Updates 2013-10-17

Hi, Folks!

A few out-of-cycle security updates released this week, including Java, OSX, Chrome and Thunderbird. Should be a quick update cycle for most.

Apple released updates for Java, printer drivers and MacBook Air firmware. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates.

Java 7u45 is a security update. Install the update ONLY if you already have Java installed.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone or kindle – 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:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 30.0.1599.101 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.0.1 corrects several crash issues. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.83 is an informational update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

IPNetInfo 1.50 adds CIDR details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.2.8 updates included codecs and improves AVI performance. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2006 is a major update provide a number of new features, including significantly improved performance and update speed. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Bitmessage 0.4.1 provides several protocol improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Wireless Network Watcher 1.68 adds support for configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn 4.1.3256 corrects several bugs including stability and reliability. This is not a security update. Right-click on the LogMeIn icon in your tray and select “Open LogMeIn”, click “About”, then “Check for Updates”. After a few minutes of downloading, the updater will start. You’ll be prompted to click “Update”, approve installation and finally “close” the installer when done.

Synergy 1.4.14 adds drag-n-drop between computers (mac & win), update checker, and corrects several outstanding bugs. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/

NetworkTrafficView 1.77 adds configuration profile management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

GoodSync 9.5.8 improves Google Drive, S3, automation, OnFileChange and job dependence. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DevManView 1.40 adds wildcard processing support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.02 adds support for configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Inno Setup 5.5.4 adds Windows 8.1 compatibility section and several other improvements. 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.

VirtualBox 4.3.0-89960 is a major update providing a number of new features, bug fixes and 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.

bbPress 2.4.1 is a compatibility update. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.17 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.

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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