Updates 2012-04-10

Hey folks!

Microsoft released 6 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Forefront UAG, and .NET Framework.

Adobe released quarterly security updates for Reader and Acrobat. If you’re uing a version of Adobe Reader prior to Adobe Reader X, or are using a version of Acrobat prior to Acrobat 9.5, your version is no longer maintained and will not receive further updates. PLEASE remove the currently installed version and upgrade to the current version (link below). If you’re using current versions of Reader and Acrobat use Help, Check for Updates to install the update.
http://get.adobe.com/reader
As with all Adobe products, be sure to UNCHECK any toolbars, add-ons and other “offers” both during download and during installation.

Adobe AIR 3.2 is a security and feature update. This version adds a number of performance updates, including multithreading support. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228 is a security and feature update. In addition to security and performance updates, this version adds automatic update capability. About time!
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flash

Apple released updates for Java, iTunes, Safari, Logic Express, Logic Pro, RAW compatibility, and the Apple Updater. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version. This includes security updates that are already being exploited in the wild. You’ll need to install updates, reboot, then install updates again.

Looking for an upgrade?

‘Tis the season! This time of year (tax time), tends to have the second-best hardware sales of the year (second only to Black Friday – and who wants to shop on Black Friday?). If you’ve been putting off an upgrade for “the sale” and can’t wait another 6 months, start looking now. Most of these sales will only be around the next week or so. Check out Amazon:
https://12pd.com/click?amazoncomputers
https://12pd.com/click?nicelaptops
Or at your preferred office supply store.

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.

AMD Catalyst 12.3 (formerly ATI Catalyst) adds support for newer hardware, compatibility updates, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

WD SmartWare Software 1.5.4.5 adds newer hardware support and fixes an uninstall issue. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp

BullZip PDF Printer 8.2.0.1406 improves printing accuracy and provides better print auditing. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 11.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 11.62 is a security update. Use Opera, Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Safari 5.1.5 is a compatibility and security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 18.0.1025.152 fixes an SSL issue and updates the integrated Flash Player. This type of bug encourages users to trust invalid certificates, which is a significant user behavior issue. Google Chrome has an integrated version of Adobe Flash Player, which was updated recently to address multiple security issues. This is a security update. Use Wrench, About to get the current version.

SeaMonkey 2.8 adds several features, corrects several bugs and stability issues. This is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.45.3 corrects several bugs. This is not 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.

OutlookAttachView 2.25 adds From/To and message direction columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 11.0 and 11.0.1 correct multiple security and stability issues. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Internet Updates

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

Trillian for Android 1.2.3 changes photo behavior to directly interact with the camera when possible, as well as several bugfixes. Use the device update mechanism to get the most current version.

Evernote 4.5.4.6498 provides several stability and performance updates. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27022 fixes several minor cosmetic issues, compatibility with anti-virus applications and resetting default options to be more user-friendly. This is not 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 3.6.0 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.6.0 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 10.6.1 is a security and stability update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

XBMC 11.0 is a new major release. This version adds a number of new features and performance improvements, including improved networking, media parsing, AirPlay, upgraded weather service, interactive update support and more. This is not a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Audacity 2.0 is a major update, correcting a large number of stability and performance bugs, as well as adding several new features. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Picasa 3.9.135.87 corrects a number of stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates, or download the updated installer from:
http://picasa.google.com/

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 adds new format and protocol support, and corrects two security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

CDBurnerXP 4.4.0.3018 adds track randomization option when burning, forced burn speeds and corrects a minor bug with UDF support. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 improves hardware support and corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://imgburn.com/

MPC HC 1.6.1.4235 adds automatic update checking (Help, Check for Updates), improved codec and file format support, and corrects several stability and cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.2.4 and 1.2.5 correct a couple long-standing bugs, improves chat and debugging support, and makes cats more annoying (seriously), and corrects a dozen bugs, including crash bugs. This is not a security udpate.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.1 is a major update, adding significantly improved language support, PCRE, Document Map, and large file performance. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

IrfanView 4.33 corrects a number of bugs, adds performance, stability and filter updates and corrects a publicly disclosed security issue. This is a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Kindle for PC 1.9.3 Build 38425 adds “Print Replica” which emulates the actual print layout for many books, Book Extras by Shelfari, support for collections, and reading most PDF files. This is not a security update. You can install this update by opening the Kindle for PC application, closing it and reopening it.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Artweaver 3.0.4 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.61 improves performance, usability and update reliability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Password Security Scanner 1.05 adds an option to stop scanning. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

Wireshark 1.6.7 several minor bugs address malformed packets, SSL decryption and rpcap crashes, and updates h.263 protocol support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.15 adds a minimum size option. 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 8.1.7.5 improves hardware compatibility, corrects a crash bug, and several other minor changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 3.0.2 adds presets for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4S, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

