Updates 2015-09-08

Hi, Folks!

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

Windows 10 is becoming more stable but my hold off recommendation still holds. There are still upgrade woes with various hardware that might create problems for you, and the privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. Hold off at least another couple weeks — let other people experience the problems so you don’t have to.

Microsoft released a dozen updates to address issues in Internet Explorer, Windows, Microsoft Office and .NET (~140mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for QuickTime and Pro Video Formats. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

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.

BullZip PDF Printer 10.21.0.2462 improves application compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

NVidia 341.81 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Samsung SideSync 4.0.1.214 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 45.0.2454.86 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 40.0.3 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.35 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.81 adds environment variable support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.2.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.9.0.103 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Trillian Mac 3.3.0.17 fixes dozens of bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Evernote 5.9.1.8742 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.4 Build 40911 is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.13.1 improves stability and fixes keyboard shortcuts. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.3.1 updates libraries and improves features. This is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

BrowsingHistoryView 1.75 adds support for Edge/Spartan and corrects bugs with IE. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.0.162 is a security update. Please consider removing it instead of updating.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

QuickTime 7.7.8 is a security update. Before you install the update, consider removing QuickTime entirely. It is unlikely it’s required for your environment. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.6.5844 fixes several bugs and improves compatibility with hi-dpi displays. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.11.1406 improves stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.8.3.59237 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

GameMaker Studio 20150820 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/free

PlayStation 3 4.76 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.8.3 fixes a crash and other bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Kindle for PC 1.12.2 Build 40996 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

FrameMaker 2015.0.1 fixes several stability issues and improves DPS support. This is not a security update. Use the Adobe Cloud Update application to install this update.

FrameMaker Publishing Server 2015.0.1 is a security update. Use the Adobe Cloud Update application to install this update.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.3 is a security update. Use the Adobe Cloud Update application to install this update.

Security Software Updates

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

MSRT 5.28 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

SmartSniff 2.25 vastly improves capture details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.85 adds autosizing options for columns and improved tray balloon support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

SanDisk SecureAccess 3.0 improves startup, security, performance, adds shredding support, streaming, and logout timer. This is a security update.
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2399

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 12.4.1 adds Windows 10 support, various bug fixes and easier activation. This is not a security update.
http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-version-history.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.1.0 improves media compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7 improves YouTube upload, Facebook download and other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

BFGMiner 5.3.0 adds support for GekkoScience’s Compac Miner, improves Icarus support. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Cygwin 2.2.1-1 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

iExplorer 3.8.2.0 fixes a compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

Ketarin 1.8.0 adds several publicly requested features, including HTTPX referer support, hash checking and .NET 4.0, and fixes FileHippo support. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.org/

CurrPorts 2.20 improves display to show process names when not elevated. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.96 improves display to show process names when not elevated. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.08 adds the ability to write results directly to output file instead of caching first in memory. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.35 adds MAC Addresses List compiler, device descriptions, and the ability to display only select clients. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.86 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.71 adds secondary sorting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

CCleaner 5.09.5343 improves various application cleaning, bug fixes and Windows 10 performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.3 now detects ISOHybrid images and prompts for input, hash validation, fixes Windows To Go creation, UEFI and USB enumeration bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

WSUS Offline 10.0 adds support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, updates several app parsers and fixes cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.1 updates libraries, improves sync, browser and error handling. This is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Workstation Player 12.0.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.4-102546 fixes several bugs including stability, reliability, additions/integration and networking fixes. 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.

DigiCertUtil 20150818 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.digicert.com/util/

ownCloud Client 2.0.1 is a major update (2.0 was just released, as well) adding throttling, large folder sync consent, improved progress indicator, and various bug fixes and feature updates. This is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

TinyMCE 4.2.5 fixes several bugs including potential hijacks by new domain extensions. This is a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

Drupal 7.39 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.233 improves compatibility with Windows 10 and IIS 10. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable Enterprise 8.61 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/downloadprevious.asp

MailEnable Enterprise 9.0 provides faster webmail, improved spam controls, OOO auto-responder scheduling, IDN support, CC blocking, greylisting SPF exclusions, connection filtering, improved smarthosting and administration improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.4.14.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

BuddyPress 2.3.3 is a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.5 improves widget construction. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.8 fixes pagination and settings link. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.2.0 adds support for favicon, status label for each site, and autoload hook. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.7 fixes several bugs, provides to-the-minute scheduling with external cron support, and adds new filter for default category. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.6 fixes several bugs, improves setup wizard, improves bulk updates and more. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.4 is a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.6 fixes several 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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