Updates 2016-03-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. Lots of small security updates out today. The typical computer should see roughly 120mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, and MS Office (~20mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Apple TV 7.2.1. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Google released security updates for all supported versions of Android 4.4+. There will be a delay as most vendors integrate this patch into their build.

There’s a critical security update to the OpenSSL library that will gradually be incorporated into all software that relies on OpenSSL. You should also take the time to ensure that SSLv1 and SSLv2 are disabled on all your SSL-enabled software.
https://drownattack.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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 10.24.0.2543 is a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

NVidia 364.51 fixes several bugs, improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.4.1 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/?q=display-driver-uninstaller-ddu-

Intel Driver Update 2.4 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 49.0.2623.75 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 35 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 45.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 38.6.0 is a security update. 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.

Mumble 1.2.15 is a security update.
https://github.com/mumble-voip/mumble/releases

WinSCP 5.7.7 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 3.14.7 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41865 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.16.0 fixes a minor bug. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.85 adds the ability to filter results. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.70 adds ability to choose WHOIS server. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

PuTTY 0.67 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.4.194 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.15.6.1714 fixes several bugs, improves stability and performance. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.9 adds shields, dual-hand wielding, various other features and fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

SteamOS 2.64 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.

Notepad++ 6.9 adds Workspace support, and binary signing. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 16.1.1450 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Adobe Reader 11.0.15 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.010.20060 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.15 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC Pro 2015.010.20060 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Kindle for PC 1.15.0 Build 43061 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.2g is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/news/changelog.html

KeePass 1.31 fixes several bugs, adds HTML export, and regex search. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark 2.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.3.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

Wireless Network Watcher 1.95 adds the ability to display all previous devices, and keeps an IP log. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.0.1 is a major interface update, and now loads the detection libraries at runtime.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1216 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.3.1 adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 8.9.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Bitcoin 0.12.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

Process Hacker 2.38.343 fixes several bugs and other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

Easy2Boot 1.77 updates grubinst and other utilities, adds editor. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Ketarin 1.8.5 adds recursion, ifempty, and PowerShell support. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.org/

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2114 updates libraries. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

CurrPorts 2.21 fixes a memory leak. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DriveLetterView 1.41 adds ability to decode drive serial numbers. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.82 adds the ability to load additional instances. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

USBDeview 2.55 adds ability to only show mapped drives.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.97 added “Save All Items”.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.15.5513 updates application support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

RAMDisk 4.4.0.RC36 updates libraries and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk/ramdisk-purchase-and-download

Rufus 2.7 adds drag and drop support, updates libraries, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

GPU-Z 0.8.7 adds support for newer hardware, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

TeamViewer 11.0.56083 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Intel CPU Diagnostic 3.0.0.25 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19792

Remix OS 2.0.102 is a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.11 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.0.16-105871 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.

Piwigo 2.8.0 adds tag and orphan search, dynamic favicon, logging and more .This is not a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.3.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.0.5 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

jQuery 1.12.1 and 2.2.1 are stability fixes. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.05 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.5.5.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.5.10444.5898 fixes several bugs, improves performance, adds OCR, interactive search, connectivity indicator. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

BuddyPress 2.5.0 is a major update offering dozens of bug fixes and new features. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.5.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.31 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Register IP – Multisite 1.7 adds IP filter functionality and a major code rewrite. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.0.4 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/

Updates 2014-09-23

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday 3.0 for September, 2014! Seriously, what’s with all the out-of-cycle updates this month? I guess we should get started.

Microsoft released a security update for Flash Player integrated into Internet Explorer under Windows 8.x. Microsoft also released an update to address new time-zone data for Russia. Use Windows Update to install these updates.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Safari, Xcode, iCloud, Digital Camera RAW compatibility, and AppleTV. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Apple also released iOS 8, which is a major update for i-objects under 3 years old. I recommend against installing it until 8.0.1 is released, which will probably be in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, it is also a security update (almost 60 security vulnerabilities are addressed!). Use iTunes to install it onto your device.

