Updates 2013-01-08

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 8 updates this month to address security issues in Windows, Office, Windows Server, Expression, SharePoint and .NET. Total size is between 40mb and 100mb, depending on your installed components. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Microsoft also released a FixIt to address a security issue in Internet Explorer for Windows XP (it DOES NOT affect other versions). This update is not included in Windows Update, so if you’re using XP, you need to install it from the FixIt page here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2794220
Click the “FixIt” button under the (tiny) words “Enable MSHTML shim workaround” and follow the prompts.

Apple released updates to iOS, iCloud, iMac, iPhoto and Aperture. These are not security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Reader 11.0.1 and 10.1.5 are security updates. Now that the first patch for 11 has been released, it should be safe to upgrade to that. Don’t forget to fix the security settings after installation, as all major updates erase the preferences. Sigh. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version or download the major update here:
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Java 7u10 is a security update. If you do not require Java, please uninstall it instead.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

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 youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

iOS 6.0.2 corrects a problem with Wi-Fi. This is not a security update. Use iTunes to install the update.

HP Universal Print Driver (PCL6) 5.6.0.14430 adds Windows 8 support and updates driver profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.hp.com/go/upd

nVidia 310.90 adds significant performance improvements and several fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.geforce.com/

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 18.0 adds Retina support, improved performance, and other fixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.12 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Trillian 5.3.11 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update. Get the current version here:
https://www.trillian.im/download/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.20 adds support for IE10, Chrome Canary, and SeaMonkey, and improves display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 3.7.1 corrects several bugs including a driver reset problem, service incompatibilities and improved stability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Google Earth 7.0.2.8415 provides performance improvements, visual improvements, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

WinSCP 5.1.3 provides several bugfixes, including stability fixes and a log security issue. This is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Win8 Codec Package 1.3.8 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html

Win7 Codec Package 3.9.5 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

Vista Codec Package 6.4.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.9.5 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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 11.0.1 corrects several stability bugs. This is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.0.3717 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. http://cdburnerxp.se/

MPC HC 1.6.5.6366 updates several included codecs and libraries, fixes over 20 bugs, and adds several new features. This should be treated as a security update. http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

VLC Media Player 2.0.5 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 1.4.6 adds fireworks, enchantable books, option to enable touchscreen input for buttons and inventory, and a number of bugfixes. 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++ 6.2.3 adds Recycle Bin compliance, Remove Empty Lines feature (Yay!), and several other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1, 10.1.5 and 9.5.3 are security updates. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 3.1.3 improves tablet support, various brush and palette fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Inkscape 0.48.4 is a security update.
http://inkscape.org/download/?lang=en

SketchUp 8.0.16846 corrects DWG exports, menu and permissions fixes. 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.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.70 is a significant update with improved Windows 8 support, better logging, improved performance and other changes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Password Security Scanner 1.10 extends scope of password scanning and improves display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.45 adds support for some split videos. 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 8.2.2.6 improves decryption and region detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

DVDFab 9.0.1.6 is a major update with a completely new interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 3.2.1 corrects an issue with YouTube download. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Send To Kindle is a nifty product from Amazon that allows you to quickly upload documents on your computer to your Kindle. It takes seconds to install, and is as simple as right clicking the document you want to copy. I was able to upload about 160 recipes to my Kindle and tablet in 3 minutes (previously I had to email documents one by one to my Kindle). If you have a Kindle, you need this.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn 4.1.2600 adds Windows 8 and IE10 support, improves RSA to 7.1, improved multi-monitor handling, and printer mapping fix. This should be treated as a security update. Use Open, About, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739 corrects bugs with NTFS compression and Min/Max recording inaccuracies. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_asssdbenchmark/

CCleaner 3.26.1888 improves cleaning, adds support for Office 2013, Adobe Reader 11 and other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.12.628 adds support for Windows 2012 Server, skip-if-active scheduling, improved crash reporting, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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

Goodsync 9.4.1.5 improves on-timer event, performance, parallel locking, logging, and Google Drive. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

WakeMeOnLan 1.47 improves the display, corrects a multi-monitor bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.29 provides performance improvements, reliability and stability fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.7.11 corrects several bugs relating to date processing, SVN standards, logging and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.6-82870 provides dozens of stability and performance fixes, including image conversion improvements. 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 3.6.2 provides a dozen bug fixes primarily for database and PHP compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 6.0.1 is a major update providing a number of improved features, new options and cleaner interface. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.18 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 3.5.5 provides several bugfixes and changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.3 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

ColdFusion 10.0.1 and 9.0.3 are security updates. In addition, Adobe recommends making changes to the mapped paths for all sites using ColdFusion. Details here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa13-01.html

MailEnable 6.75 improves authentication auditing, extended character support and MIME header parsing. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

 

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