Updates 2016-01-28

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and more have released updates this week. The typical computer should see approximately 100mb of updates. It’s not a lot of updates, but they’re important. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle updates for .NET and Windows. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released tvOS 9.1.1, and driver and compatibility updates for OS X. Use the Apple App Store to install the most current versions.

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

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 48.0.2564.97 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 44.0 is a security update. This version adds push notifications even when the browser is closed. There’s no time like the present to consider switching to Chrome. If you opt to keep Firefox, use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

DNSDataView 1.43 now displays all TEXT DNS records. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.15.2.1663 improves subtitle sync, fixes several bugs. This version also requires the latest service packs and updates for Windows. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Security Software Updates

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

RogueKiller 11.0.9 added detections, improves updater and license verification. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

8GadgetPack 18.0 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

Cygwin 2.4.1 fixes a cygpath bug. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.2.0 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

SearchMyFiles 2.67 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.11 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.73 adds context menu scanning and updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

CCleaner 5.14.5493 improves the GUI, cleaning for several apps, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

ProduKey 1.83 adds support for new software. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Intel CPU Diagnostic 3.0.0.23 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19792

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.5.4 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.5.10194.5861 fixes several bugs, improves threading, adds OCR and quick-help support and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WooCommerce 2.5.1 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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