Adobe Flash Player (Active-X) 15.0.0.167 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

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 13.2.0.0 improves reliability with CCC and GeForce Experience. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 32.0.2 is a stability update. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 37.0.2062.122 for Mac fixes new installation issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.google.com/chrome/

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.96 now detects Outlook version. 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.

Dropbox 2.10.30 updates codesigning to be compatible with OS X 10.9.5 and later, and fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SteamOS 17-Sep-2014 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.

Wireshark 1.12.1 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 2.4.1 updates included libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.8.1 fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DevManView 1.42 adds secondary sorting support and fixes daylight savings time display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriveLetterView 1.40 adds several additional fields to the display for devices that expose this information. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.10 adds several new options and fixes a minor display bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.75 adds summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.21 fixes dozens of bugs with InnoDB, replication and memcached integration, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.2.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.54 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Joomla 3.3.4 and 2.5.25 are security updates.
http://www.joomla.org/

BuddyPress 2.1 adds @mentions, password strength meter, URL field type, performance improvements and a number of bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.6.2 corrects several bugs, improves time correction, fixes cron issue, and adds dedicated FAQ and Help page. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.2.4 fixes several aggregation and inheritance bugs, improves message headers and more. 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/

Updates 2014-04-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Today is the day that Microsoft officially ends all support for Windows XP. If your hardware is capable, consider upgrading to Windows 7. If not, get a new computer. In either case, make sure you get these last updates for XP that were released today. If nothing else, perhaps it’ll stem the impending tide of malware for a little while.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled updates.

Microsoft released 5 updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, root certificates and MSRT. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. Multiple reboots are required for Windows 8.1.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Safari, Apple Remote Desktop, printer drivers and Digital Camera RAW compatibility. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required. If you still have Safari installed under Windows, remove it now. It hasn’t been updated in over a year and is no longer supported.

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 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.

Daemon Tools Lite 4.49 corrects several bugs, including a BSOD with Verifier. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Dymo Label 8.5.1 adds support for Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013.
http://dls.dymo.com/en-US/Pages/DLS8Download.aspx

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 28.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 34.0.1847.116 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.25 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.

NK2Edit 2.90 adds support for comma delimited input. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.67 corrects preview image bug and adds accelerators. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 24.4.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/24.4.0/releasenotes/

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.0.150 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

BrowsingHistoryView 1.50 adds support for offline collection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 2.6.27 improves stability and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Evernote 5.3.0.3360 improves xAuth support. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.8.0 improves cosmetic behavior and adds suspend as a new queue completion action. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

uTorrent 3.4.1 Build 30768 fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.5.2 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Silverlight 5.1.30214 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.5.6 updates included codecs and corrects subtitles in Windows players. This is not a security update. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PS4 1.62 improves image quality for some applications. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

Adobe Application Manager 8.0 is a recommended update to all Adobe CC users. This will be required for installing future CC updates.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4773
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4774

Adobe Lightroom 5.4 adds support for mobile, corrects several bugs and adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Adobe Media Encoder CC 7.2.2 is a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Adobe Drive 5.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Adobe SpeedGrade 7.2.1 is a security update. Use the Adobe Application Manager to install this update.

Artweaver 4.5.2 improves shortcuts, quality of blur/sharpen and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.5.1 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Kindle for PC 1.10.8 Build 40514 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.

AVG Anti-Virus 2014.4355 corrects several stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

Bitmessage 0.4.2 improves international support and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

DNSQuerySniffer 1.20 added tray support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

KeePass 1.27 improves support for newer browsers, simplifies password fields, and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.0.1 is a major update, adding native x64 support, simplifying the interface (dumbing down, really), integrates rootkit scanning, and significantly improved performance.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

SmartSniff 2.08 adds MRU support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.8.35 corrects several bugs and improves editor styles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?greenshot

VideoCacheView 2.66 corrects a crash bug within IE10. 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.

