Updates 2017-02-14

Hi, Folks!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Patch Tuesday – and a weird one. Both Adobe and Microsoft have self-imposed delays on their staged updates this month. Instead of installing those updates anyway, I strongly suggest you wait for the “all clear” — there’s no telling just how serious the problems are until they are resolved. Installing them anyway could leave your device even less secure or potentially unbootable.

Everything else should be safe, though, so let’s get started. The typical computer should see roughly 800mb in updates today.

Apple released updates for iOS 10.2.1, macOS Update 10.12.3, Safari 10.0.3, GarageBand 10.1.6, watchOS 3.1.3, iTunes 12.5.5, iCloud for Windows 6.1.1, tvOS 10.1.1, Logic Pro X 10.3 and Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

Google Chrome OS 56.0.2924.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.221 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 11.0.0.2588 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.5.3 improves cleanup, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 56.0.2924.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 51.0.3 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.

NK2Edit 3.27 adds column auto-sizing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.98 fixes a serious key binding bug that could result in lost data. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.7.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookTools 3.0.0 is a complete redesign and adds support for newer Office releases. This is not a security update.
http://www.howto-outlook.com/products/outlooktools.htm

Internet Updates

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

DiscordApp 31.1.2017 adds search (with filters). This is not a security update.

Skype 7.32.0.104 improves performance and stability, adds several new GUI features including camera switching, touch-friendly popups, and customizable keyboard shortcuts. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Mumble 1.2.19 is a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.31.0 improves logging detail, resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

uTorrent 3.4.9 Build 43295 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.24.0 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201702 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip

BrowsingHistoryView 1.95 adds quick filtering. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.50 adds command-line options for export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

Google Earth 7.1.8.3036 is a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.5.196 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update. Unless you are 110% sure you need this, you’re better off uninstalling it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.5.5 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6521 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4 is the first update in years – and it adds more than a hundred bug fixes, features and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.4.3.15631 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

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

LibreOffice 5.2.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7.3.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Kindle for PC 1.19.2 Build 46095 doesn’t 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.

Tails 2.10 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

Avast! Home Edition 17.1.2286 improves UI, stability, and apples new defaults. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.2.4 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

Wireless Network Watcher 2.05 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OpenSSL Binaries 1.1.0d is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 12.9.7 adds detections. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.9.129 fixes several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1701.1615 improves plugns for FTL. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1701.1609 fixes a dozen bugs and adds support for several new services. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.2.2 updates components, fixes bugs and adds features. This is not a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 10.0.2.2 adds support for new encodings, newer hardware, and bug fixes. Thsi is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Handbrake 1.0.2 fixes several bugs and improves quality and reliability of exports. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

MKVToolNix 9.8.0 fixes several bugs, and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.2.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 10.3.3 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NTLite 1.2.0.4830 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

CGMiner 4.10.0 fixes quite a few bugs and style changes. This is a security update.
https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer

Cygwin 2.7.0 improves randomization, entropy and locale detection. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 4.55 improves reliability in Windows 8 and Windows 10. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Easy2Boot 1.89 adds trial keys, updates libraries, and improves menu customization. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

FilExile 3.00 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filexile/files/

IsMyHdOK 1.26 improves reliability on Windows 10 and Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

Kingston SSD Manager 1.0.1.7 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2702 fixes several bugs, improves search speed for indexed content, adds exclusions for type. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 2.05 adds entry modification timestamps. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.25 adds time range settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.80 adds time range settings and fixes a bug in export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.22 fixes a bug in export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TcpLogView 1.27 fixes a bug in export. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.15 adds more display information. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.27.5976 improves cleaning, adds new software, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

PointerStick 2.79 improves reliability in Windows 10 and Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

ProduKey 1.88 adds “Save All Items” option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

RapidEE 9.1 build 932 updates language support. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Rufus 2.12 updates components and adds several fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

SystemRescueCD 4.9.2 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.25 improves the display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.9.1 adds support for new software, updates components and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

PSAppDeploy 3.6.9 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

WinScan2PDF 3.25 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GitHub Desktop 3.3.4 updates components, fixes hang bug. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

SQLite 3.17.0 improves performance, reliability, security and stability. This is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

StrawberryPerl 5.24.1.1 includes new core perl version 5.24.1, updates libraries and included modules. This is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Expresso 3.1.6224 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.ultrapico.com/expressodownload.htm

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.14-112924 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.

WordPress 4.7.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

phpList 3.3.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Piwigo 2.8.6 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

Plupload 2.3.1 updates components and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.2.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.61 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.6 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.1.12292.6236 fixes several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Antispam Bee 2.7.0 fixes several bugs, restores country-level checking, adds several other features. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.6.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.15 fixes several bugs. this is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.31 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.5.2 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.14 fixes several bugs. Thsi isnot a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.11 improves SSL support. This should be treated as a security update.
While that’s all for now – you can safely expect an out-of-cycle update in the coming days.

Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2017-01-10

Happy New Year, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.5gb in updates today. We’re starting out the new year with a much smaller number of updates, but they’re still quite large. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Exchange, MS Office and MSRT (~1.1gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for AirPort Base Station. This includes security updates. Follow these directions to install this update:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201519

Google Chrome OS 55.0.2883.105 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.194 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

nVidia 342.01 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Samsung SideSync 4.7.0.84 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Wacom Pen and Touch 6.3.20-3 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://us.wacom.com/en/support/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 55.0.2883.95 for Mac is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 50.1.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Blisk 2.0.136.192 is a security update.
https://blisk.io/

SeaMonkey 2.46 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 45.6.0 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.

aria2 1.30.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

curl 7.52.1 is a security update.
http://winampplugins.co.uk/curl/

Nmap 7.40 fixes several bugs and adds features. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.4.9 Build 43085 is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

MaxMind GeoIP 201701 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

IPNetInfo 1.75 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6499 updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 6.1 improves performance, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.11.2 adds “/locate” and other new features, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 7.3 adds MD5 generator. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

LibreOffice 5.2.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Adobe Reader 11.0.19 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC 2015.023.20053 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 5.1.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Krita 3.1.1 fixes several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Security Software Updates

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

KeePass 2.35 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.info/download.html

Wireshark 2.2.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Hashcat 3.30 fixes many bugs. There is no detailed changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
http://hashcat.net/hashcat/#downloadlatest

Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

RogueKiller 12.9.2 fixes a critical bug. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1232 fixes a BitDefender compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

MSRT 5.44 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.9.112 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1611.1627 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1611.1721 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.10.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

CDex 1.82 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.1.7 fixes several bugs, improves compatibility, updates decryption engine. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Handbrake 1.0.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

IsoBuster 3.9 adds several new formats and features, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.isobuster.com/download.php

MKVToolNix 9.7.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.2.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync2Go 10.2.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 3.5 fixes several bugs, adds licensing options and changes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

NTLite 1.2.0.4680 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

iExplorer 4.0.4 adds iOS 10.2 support. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

Drive Snapshot 1.45 adds support for large sectors and Windows Server 2016. This is not a security update.
http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2695 improves performance, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

NetworkTrafficView 2.05 adds option to Save All Items. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.78 adds Entry Modified Time column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

TcpLogView 1.26 adds option to Save All Items. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

USBDeview 2.62 adds elevation via CLI option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WhosIP 1.18 improves reliability for Brazil, adds CIDR and From/To IP fields. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.47 adds option to begin capture immediately upon start. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 2.10 adds option to limit to specific BSSIDs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

SystemRescueCD 4.9.1 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.22 adds option to Save All Items. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 12.0.72365 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.9 fixes several bugs, improves supercedence policies. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Redemption 5.12.0.4674 adds features, improves compatibility with CTR Office and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.12-112440 resolves 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.

phpList 3.2.7 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Piwigo 2.8.5 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.5.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.2.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

SMF 2.0.13 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Anti-Splog 2.2 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update, since one of the bugs prevents old versions from functioning.

BuddyPress 2.7.4 is a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.7 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WordPress Zero Spam 3.0.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 0.10.1 is a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.10 fixes a bug. 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 2013-06-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday and there are a lot of security-related updates today, so let’s get to it.

Microsoft released 14 updates today affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and .Net (~105mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iTunes, QuickTime, Safari, AirPort, Aperture, and Time Capsule. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.7.0.2100 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air
For OS X:
https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.224 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
For OS X (version 11.7.700.225):
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 27.0.1453.110 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.47.18 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.65 corrects several bugs and improves command line options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.50 adds MRU support. 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.

Mumble 1.2.4 adds Win8 support, various protocol improvements, improves PTT and various other changes. This is not a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Raid Call 7.2.4 is an incompatible feature release version. All users must upgrade.
http://www.raidcall.com/

Skype 6.5.0.158 adds video messaging, simplified contacts and several bugfixes. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

BrowsingHistoryView 1.32 adds secondary sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.6.8360 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.0.2 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

WinSCP 5.1.5 provides a number of improvements, including security fixes.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.5.3 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win7 Codec Package 4.1.6 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.

iTunes 11.0.4 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.0.7 is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.2.1.4399 adds several new social features, including in-game support for 64-bit games, improved launcher and other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Office Updates

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

Adobe DNG Converter 8.1 adds newer hardware support and improves the installation and update experience.
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5596
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5597

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.5 for Mac and Photoshop 13.0.1.2 for Windows are security updates.
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5578
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5595

Adobe FrameMaker 11.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5598

Artweaver 3.1.5 improves palette handling, automatic update and various bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Blender 2.67b is a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

IcoFX 2.5 is a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Lightworks NLE 11.1 adds support for newer hardware and media formats, improved indexing and other features. This version also corrects over a hundred bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Notepad++ 6.3.3 adds spell-check, improvements in session behavior, and performance improvements. You can disable the new “automatic” spell-check with Alt+A. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 13.0.3689 adds a handful of new features, improves overall consistency and performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Kindle for PC 1.10.6 Build 40500 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.