IsoBuster 3.0 is a major update, adding support for flash drives, SD, MMC, Compact Flash, SSD, Jazz, Zip, Floppy drives, additional file systems, and more. This is a huge update, and takes IsoBuster to the level of many data recovery and advanced backup & migration tools. This is not a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.7.5 provides several bugfixes, including crash, stability, cosmetic and browser-compatility fixes. This version also improves performance in IE and Firefox, as well as a Chrome “popup” toolbar option. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.1.4.4 corrects several bugs, including Google Docs, Azure & SkyDrive compatibility issues, OnFileChange improvements, and consistency of temporary files (for external process exclusion). This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.2229 adds HD support, remote sound support, and automatic updates. Use LogMeIn, Advanced, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

FileHippo Update Checker 1.39 updates language support. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_update_checker/

CCleaner 3.17.1689 provides several performance improvements and corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Autoruns 11.22 fixes a bug in the XML output structure, jump-to-folder functionality for scheduled task entries, and fixes a buffer overflow triggered by very long registry paths. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Accesschk 5.03 adds object owner as well as security descriptor flags to the -l switch. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.0 adds bookmark support, shortcuts, include filters, and now records process environment variables and current working directory for process create events. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Pslist 1.3 fixes a rounding bug that caused Pslist to report lower than actual CPU utilization when used with the -s option. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

DQSD 4.1.1.0 updates searches and improves Windows Vista/7 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dqsd/

GPU-Z 0.6.0 adds newer hardware support, display compatibility, and additional installer options. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 6.1 build 810 adds several new shortcuts, translation improvements, inline substitution and corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

DriveLetterView 1.12 corrects a stability bug related to disconnected drives. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

USBDeview 2.06 corrects a stability bug related to disconnected drives. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.30 adds NetBIOS support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.42 adds initial detection notification and the number of connected devices in the tray icon.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.22 corrects several InnoDB and replication bugs, as well as two significant security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Redemption 5.3.0.2696 adds improved .Net coding, VTODO support, improved RFC822 export compatibility, greater scope for passed arguments, and corrects a couple dozen stability and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.12-77245 corrects several stability and reliability 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.

BuddyPress 1.5.5 is a maintenance and security update. This update also changes the CSS for the jumpbar, so your theme may need modification.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.10.2 and 3.5.0 are security updates. 3.5 adds a number of improvements that affect performance and style, as well as the native ability to remember last sort field, improved support for triggers, events and stored routines, and a vastly improved SET/ENUM editor (but seriously, ANYTHING would have been an improvement here). This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

phpList 2.10.18 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

WordPress Importer 0.6 adds support for WXR 1.2 and multiple CDATA sections, and now treats posts as unique if their post_type is different. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/

BuddyStream 2.5.08 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.20 is a security update. Follow the directions at the link below if you use Coppermine Gallery:
http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,74682.0.html

DotNetNuke 06.01.05 corrects over 30 non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://dotnetnuke.codeplex.com/

MailEnable 6.5 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including those affecting stability and performance, and adds the ability to bind SSL certificates to different postoffices. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2011-05-01

Happy May Day, folks!

Java 6u25 is released. This version adds support for the latest series of browsers (IE9, FF4 and Chrome 10), as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
  http://www.java.com/winoffline_installer/

Silverlight 4.0.60310 corrects several minor bugs and a memory leak. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?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.

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 4.0.1 corrects several security and stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is a security update.

SeaMonkey 2.0.14 corrects several security and stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is a security update.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 3.1.10 corrects several security, performance and stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is a security update.

OutlookAttachView 1.63 adds two new double-click handling options: open with and copy to. 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.

DynDNS Updater 4.1.7 adds support for automatic installation of the root SSL certificate, a fix to the automatic update check and a bugfix for short username updates. This is not a security update.
  https://www.dyndns.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 2.8.5 fixes a bug in AVI playback, a startup hang and updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
  http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 5.9.5 fixes a bug in AVI playback and updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
  http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Unreal Live Server 8.0 and Unreal Media Server 8.0 add h.264/AAC and RTP/UDP/MMS respectively, as well as unicode support, and improved synchronization. This is not a security update.
  http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Unreal Streaming Media Player 6.0 adds unicode, RTP/UDP and fullscreen support, and fixes a black video window bug. This is not a security update.
  http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Office Updates

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

Kindle for PC 1.5.0 Build 32337 adds German language support. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SiteShoter 1.42 fixes a bug related to port-numbers in the output filename. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_site_screenshot.html

VideoCacheView 1.91 adds a file naming step to the copy files dialog. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Education updates

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

TuxMath 2.0.2 corrects a couple display bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.06.1433 improves HTML5 support, browser controls and performance and quality changes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

DriveLetterView 1.10 adds an updated timestamp and realtime drive change monitoring support. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

RoboForm and RoboForm2Go 7.2.9 changes several interface behaviors, fixes multiple bugs and crashes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.roboform.com/dist/affs/AiRoboForm-s12pd.exe

Goodsync and Goodsync2Go 8.6.9.9 corrects several timestamp related bugs, SSL and proxy handling. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

USBDeview 1.89 adds a cosmetic-only option to alternate row colors. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.0.6-71416 corrects dozens of stability 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.

