Updates 2016-05-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 16 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, Remote Desktop, and MSRT (~700mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for Xcode 7.3.1 and Apple Remote Desktop. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.226 for Mac is a security update.
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Adobe will be releasing Flash updates again on Thursday, and may release AIR updates then as well.

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

Intel Driver Update 2.5 is a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 37 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 46.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.22 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.20 adds several new features and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.92 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.0.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.23.0.105 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Mumble 1.2.16 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.22.0 improves threading and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

DynDNS Updater 5.3.0 adds CLI support and ability to opt-out of DynDNS recursive DNS.
https://www.dyndns.com/

Dropbox 3.20.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.0.6.1769 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.17.0.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP 201605 updates data. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

IPInfoOffline 1.43 updates internal database and fixes a selection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

IPNetInfo 1.72 fixes a selection bug. 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.

Vista Codec Package 7.1.0 is a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6.1993 updates services and media flags. This is a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.1.43352 is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

SteamOS 2.70 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

IcoFX 2.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Adobe Reader 11.0.16 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.016.20039 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

FrameMaker 2015.0.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6047

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.6.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

OpenSSL 1.0.2h is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 11.2.2262 fixes crashes, stability and excess logging. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.6 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1196 is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

MSRT 5.36 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 1.97 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OSFClone 1.1.1001 fixes bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.2.0 is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1218 is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.96 fixes bugs. 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.

CDex 1.81 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

MakeMKV 1.9.10 adds support for newer media, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.3.9 adds support for newer media, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.4 is a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Java 8u91 is a security update. If you are not 100% sure you require Java (not JavaScript!), remove it instead of updating.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

SpaceSniffer 1.3.0.0 is a security update.
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

7-Zip 16.00 adds multi-volume Zip support, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

Bitcoin 0.12.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

Cygwin 2.5.1 is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

GSmartControl 0.8.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/

Drive Snapshot 1.44 adds support for Windows 10, and cleaner restore. This is not a security update.
http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

ImageUSB 1.3.1001 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2651 improves installer, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

DiskSmartView 1.20 adds support for external USB drives, improved SMART data parsing, and improved refresh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/disk_smart_view.html

DriveLetterView 1.42 adds Cluster Size and 64-bit build. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.87 adds change-monitoring export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.02 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.16 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.76 improves Windows 8 and Windows 10 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhosIP 1.15 adds IPv6 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.42 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 2.00 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.17.5590 fixes several bugs, improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Sysmon 4.0 improves filtering. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Procdump 8.0 improves support for lightweight reflection dumps, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.51 is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 11.0.59131 adds chat support, display improvements, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.6.2 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Seagate DiscWizard 18.0.6030 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

Remix OS 2.0.205 fixes several bugs and adds storage options. This is not a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.4 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Redemption 5.11.0.4476 fixes CTR bugs, adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

StrawberryPerl 5.22.2.1 updates Core and common modules. This is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.1.1 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.20-106931 fixes several bugs. 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.

ColdFusion 2016.1, 11.8 and 10.19 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-16.html

Piwigo 2.8.1 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.3.12 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.1.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.12 fixes bugs, improves reliability and web admin. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.5.2 is a security update.

bbPress 2.5.9 improves user mentions behavior.

Contact Form 7 4.4.2 improves validation, updates language support. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.8.2 improves logging and parsing. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.32 improves header parsing. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.9 is a security and stability update.

WPtouch 4.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.3.1 improves performance. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-09-22

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, Mozilla, WordPress and more have released updates this week. The typical computer should approximately 300mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle security updates to address issues in Internet Explorer and Windows. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iTunes, Xcode, OS X Server 5.0.3. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released iOS 9 and watchOS 2, which is a major update for their mobile platform. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install this update. As with all iOS updates, I recommend you hold off at least a month before installing. Many applications will have issues and there will be a flurry of updates and fixes released in the near future. Wait a month and you’ll save yourself some frustration and possible security issues from an initial OS release.

Adobe AIR 19.0.0.190 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

BullZip PDF Printer 10.22.0.2525 improves performance and updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

NVidia GeForce 355.98 adds new hardware support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 45.0.2454.99 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 41.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Dropbox 3.8.9 adds OS X 10.11 support and improves camera upload. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41073 vastly improves stability and security by running HTML out of process. This is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.14.0 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.76 improves duplicate filtering. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.65 adds the ability to auto-size columns on update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.3 is a major update to add iOS 9.0 compatibility and resolve several bugs. This is a security update.