Bitmessage 0.3.3-2 is a security update. Address spoofing was possible.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

DNSQuerySniffer 1.05 adds source address and destination address columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1020 updates engine, heuristics and corrects various bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.60 improves broadcast protocol compatibility and now complies with empty MAC addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Wireshark 1.10.0 improves protocol support, additional capture file options, various bugfixes and improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.5.2643 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

VideoCacheView 2.46 adds cosmetic changes. 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.

Handbrake 0.9.9 adds Blu-ray subtitle support, additional framerate and remix support, broader compatibility, updates libraries and UI improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

MakeMKV 1.8.3 improves output support and performance. Corrects a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn Win 4.1.3256 and LogMeIn Mac 4.1.3257 provide several performance and stability fixes and changes the way the installer operates. This is not a security update. Right-click on the LogMeIn icon in your tray and select “Open LogMeIn”, click “About”, then “Check for Updates”. After a few minutes of downloading, the updater will start. You’ll be prompted to click “Update”, approve installation and finally “close” the installer when done.

AccessChk 5.11 now prefixes Windows 8 application container SIDs with the word “Package”, and includes several minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
Autoruns 11.6 fixes some minor bugs and adds Authenticode SHA1 and SHA256 hash reporting to Autorunsc output. This should be treated as a security update.
Procdump 6.0 is a major upgrade that adds the ability to specify multiple filters, attach to a process by service name, and display/filter on the message text of a CLR or JScript exception. This is a security update.
Process Explorer 15.31 fixes a bug with copying text from the process properties dialog and adds an option to disable the heatmap display in the process view. This is not a security update.
Process Monitor 3.05 adds a context-menu entry that opens the filter edit dialog with contents prepopulated with the specified row and column value. This is not a security update.
RAMMap 1.22 fixes a bug that could cause a crash when accessing the cached files page when a cached file’s name exceeded a certain length. This should be treated as a security update.
Sigcheck 1.92 now includes support for Authenticode SHA256 hashes, which is the same hash type used to identify images by AppLocker. This should be treated as a security update.
Strings 2.51 fixes a signed file offset printing bug. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 4.02.4115 improves support for IE10, Firefox, Chrome, and various other applications. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.47.948 now supports file type filtering in Depp Scan, optimizes performance and memory usage, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

GPU-Z 0.7.1 adds newer hardware support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

BatteryInfoView 1.20 adds cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/battery_information_view.html

BlueScreenView 1.50 corrects time bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

DriverView 1.42 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.26 corrects a couple bugs and adds environment variable support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 1.90 adds cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.70 adds location aware grouping. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.51 now skips broadcast addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.20 adds cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.66 adds a Last Modified column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.18930 adds several new features and minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Unlocker 1.9.2 improves the installer and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.7.13 corrects a continuity time-stamp bug. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 3.7.0 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SQLyog 11.1.2-1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/sqlyog/

MailEnable 7.08 corrects a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.24 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Dada Mail 6.4.2 improves performance and simplifies a number of features. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

BuddyPress 1.7.2 is a maintenance and security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.7 corrects several compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.2.11 corrects several bugs and provides additional features and compatibility options. 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 2011-01-11

Hey folks!

Microsoft released between 2 and 4 updates today through Windows Update (2-25mb) depending on your Windows version, covering security and stability issues in Windows. Use Windows Update to obtain these updates as soon as possible. A reboot may be required.
  http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Remote Desktop, iMovie and GarageBand. The OS X 10.6.6 update is a security udate, and the others are recommended for compatibility and stability. The OS X 10.6.6 update also adds the Apple Mac App Store integration to OS X, providing the ability to discover and purchase apps directly for your Mac. Use the Apple Updater to install the most recent 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.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 5.1.0.104 improves video and group calls, as well as a number of non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 5.9.0 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win7 Codec Package 2.7.3 updates included codecs and improves default settings. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
  http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 2.7.7 updates included codecs and improves default settings. 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.