DigiCertUtil is updated. No changelog is provided, but it likely involves updates to the recent spate of revoked certificates. This is not a security update.
  https://www.digicert.com/util/

BuddyStream 2.0 adds support for several additional services, menu support, logging and RSS. This version also removes Facebook support. 🙁  This is not a security update.
   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

WordPress 3.1.2 corrects a security issue in the post page, an escaping issue in Quick Edit and performance issues with certain queries. This is a security update.
  http://wordpress.org/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2011-03-15

Hey folks!

IE9 has officially been released. It’s not being pushed by Microsoft, yet, but it’s only a matter of time before every Vista and Win7 machine is “encouraged” to upgrade through Windows Update. If you are involved in web design, you should take this time to upgrade to IE9 and test your site(s) with it. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?ie9

Java for Mac OSX is a security and stability update. Use the Apple Updater to obtain the current version.

iTunes 10.2.1 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to obtain the current version.

iOS 4.3 is released for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. This is a security update correcting dozens of vulnerabilities, some of which are being exploited in the wild. If you have an iOS device, you should update immediately. Note that this update is over 400mb, so if your ISP limits your download allowance, be sure to use your “free” period. Use iTunes to install the current version.

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.

Browser Updates

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

Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 and Vista has been officially released. While this is not a security update, it does offer a number of advanced features you’re likely to enjoy, including HTML5, performance and stability improvements, security and sanitization filters, pinned sites and others. This is not a security update.
  http://www.microsoft.com/ie

Safari 5.0.4 is a security update. If you use Safari or have it installed, update it now using the Adobe Updater.
  http://www.apple.com/safari/

Internet Updates

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

Connectify 2.2.0.18566 updates the look and feel, improves VPN support, improves memory and resource usage, and stability fixes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.connectify.me/index.html

Evernote 4.2.3.2 improves search, installer, text formatting and many bugfixes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 2.2.1.25110 adds new configuration options, and corrects multiple bugs, including crash and security issues. This is a security update.
  http://www.utorrent.com/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 10.2.1 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to obtain the current version.
  http://www.apple.com/itunes/

XBMC 10.1 is a bugfix release, correcting various issues – the most notable of which is the “SMB+ Windows Live Essentials bug”. This is not a security update.
  http://xbmc.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.3.2 adds extended key and mouse button support. This is not a security update.
  http://www.fraps.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.0.8.2 provides updates to each component, for various functionality from performance improvements to subtitles to CUDA improvements. This is not a security update.
  http://www.dvdfab.com/en/download.htm

Education updates

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

Kodu 1.1.0.0 is another bugfix release. This is not a security update.
  http://fuse.microsoft.com/projects-kodu.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm and RoboForm2Go 7.2.6 corrects a number of stability and performance issues, including bugfixes for the save functionality. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?rf

Defraggler 2.03.282 improves compatibility with Windows 7 SP1, and various other performance and UI improvements. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

DriveLetterView 1.05 adds the ability to change and delete drive assignments. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

NirCmd 2.51 adds new command-line arguments. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Process Explorer 14.1 introduces cycle-based CPU usage on Windows 7, shows usage for processes that consume less than 0.01% CPU, shows thread ideal processors on Windows 7, and adds the ability to remote control and connect to other logon sessions. This is not a security update.
  http://sysinternals.com/

VMMap 3.03 adds a count of free blocks and fixes bugs that prevented the 32-bit process fragmentation view from showing on 64-bit Windows. This is not a security update.
  http://sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.10 corrects several dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2011-03-08

Hey folks!

Microsoft released four updates today for Patch Tuesday. Use Windows Update to obtain updates to Windows and MS Office. This includes security updates. Total size of these updates is under 10mb. A reboot is required.
  http://update.microsoft.com/

Adobe released security updates (again) for Flash Player last week. Use both links below to download the current versions, close all browsers after download and then install them one at a time.
  https://12pd.com/click?flash
  https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Looking for an upgrade?

Annette put together a great article about our various iPhone accessories over the weekend, when we weren’t travelling to Auburn or Galt to visit family. The beauty of something as beloved as the iPhone is that it generates a lot of accessories – devices and features specifically designed to work with it and extend the existing capabilities. One of her favorites? In Your Face! Read more:
  http://retailbandit.com/2011/03/useful_iphone_accessories/

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.