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 10.4.2233 has not provided a changelog yet, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.5.1509.0807 fixes dozens of bugs, improves responsiveness and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.1.2 adds support for new encodings, improves stability on certain hardware, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 8.4.0 improves the GUI, fixes several bugs, and adds various merge features. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.3 fixes several bugs, adds various features and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

7-Zip 15.07 adds WIM, VDI, QCOW2 and GPT support, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/

RoboForm 7.9.16 improves stability, especially in Firefox and Windows 10. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.30 adds support for Windows 10, improved protocol support and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

TeamViewer 10.0.47484 fixes Outlook compatibility, and bugs in chat. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

iExplorer 3.8.4.0 adds support for iOS 9. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

ImageUSB 1.2.1005 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

LicenseCrawler 1.48 build-868 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

DevManView 1.46 fixes a tray icon problem. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriverView 1.47 fixes a driver display problem. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

NetworkInterfacesView 1.10 adds device controls, improved CLI support, and 64-bit build. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

TcpLogView 1.25 now displays process names and improves application identification for bit-incompatible versions. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

USBDeview 2.46 adds elevation support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Recover Keys 9.0.3.168 is a major update, adding Windows 10 support, reduces dependencies, and SQL export support. This is not a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

SystemRescueCD 4.6.0 updates kernel and libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.11 adds instances column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.1 improves performance, and corrects several fixes. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.2.0 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.4.15 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.11 is a security update.
http://www.simplemachines.org/

Joomla 3.4.4 is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

WordPress 4.3.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 4.3 adds reCAPTCHA support. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.6 fixes minor bugs and adds new style support. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.11 fixes several bugs and improves styling support. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.4.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4 updates reCAPTCHA, adds new login options, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.7 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2015-07-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Apple, Google, Adobe and a few others have released security updates today in response to the Independence Day “Hacker Team” hack. The typical computer should require approximately 90mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle updates for Internet Explorer (for Windows 8+), Silverlight and Windows. This includes security updates. Use Windows Update to install these updates.

Apple released out-of-cycle updates for iTunes, QuickTime, OS X, Mac EFI, and iOS. Use Apple Software Update to install most of these updates.

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.

Adobe AIR 18.0.0.180 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.203 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Silverlight 5.1.40620 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

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

iOS 8.4 is a security update. This version also fixes a variety of other bugs and introduces Apple Music. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install this update.

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.3.0.4 adds support for newer hardware and drivers. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

nVidia Drivers 353.30 is a security update.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 39.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 43.0.2357.132 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 7.6.0.105 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

FileZilla 3.12.0 improves recursion behavior, fixes several bugs, and unorives GUI. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Dropbox 3.6.8 fixes login problems on Windows 8+.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.8.13.8152 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.3 Build 40633 is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.2 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install this update.

QuickTime 7.7.7 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install this update.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GameMaker Studio 1.4 adds PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One support, improves support for Android and iOS and now integrates a marketplace directly into the IDE. This is a major update and well worth the update. As a detailed changelog is not available, this should be treated as a security update.
http://www.yoyogames.com/studio

PS4 2.55 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

SteamOS 19-Jun-2015 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.1.8 is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Wireless Network Watcher 1.82 updates internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

AVStoDVD 2.8.2 updates libraries, improves automation, profiles and fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

MKVToolNix 8.1.0 fixes several buugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.24 alters licensing behavior, improves OnFileChange actions, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.9.2 improves source annotation for clipping behavior and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

GPU-Z 0.8.4 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Process Hacker 2.36 adds several new features and fixes, including improved 32-bit WoW support, improved GUI and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

BatteryInfoView 1.22 adds option to display barrery capacity in mAh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/battery_information_view.html

DevManView 1.43 adds Container ID column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.75 adds automatic logging. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.06 adds JSON export feature. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.30 adds tray icon support and updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 5.07.5261 improves cleaning for newer software, various bug fixes and cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 8.3.0 improves magic user templates, updates libraries and fixes several bugs. This is not a security udpate.
http://dadamailproject.com/

ownCloud Client 1.8.3 fixes several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

phpMyAdmin 4.4.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/

Joomla 3.4.3 fixes several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

Plupload 2.1.7 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.2.1 fixes a number of cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

Postie 1.7.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.3.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.1 fixes a wide variety of bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-04-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Relatively light load today. The typical computer should see roughly 150mb in updates, though Mac and iOS devices can expect roughly 1.3gb in updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 12 updates to address issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Microsoft Office, and MSRT (~88mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, iTunes, Safari, Xcode, Apple TV, and Pro Video Formats. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

OS X 10.10.3 Security Update 2015-004 corrects 79 security issues in 27 components. Some of the vulnerabilities have been known since 2013, and exploitation is already underway. Be aware that no prior version of OS X will ever be patched for some of the vulnerabilities, so like it or not, it’s time to switch to Yosemite!

iOS 8.3 corrects over 50 security issues in 26 different components from Backup to Safari. This update is known to cause problems with Touch ID in the App Store, but the inconvenience is worth the security improvements.