XBMC 10.0 integrates nearly a dozen skins, a new add-on system, XBMC “Live”, USB and Netboot versions, and additional media and hardware (AppleTV) support. This is not a security update.
  http://xbmc.org/download/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.50.1 corrects multiple crash bugs, log failure and other minor bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
  http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.2.6 adds loop recording, a DirectX compatibility issue, crash while recording and graphic corruption of frames in some recordings. This is not a security update.
  http://www.fraps.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.0.6.8 adds several compatibility changes,
  http://www.dvdfab.com/en/download.htm

Handbrake 0.9.5 updates libraries, AC3 support, MP3 audio in MP4, improved defaults, and many bug fixes and other improvements. This is not a security update.
  http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

IsoBuster 2.8.5 improves file detection, command line options, as well as reliability and stability fixes for various media formats. 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 and RoboForm2Go 7.1.5 corrects a number of stability issues in Chrome, as well as bugs in Opera, Firefox and printing. Adds AOL browser and Quicken support. This version also corrects licensing issues for Roboform2Go. This is not a security update.
  http://www.roboform.com/dist/affs/AiRoboForm-s12pd.exe

Goodsync and GoodSync2Go 8.5.8.8 corrects several minor bugs, and places the gsdata folder in more secure location. This is a security update.
  https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 3.02.1343 adds several additional applications, better logging options, and improved history cleaning. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.01.239 adds scheduling options, cache performance, predictive structure, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

Recuva 1.39.509 improves support for the exFAT file systems, Windows 7, logging, mneumonics and several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Daemon Tools Lite 4.40.1 corrects issues with virtual drives, USB HDD drives, DVD Region codes, network support, portable installation and improved driver layers. This is not a security update.
  http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

GPU-Z 0.5.0 improves hardware support, corrects driver issues on certain nVidia cards, and various minor bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.6.12 corrects a reliability issue with hook scripts. This is not a security update.
  http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

BuddyPress 1.2.7 corrects problems with data preservation, activity feed, update tracking, and a friend count bug. This is not a security update. Before installing, don’t forget to DISABLE any plugins that rely on BuddyPress to function, or you could leave your site in an unusable state.
  http://buddypress.org/

phpMyAdmin 3.3.9 corrects several bugs, particularly within replication and double-quote sanitization. This should be considered a security update.
  http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2009-12-02

Hey folks!

If you’re using AVG and haven’t updated to AVG 9 yet, please do so immediately. Previous versions are no longer supported as of yesterday.
  http://free.avg.com/us-en/download?prd=afg#tba2
Several people have reported issues fully removing AVG 8.5 before installing AVG 9. If this is happening to you, try disabling UAC (Vista/Win7) first (don’t forget to turn it back on!). I’ve also had a client report that they were having issues installing AVG 9 on two separate machines running Vista and XP. This turned out to be a registry corruption problem most likely the fault of ZoneAlarm. If you’re experiencing issues and receive a registry permission error during AVG 9 installation, there is a utility from AVG available that will likely save you hours of time fighting with your computer. Contact me for details. Be sure to describe exactly what is happening. Now, back to the rest of the current update list…

QuickTime Player 7.65.17.80 corrects a scale issue for web-based embedding and various startup issues. This should be treated as a security update.
  http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/


Media updates:
These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Vista Codec Package 5.4.9.5 is a minor update that adds new builds for ffdshow and Gabests filters, and introduces an automatic update feature. This is not a security update.
  http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

NVIDIA ForceWare 195.62 (driver package) was released yesterday, increasing compatibility with newer DirectX functionality and Windows 7 support. This is not a security update.
  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Any Video Converter 3.0.1 was released today, providing several minor bug fixes, new clipping and selection functionality. This is not a security update.
  http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

HandBrake 0.9.4 adds dozens of encoding and transcoding features, and quite a few additional features. This is not a security update.
  http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Inkscape 0.47 adds grouping objects, simplifying paths and dozens of other long requested features (like spell check!). This is not a security update.
  http://www.inkscape.org/download/?lang=en


Utility updates:
These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 provides better malware URL filtering and corrects a security vulnerability in one of the core antivirus components. It also corrects a Win 95/98 incompatibility issue, just in case you’re using an operating system that is older than my now teenage son. This is a security update.
  http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

CCleaner 2.26.1050 adds various Windows 7 and 64-bit compatibility updates, as well as additional cleaning options for DNS cache, Firefox, and Chrome, and various other GUI issues. This is not a security update.
  http://www.ccleaner.com/

Autoruns 9.57, Disk2Vhd 1.4, Sigcheck 1.63 were all released yesterday, adding various functionality to enhance their usability and utility. This is not a security update.
  http://www.sysinternals.com/

GPU-Z 0.3.8 was released yesterday, adding additional hardware detection and correcting a couple crash bugs. This is not a security update.
  http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/


Developer updates:
These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Notepad++ 5.6 is a minor update adding various automatic encoding detection, language parsing, and updated plugins. This is not a security update.
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/files/


Web Package Updates
These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

SMF 1.1.11 was released yesterday, addressing multiple security vulnerabilites. This is a security update. You should use the package manager within SMF to install updates if at all possible, otherwise download the update here:
  http://download.simplemachines.org/

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

Regards,

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