Updates 2014-09-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Today isn’t that bad, all things considered. Unfortunately, Apple and Adobe both announced releases for next week, so this is only the first of at least two update cycles this month. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Microsoft Security Essentials, and MSRT. This includes security updates (100+mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple has announced the next iPhone, iPod and wearable technology today. This means that new builds of iTunes and iOS are just around the corner (next week). While not released yet, be prepared for 1gb+ in downloads in the next week or so.

Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 15.0.0.249 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://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:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.0.1.0 changes the way some devices are detected, improves cleanup, cleaner log. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

PS4 1.76 is a stability improvement. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 37.0.2062.120 is a security update. This version adds client-side certificate management, multi sign in support, google drive incognito support and organization-managed bookmarks. This is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 24 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 32.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.29 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 31.1.0 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 5.5 provides several new features and improved service compatibility. This version also fixes a handful of bugs and improves do-not-disturb and mute functionality.
http://trillian.im/

Skype 6.20.0.104 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Evernote 5.6.4.4632 improves xAuth and offline authentication and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox 2.10.29 fixes a crash and several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.9.0.5 fixes the automatic update system, fixes crash, performance, improves SOCKS4 support and more. This should be treated as a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.4.22.2815 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update. Use the update feature in Origin to install.

Minecraft 1.8 and Minecraft Server 1.8 adds dozens of new items and features, improves command syntax and functionality, and much more. 1.8 increases the minimum requirements and also warns of upcoming hardware requirement changes, as it’s becoming a far more intensive program. 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++ 6.6.9 fixes language-specific functionality, fixes the color picker and several other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5315 is the first release of AVG 2015. No changelog is provided, and AVG initial releases tend to have problems, so I recommend holding off for at least a couple weeks.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 now enables ‘background scan’ by default. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.75 adds support for Firefox 32. 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.

MakeMKV 1.8.13 adds support for AACS v48, DTS-HD with variable bit-depth, improves support for discs with mastering errors and fixes audio regression in 1.8.12. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.1.6.6 adds support for new encodings, newer hardware and several new conversion options such as brightness and contrast controls. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.6.6 improves performance, stability, monitoring reliability, improves compatibility with OneDrivePro, SharePoint and Office365.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.232 improves error reporting, stability, and driver compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

QuickSetDNS 1.02 adds always-on-top option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

USBDeview 2.36 adds secondary column sorting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.05 adds the ability to save the current configuration and load configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

phpList 3.0.8 improves queue processing, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

MailEnable 8.53 improves controls over default behaviors, performance, ActiveSync resilience, updates libraries and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.0 is a major update, adding endless-grid media browsing, improved editor, improved plugin interface and several new developer-specific features. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 1.9.0 adds inline and defer controls, usability improvements, multiple API hooks, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.9.3 fixes file upload bug. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.3 updates libraries, adds badge shortcodes. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 140829 is a security update.

WP Edit 2.3 updates libraries, fixes PHP bug, removes unnecessary scrollbar feature. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.4.9 improves uploads in situations without MIME-type detection.
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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