MS IntelliPoint 8.01.249.0 adds mouse detection, multiple mouse button assignments, smooth scrolling improvements and elimination of PS/2 support (yes, that means your older mice will no longer work!). FIRST, ensure that you’re using a USB mouse (where it plugs into your computer should NOT be round), then get the update from the address below or from Windows Update:
  http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=MK

BullZip PDF 7.2.0.1288 adds append, multipage, background processing improvements, and 64-bit Ghostscript support. This is not a security update.
  http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 3.6.15 (and 3.6.14) were released this week to address security and stability issues. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to obtain the current version.
  http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

SeaMonkey 2.0.12 corrects security and stability issues. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to obtain the current version.
  http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

HTTrack 3.44.1 fixes an important reliability bug, correcting problems with corrupted downloads when performing an update. This is not 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 3.1.9 (and 3.1.8) were released this week to address security and stability issues. This is a security udpate. Use Help, Check for Updates to obtain the current version.
  http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

OutlookAttachView 1.60 adds command-line support and reduces memory footprint. 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.

WinSCP 4.3.2 corrects a number of bugs, upgrades SSL libraries and improves session security. This should be treated as a security update.
  http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 2.7.6 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
  http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 2.8.0 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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 10.2 corrects a number of image, media and input parsing vulnerabilities. This is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to install the most current version.
  http://www.apple.com/itunes/

CDBurnerXP 4.3.8.2523 provides better support for video DVDs, power saving controls and compatibility defaults. This is not a security update.
  http://cdburnerxp.se/

MPC HC x64 1.5.1.2903 updates included libraries and corrects a hardware incompatibility with the Sandy Bridge processor. This is not a security update.
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Office Updates

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

Inkscape 0.48.1 corrects several regressions, improvements in performance, stability and various tool functions. This should be treated as a security update.
  http://www.inkscape.org/

Paint.net 3.5.8 fixes stability issues and multiple crash bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.getpaint.net/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 6.0.1000 is a new major release, incorporating “auto sandbox” to minimize threats from unknown programs, web reputation ratings, safezones, script shield, site blocking, factory settings reset, behavior shield improvements and fixes to USB safe removal and Outlook integration. This version also incorporates the voice of a local Murphys resident (and employee at mlode). This is a security update. If you’re using a previous version of Avast!, download the current build below and install.
  http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.3.1 adds full Win7 SP1 support, an option to capture only external audio, and several minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.fraps.com/

SiteShoter 1.41 adds a new command line option for improved automation. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_site_screenshot.html

Education updates

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

Kodu 1.0.111.0 integrates now world-sharing options for interacting with the Kodu development community. Also corrects several bugs related to network storage, and tutorial improvements. This is not a security update.
  http://community.research.microsoft.com/blogs/kodu/default.aspx

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.04.1389 adds support for Win7 SP1, improved Safari, Chrome, and Opera support, as well as a number of additional detections and cleaning controls. This also corrects several minor bugs and improves file detection security. This should be treated as a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

DriveLetterView 1.01 adds “Open Device in RegEdit” option. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Goodsync & Goodsync2Go 8.6.5.5 corrects issues with Folder Connect, scripting, and HTTP storage. This is not a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NirCmd 2.50 adds additional volume controls (including app-dependent volume control!) as well as audio device details. Fixes a bug in tray timeout. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Speccy 1.09.231 adds Win7 SP1 support, fan speed support, voltages, shaders, hotfix detection, battery stability detection, support for multiple NICs, improved RAM, socket, peripheral and video detection. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/speccy

USBDeview 1.87 adds Device ID Instance column. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.6.13 updates dependencies and increases load retries for TBlame. This is not a security update.
  http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

SQLiteSpy 1.9.0 updates SQLite engine. Adds support for loadable extensions. This is not a security update.
  http://www.yunqa.de/delphi/doku.php/products/sqlitespy/index

CogTool 1.1.5 simplifies installation and use on Windows machine, especially for 64-bit support. This should be treated as a security update.
  http://cogtool.hcii.cs.cmu.edu/

Web Package Updates

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

WordPress 3.1 makes over 800 changes to the WordPress engine, including hundreds of bug fixes, ranging from stability and scalability fixes to security. This is a security update. 3.1 is a major update, so while it is essential you update for the added security, there may be changes that effect compatibility with various plugins and themes. After updating, please check functionality exposed by plugins and themes to ensure there are no conflicts (unfortunately, there are likely to be many).
  http://wordpress.org/download/

BuddyPress 1.2.8 adds compatibility to WordPress 3.1 and a new option to use either the WP admin bar or the BP BuddyBar. This is not a security update, but upgrading is required if using WordPress 3.1.
  http://buddypress.org/

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

Regards,

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