DVDFab 9.1.3.8 updates decryption libraries, improves reliability, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/dvd-fab-new.htm

Win32 Disk Imager 0.9.5 adds support for QT 5.2/MinGQ 4.8. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 1.4.17 corrects several bugs, improves ‘Premium’ account ties, and replaces installer to ease upgrade process in the future. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/

RoboForm 7.9.6 improves Chrome support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 2.5.2 corrects several bugs and improves keyboard behavior. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

BulkFileChanger 1.33 fixes Windows 2000 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CCleaner 4.12.4657 updates newer browser support, adds application support, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.51.1063 adds Ext2 and Ext3 support, improves SSD support, various other fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

CPU-Z Installer 1.69 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DriveLetterView 1.30 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Agent Ransack 2014.820 corrects several non-security bugs.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

FileLocator Pro 7.2.2038 improves performance, Windows 8+ compatibility, style improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.62 adds Explorer Copy and cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync 9.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

ProduKey 1.65 adds support for Visual Studio. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.48 fixes Windows 2000 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

TeamViewer 9.0.27339 improves multi-monitor support, tab design and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

TrimCheck 0.6 adds support for drives with large clusters and fixes a false negative bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?trimcheck

WakeMeOnLan 1.65 adds support for limited scanning to specific IPs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.40 adds Copy MAC feature and option to toggle display of lower pane. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.17 fixes dozens of bugs, including replication, stability, and improved support for AES encryptoin. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.8.0 updates included libraries, adds several new features and over 20 bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 0.9.8 fixes several bugs, improves performance and hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 4.3.10-93012 fixes stability issues under certain conditions and corrects a number of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.1.12 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.04 corrects several bugs, including a potentially disastrous endless loop in webmail. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect 4.2.6403.5198 reduces frequency of popup balloons and lock-after-meeting bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.28 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

WordPress 3.8.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.8.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.7.1 adds support for WP Multisite and log purging. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.8 adds path normalization support to improve cross-platform support. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.4 adds a number of improvements for server compatibility, nginx support, improved CDN support and a number of bug fixes. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.6 corrects dozens of bugs and improves filters. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.2.1 adds WPML support. 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/

Updates 2013-03-12

Hi, Folks!

Patch Tuesday is here again, and after the last month of weekly (or more) security updates the light update series is very welcome.  Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Oracle are still the major update sources this week.

Microsoft released 7 updates today affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, and Office (~75mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required. For Windows 7, this is the first release version of Internet Explorer 10, which is tagged as an ‘important’ update, but is not automatically selected. IE10 changes some behavior, so unless you’re ready to spend a little time learning the new IE, you do not have to install it quite yet. On the other hand, it does have stronger base security than previous versions, so, especially if you’re not using IE at all, it’s best to install the update to ensure that IE is less likely to be exploited in the future.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates to OS X and Java. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Java 7u17 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?java
I can’t stress enough that if you don’t actually need it – remove it instead of updating!

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 anytime, 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.

WD SmartWare Software 1.6.4 corrects a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 19.0.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 25.0.1364.172 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.16.1 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.

NK2Edit 2.50 adds SMTP Address for Exchange records. 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.

Evernote 4.6.3.8096 adds support for Outlook 2013, corrects several bugs related to IE clipping, reattaching files, copy & paste, drag & drop and business emails. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/
Please note that Evernote was hacked last week, so you should take the time to change your password for the Evernote service if you have an account. As always, if you’ve used the same password ANYWHERE else, take the time to change it everywhere – and NEVER reuse passwords!

Google Earth 7.0.3.8542 is a security and stability update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

BrowsingHistoryView 1.25 adds support for all profiles of Chrome and Canary. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.0.5 updates included codecs and improves DLNA and Extender playback. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win8 Codec Package 1.4.9 updates included codecs and improves MKV playback. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 4.0.5 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.6 does not provide a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Office Updates

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

Blender 2.66a corrects over 80 bugs, mostly related to reliability. This is a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 8.0.1483 corrects application compatibility with various video players, Virtual PC, and ZoneAlarm, and corrects a bug that would consume the entire CPU. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 1.8.6 adds seeral new protocols, corrects a couple dozen bugs, including crash and stability issues. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Freemake Video Converter 4.0.0 adds new DVD menus, auto-cropping, auto-backup, custom DVD backgrounds, and improved stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GPU-Z 0.6.8 adds support for newer hardware and corrects a few bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

