytime, 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:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

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

AMD Catalyst 12.10 adds newer hardware support, improves performance, adds official Windows 8 support, TIR support, and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

nVidia 306.97 adds newer hardware support, Windows 8 support, improves performance, TXAA, and updated CUDA. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

WD SmartWare 1.6.4 corrects a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

BullZip PDF Printer 9.2.0.1499 improves macro support, embedded files support and increased custom page size dramatically. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

iOS 6.0.1 corrects wireless connectivity, cell data network connectivity and other bugs. This is a security update. Use iTunes or ‘Over The Air’ to install the update, or download the updated IPSW from:
http://iphoneroot.com/firmwares/

RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 adds iOS 6.0.1 support. This is not a security update.
http://iphoneroot.com/utilities/

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 16.0.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 23.0.1271.64 is a security update. Use Menu (3 bars), About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.10 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.13.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Safari 6.0.2 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get teh most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.40 adds additional variables to the output filename format. 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.

Adobe Shockwave 11.6.8.638 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.0.0.120 adds Microsoft accounts, Live Messenger and Facebook integration. This version also adds Retina support, multiple chat windows, and an improved display. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Trillian Astra for Windows 5.3.7 improves group chat, SSL, in-game overlay, and various other bugfixes and improvements.
http://www.trillian.im/windows/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.06 adds webpage titles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.5.10.7472 improves flow, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.6.0 corrects two crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

uTorrent 3.2.2 Build 28500 fixes a disconnect bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.1.1 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.8.6 improves Windows 8 support and updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.8.6 improves Windows 8 support and updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Vista Codec Package 6.4.0 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VLC Media Player 2.0.4 is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.4.2 adds a beacon, flower pots, frames, anvils, cobblestone walls, pumpkin pies, carrots, potatoes, boss mob, new skeleton type, witches, bats, Zombies now infect villagers, but can also be cured and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.2.1 fixes 2 crash issues, some UDL2 bugs and link style bugs. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/

Adobe Reader 11.0 is a major update, including a variety of changes. This version has a security issue, so it is best NOT to upgrade until 11.0.1 is released, probably within the next two weeks.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

IcoFX 2.3.1 adds XPM support and several fixes. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

IrfanView 4.35 is a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.1.1000 corrects several startup and scan completion bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

Avast! Home Edition 7.0.1474 corrects several stability bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1014 provides several fixes and improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.38 corrects an mp4 bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.2.1.8 adds burn-speed controls, corrects several crash bugs, and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Miro Video Converter 3.0 is a major update. This version includes batch processing, many more presets, better control over aspect ratio and output size, progressive MP4, improved WebM output, thumbnails, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mirovideoconverter.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.24.1850 adds support for Firefox plugins and extensions, optimizations for Windows 7 and Windows 8, AVG, DVDFab, Inkscape, improved update speed and various other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.11.560 adds support for Windows 8, exclusion improvements, proper handling of SSD’s,
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

RoboForm 7.8.4 corrects several stability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.3.6.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CPU-Z Installer 1.62 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.6.6 adds newer hardware support and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Daemon Tools Lite 4.46.1 adds Windows 8 support and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

LogMeIn Win 4.1.2600 adds Windows 8 support, Anti-virus management, better multi-monitor support and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Hamachi 2.1.0.262 provides a variety of improvements and bug fixes. This version also updates the network address range used for your VPN. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Coreinfo 3.1 fixes a Numa calculation bug, and adds support for several more processor features. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Desktops 2.0 is now compatible with Windows 8, properly supporting Winkey hotkey sequences on alternate desktops and switching back to the primary desktop’s start screen when you hit Winkey. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.11 includes bug fixes that could cause it to crash if provided with malformed domain name input strings. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Livekd 5.3 now support Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

PsPasswd 1.23 now includes support for changing domain account passwords. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Testlimit 5.22 fixes an output formatting bug that could have it report KB instead of MB. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

FolderChangesView 1.20 adds a column to display the file owner. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NirCmd 2.71 adds runassystem command. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

USBDeview 2.17 corrects a stability bug when plugging in two devices with the same pid/vid. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.41 adds the ability to wake up all computers in a netrange. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.10 adds a new signal quality summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Hiren’s BootCD 15.2 updates a number of utilities. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.7.10 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.4-81684 corrects several stability and compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 5.0.1 corrects several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 7.17 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Contact Form 7 3.3.1 provides several performance improvements and automation hooks. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

InstantWP 4.3 updates WordPress, Apache, PHP and MySQL. This is a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

ModSecurity 2.7.0 adds internationalization support, caching Lua VMs, exceptions, per-rule performance auditing and more. This is a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mod-security/

MailEnable 6.65 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

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

Regards,

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

 

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