Adobe AIR 17.0.0.144 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.169 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

PS4 2.50 adds application suspend feature, backup and restore support, accessibility improvements and Dailymotion integration. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

BullZip PDF Printer 10.11.0.2338 improves various macro and compatibility settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 14.3.0.0 improves compatibility, adds NVIDIA SHIELD support, and corrects a bug with the built-in updater. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Samsung Kies3 201504 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Samsung SideSync 3.2.6.1130 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Toshiba Service Station 2.2.14 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?toshibaservicestation

Browser Updates

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

Safari 8.0.5, Safari 7.1.5, and Safari 6.2.5 are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 42.0.2311.90 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 37.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.33.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.21 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.6.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.77 improves status preservation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u45 is a security update. If you do not have Java, DO NOT install it!
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.3.0.101 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WinSCP 5.7.2 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 3.4.3 adds the ability to open a local file from the Dropbox.com website. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.8.5.7193 improves the GUI, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.3 Build 39944 improves performance, reduces traffic. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.10.3 fixes two minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.68 adds Firefox Portable support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPInfoOffline 1.40 adds support for the GeoLite City database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.16.958 provides a number of performance, stability and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.1.2 adds several refinements to the Get Info window and improves overall stability. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

Remote Control Collection Server 3.1.1.12 adds custom keys support, improves performance and fixes multi-monitor support. This is not a security update.
http://remote-control-collection.com/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.5.12.2862 is a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (what would have been Adobe Reader 12) is released. This is a major version upgrade with security and stability improvements, however I recommend you wait until next month to install it due to the history of bonehead release problems with initial major upgrades for Adobe products.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Artweaver 5.0.6 improves tool selection, fixes a couple stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.1.0 fixes several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows

Blender 2.74 adds several new features, including Cycle Rendering, improvements to the UI, Game Engine, Animation, Modeling, Particles and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

Kindle for PC 1.11.2 Build 40666 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf are security updates.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.1.4 is a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Avast! Home Edition 10.2.2215 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

KeePass 1.29 is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

MSRT 5.23 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

RogueKiller 10.5.10 now uses SSL for all communication and improves activation. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

EMET 5.2 fixes several issues with EMET. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.5.19 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

VideoCacheView 2.82 improves support for Pepper/Flash wrapped files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.3.2 provides bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

XSplit Gamecaster 2.2.1502.1741 fixes stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.2 adds support for newer media, improves quality for media with mastering errors and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

AVStoDVD 2.8.1 updates libraries, fixes several bugs, improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

DVDFab 9.1.9.6 adds support for newer media. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.13 adds support for newer browsers, toolbar improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.18 improves compatibility with several services, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Synergy 1.6.3 fixes several bugs, including focus fixes and binary signing. This should be treated as a security update.
http://synergy-project.org/download/

Aomei Partition Assistant 5.6.3 updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.disk-partition.com/

TeamViewer 10.0.40798 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Easy2Boot 1.64 fixes a bug with XP install. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2085 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.70 adds “copy filenames” option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

TcpLogView 1.15 adds the ability to write to a log file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.70 adds option to send WOL to specific predefined segments. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.79 now displays an error when a Wifi adapter is not found. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.04.5151 provides several cleaning improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.52.1086 adds Ext4 support, improves scanning of various formats and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

RapidEE 8.0 build 927 updates French translation. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Seagate DiscWizard 16005840 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

GPU-Z 0.8.2 updates supported hardware, adds Windows 10 support, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

SpeedFan 4.51 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

SSD Life 2.5.82 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://ssd-life.com/eng/download-ssdlife.html

SystemRescueCD 4.5.2 updates kernel, various components. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

WSUS Offline 9.6 provides a number of bug fixes and improvements, including Windows 10 support. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

DiskMaker X 3.0.4 fixes a stability bug and adds translations. This is not a security update.
http://diskmakerx.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.11 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.6.24 provides dozens of bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.26-98988 fixes several bugs. 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.

phpMyAdmin 4.4.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Dada Mail 8.0.0 is a major rewrite with massive performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

ownCloud Client 1.8.0 adds HiDPI support, performance optimizations, selective sync, and hundreds of fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Drupal 7.36 fixes several bugs and stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.4.1 improves stability and versatility, and fixes over 150 bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.151 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

bbPress 2.5.6 improves notifications and email subscriptions. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.2.2.1 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.1.1 is a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.8 updates libraries. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.6.17 adds email login sync. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 150129.3 is the final release of Quick Cache, code has been migrated to ZenCache. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.3.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.7.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

ScreenConnect 5.2.8724.5567 fixes several bugs with Linux hosts, improves unattended setup, code signing and audio sync. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-02-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! This is one of the lightest Patch Tuesday’s I can remember. Most people will only need to install OS updates. A lot of them, but it’s small and minor compared to, for example, Flash Patch January. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 23 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, MSRT, MS Office, MSE and Visual Studio. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

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.

SeaMonkey 2.32.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Dropbox 3.2.4 adds connection sharing, open from web, and improved proxy detection on OS X. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 5.0.4 provides bug fixes in brush mechanics and layers. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

SketchUp 15.3.331 corrects a variety of stability and reliability bugs. 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.

Windows Defender Offline updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?wdo

Wireless Network Watcher 1.77 updates the MAC addresses database and fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

AVStoDVD 2.8.0 updates included libraries, fixes several bugs and adds a handful of new features. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Autoruns 13.01 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 10.0.38843 now integrates ITbrain Anti-Malware and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2082 improves bulk copy and Jar file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.0 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

ownCloud Server 8.0.0 corrects a couple dozen bugs and implements several new features. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

phpMyAdmin 4.3.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.59 fixes several bugs. 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/