BulkFileChanger 1.23 improves EXIF support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DriveLetterView 1.25 adds several new detailed columns and auto-size column support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.61 adds several new columns to the command-line capture mode.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.16 adds an option to re-sort on every update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.8-83876 corrects a couple dozen bugs and improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 5.0.2 corrects several bugs including crash and memory leaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 6.2.0 corrects a bug in subscription and unsubscription filters and two other bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Anti-Splog 2.1.1 adds support for local filters, corrects a couple reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/anti-splog/

BuddyStream 3.0.1 adds several new controls, removes filters, sharebox, adds new icons, updates twitter API, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Control XML-RPC publishing 1.0 adds support for XML-RPC to WordPress Multi-Site installations.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/control-xml-rpc-publishing/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2012-05-08

Hey folks!

Microsoft released 16 updates today for Windows, Office, .NET, Silverlight, MSRT and an updated Certificate Revokation List (CRL). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
Note that among those “offers” included in the current cycle are Microsoft Security Essentials and the Bing Desktop application. If you already have a security or antivirus software you do not need (and probably should not install) Microsoft Security Essentials. You can ‘hide’ the update to prevent it from being offered again. Likewise, if you do not wish to install the Bing desktop toolbar and search service, you can ‘hide’ this option so it will not be offered again.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple has released several updates this month for printer drivers, an iOS security update and a removal tool for the Flashback trojan. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions of this software, and to check for and remove the Flashback trojan from your Mac.

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 is a security update. This version corrects a security vulnerability that’s being actively exploited on multiple platforms (Mac, Win, Linux and Android). If you’re on Windows, ensure that you have Flash Player set to perform automatic updates (available since last month within the control panel), otherwise be sure to install this update ASAP. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 is a security update. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 7u4 is the first official release of Java 7 for consumers. This is a bugfix and feature update, adding several new capabilities to developers. This is not a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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.

Driver Updates

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

AMD Catalyst x64 12.4 adds newer hardware support, improved anti-aliasing, texture filter quality improvements, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

iOS 5.1.1 for all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod fixes several bugs with AirPlay, purchases, network switching, and HDR photos, as well as security fixes. This is a security update. Use iTunes to install this update.

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 12.0 improves the upgrade experience, find behavior, stability and security improvements. This is a security update.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Note that Mozilla, the creator of Firefox, is the first major tech company to voice opposition to CISPA, which under the guise of protecting national security, would provide government at all levels with warrantless wiretapping of all US Internet users.

Google Chrome 18.0.1025.168 is a security update. Restart Chrome to install the most current version, or download it here:
http://www.google.com/chrome/

HTTrack 3.46.1 adds support for UTF-8 filenames. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

SeaMonkey 2.9 + 2.9.1 correct more than a dozen security issues.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 12.0 + 12.0.1 provide performance, stability and security fixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.30 adds a new column to indicate the domain of the from/to email address. 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.

Skype 5.9.0.115 corrects a login bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Trillian for Windows 5.1.19 is a maintenance release. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/windows/

Trillian for Mac 1.3 contains more bugfixes and a few minor features. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/mac/

Connectify 3.4.0.23678 improves stability, performance and reliability. Improves support for 3G/4G cards, streaming video, p2p, UPnP and gaming. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 4.5.5.6827 adds email address as a login option and fixes a crash on timeout. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Google Earth 6.2.2.6613 improves search, rendering, adds Google+ integration and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27167 corrects memory leaks, crash bugs, and improves update behavior. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.6.1 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.1.3099 adds a File Name column to the track list, “send to” integration, a couple minor bugfixes and language improvements. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Picasa 3.9.135.87 corrects several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://picasa.google.com/

Unreal Live Server 9.0, Unreal Media Server 9.0, Unreal Archival Server 1.5, Unreal Flash Player 2.0, Unreal Streaming Media Player 6.1 provide a variety of updates including RTSP streaming, RTMP(T) streaming, removed limitations, quality and performance improvements, native UMS support, streaming of any media format regardless of container, unicast and multicast MPEG2-TS support and more. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

VideoStream Server 1.0.3.1 corrects several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://collect3.com.au/videostream/

Office Updates

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

OpenOffice 3.4.0 is the first release since Oracle passed the license to the Apache Foundation, and shows significant progress, adding MailMerge, significantly improving CSV support, correcting and improving upon the library of functions and coding abilities, adding UTF-32 support to Math symbol catalog, improved defaults, performance, compatibility and style elements. SVG support has been added, as well as a significant range of graphics and line-mode capabilities. Last but not least, the name has been changed from “OpenOffice.org” to “Apache OpenOffice” or simply “OpenOffice”, which will surely frustrate those who’ve spent the last few years publicly arguing the finer points of trademark law on those four silly characters (“.org”).
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Notepad++ 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 correct several critical bugs, including stability and crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Gimp 2.8.0 is a major update, providing a much-improved interface, file support, text editing, export handling, layer groups, simple math in size entries, and a dozen other feature improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Scribus 1.4.1 corrects a few minor bugs, integrates GiveLife Color System(R) swatch palettes, improves bitmap and SVG import, scripting and corrects application data storage to follow OS-preferred placements. This is not a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash.html

Let me take a moment here and bring to light that Adobe, who learned of these security vulnerabilities (and exploit methods) over 4 months ago, delayed releasing an update for all previous ($$$) versions of their software, opting instead to push their new subscription-ware model. Not surprisingly, they released these security notices with no fanfare and little more than a “too bad for our existing customers” the day after they “launched” CS6. Shame on you, Adobe. For everyone else, if you’re looking for a powerful graphic suite without the price tag, check out Paint.net, Gimp, and Scribus. Even more options are listed at Alternative.to.

IcoFX 2.2.1 improves supported file handling. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Security Software Updates

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

Password Security Scanner 1.06 corrects a parsing bug for the Firefox password list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1148 improves performance, heuristics, and corrects several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.0 corrects several bugs and now provides the ability to create AVI files over 4gb in size on NTFS volumes, also adding split option to automatically create smaller AVI files. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.20 adds split video capture for sites (such as YouTube) that generate multiple FLV files for a single video. 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.

DVDFab 8.1.7.8 corrects several crashes, improves decoding, and fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.18.1707 adds support for the newest builds of popular software, corrects several bugs, and provides improvements for existing detections and the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.60.1 adds support for newer hardware and corrects a Win8 clocking bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.14-2 corrects a minor bug. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Daemon Tools Lite 4.45.4 improves privacy of connection with MountSpace.com, fixes file association bug and several other bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

DriveLetterView 1.20 adds a speed test option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Goodsync 9.1.8.5 corrects more than a dozen bugs related to file monitoring, GSTP, S3, HTTP/FTP, sync algorithm and conflict resolution. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

GPU-Z 0.6.2 corrects a minor display bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Process Monitor 3.01 adds decoding of several new Windows 8 file system control codes and obtains image version information for 32-bit DLLs when run on 64-bit Windows. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

RapidEE 6.1 build 812 corrects a device detection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

RoboForm 7.7.6 corrects more than a dozen bugs, providing improved stability, reliability, visual improvements and potential security issues. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

USBDeview 2.10 corrects diagnostic information on Windows 7. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Windows Image Writer 0.6 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.24 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

MySQL ConnectorNet 6.5.4 corrects stability and authentication bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.14-77440 and VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.1.14-77440 correct several crash and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 4.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 7.14 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 6.53 corrects a number of stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 3.5.1 corrects several GUI, stability and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 3.3.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 3.1.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

BuddyStream 2.5.09 provides several styling and filtering fixes, adds CSS classes for custom styling, fixes license check, and various other bugfixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Email Log 0.6 corrects a couple cosmetic issues and improves help. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/email-log/

Front-end Editor 2.2.1 updates libraries, enables align buttons, highlighting of elements, and adds a filter for processing changes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-editor/

Redirection 2.2.13 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

Register IP – Multisite 1.5 only updates the readme file. Still no native support for linking to additional IP information. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/register-ip-multisite/

Smart YouTube 4.1.6 corrects a bug with looping videos. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/

WPtouch 1.9.40 removes AppStores support and fixes video embedding script. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

Zemanta 1.1.2 provides several minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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