Updates 2017-03-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. This month brings the Vault 7 data dump, which exposed the machinations of a state-sponsored hacking organization with access to functional exploits for over a thousand applications and every popular operating system for both desktop and mobile. It’s a big deal. Vendors are ramping up their responses to address these exposed vulnerabilities so we can expect to see several out-of-cycle updates in the near future.

Microsoft released their delayed Windows patches, as well as more than a dozen updates to address new issues in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Windows DVD Maker, Microsoft Graphics, Windows Media Player, Microsoft XML Core Services, Microsoft Uniscribe, SMB Server, Hyper-V, Internet Information Services, Active Directory Federation Services and MSRT (~1.3gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for Logic Pro X 10.3.1, GarageBand 10.1.6 and Apple Remote Desktop 3.9 Client. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

Google Chrome OS 56.0.2924.110 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.127 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

Adobe AIR 25.0.0.134 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.

Seagull Scientific printer drivers 7.4.3 resolves bugs, adds Package Aware support, and support for over 270 new models of printers. This is not a security update.
http://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/

BullZip PDF Printer 11.1.0.2600 corrects several cosmetic issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.6.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 2.7.1 resolves several bugs. This is not 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 57.0.2987.98 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 52.0 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.

OutlookAttachView 3.00 adds message delivery time. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.8.0 is a security update.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.7.197 is a security update. You’re far better off removing Shockwave than updating it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Line 7.1.0 adds mention support and 360-degree photos. This is not a security update.
http://line.me/update

Trillian 6.0.0.58 is a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

curl 7.53.1 is a security update.
http://winampplugins.co.uk/curl/

WinSCP 5.9.4 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

uTorrent 3.4.9 Build 43388 adds Game Store. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.25.0 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201703 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip

PuTTY 0.68 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

WGet 1.19.1 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FastStone Viewer 6.2 resolves several bugs, adds a couple new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

MPC HC 1.7.11 updates libraries, improves stability and subtitles, and adds other features. This is a security update.
https://mpc-hc.org/downloads/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.4.5.25153 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PS4 4.50 adds the ability to install or move applications from USB 3.0 storage, notification and Remote Play improvements, and more. 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.

Artweaver 6.0.1 adds support for high-DPI, brush, filter and tool improvements, and resolves bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 7.3.3 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 17.2.2555 resolves several bugs and crashes. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Kindle for PC 1.19.3 Build 46099 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 2.11 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

Bitmessage 0.6.2 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

OpenSSL 1.1.0e is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/

Avast! Home Edition 17.2.2288 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.2.5 is a security update.
https://www.wireshark.org/

Hashcat 3.40 adds support for several new protocols and many bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://hashcat.net/hashcat/#downloadlatest

MSRT 5.46 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

SmartSniff 2.27 improves GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 2.10 adds export on timer support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.10.0 is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1701.1616 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1701.1610 adds several new export and streaming providers, and fixes a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.83 updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

Win32 Disk Imager 1.0.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

DVDFab 10.0.2.8 adds support for new encodings, many bug fixes, and new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.9.0 resolves several bugs and offers GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync2Go 10.3.8 provides service updates, stability improvements and resolves bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 8.3.0 improves installer, GUI, and updates XPIs. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Bitcoin 0.14.0 resolves many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

LessMSI 1.6.0 adds OLE Streams support. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

SimpleWMIView 1.25 adds quick-filters. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

CCleaner 5.28.6005 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

DesktopOK 4.62 adds desktop-to-foreground support and icon size support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Kingston SSD Manager 1.0.1.8 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

Agent Ransack 2016.867 improves security and resolves bugs.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2714 adds a new expression editor, improved command line support, bug resolution, and improved security.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

NTLite 1.2.1.4916 resolves crashes, reliability, new OS build support, and a few other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

CurrPorts 2.31 adds support for closing a specific process via the command line.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

FolderChangesView 2.10 improves automatic export feature by serializing export files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.81 resolves global search bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WifiInfoView 2.20 adds indicator for connected status. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Sysmon 6.0 adds event schema, event monitoring for configuration changes, native registry paths, and additional named pipe events. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.7 adds several new locations to tracking details and improved high-DPI support. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.1 adds process trust access control entries and token security attributes. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.32 improves high-DPI support, and re-signs libraries. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.2 fixes a Wow64 bug, improves high-DPI support, and re-signs libraries. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

LiveKd 5.61 re-signs libraries. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

BgInfo 4.21 fixes 64-bit support. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.9.3 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

WinScan2PDF 3.39 improves reliability with certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.16-113841 resolves a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 12.5.3 resolves several bugs. 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.

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.46 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

ownCloud Client 2.3.0 upgrades libraries, resolves dozens of bugs, improves security. This is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

TinyMCE 4.5.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

MailEnable 9.62 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.7.3 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Akismet 3.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Anti-Splog 2.2.1 updates Recaptcha support. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.8.2 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.7 adds new hooks and events. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.8 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.16 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.33 is a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.9 resolves stability bug. This is not a security update.

WP Add Custom CSS 1.0.1 resolves an SSL bug. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.13.1 resolves 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 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 2012-11-13

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 6 updates today to address security issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, IIS, .NET (an update for each build) and Excel for all supported versions of Windows. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 7, but due to it’s infancy I do NOT recommend installing it for at least a month.
http://microsoft.com/ie

Apple released updates for OS X, Aperture, QuickTime, iPhoto, Logic Express, Logic Pro and various drivers. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Java 7u9 is a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

QuickTime 7.7.3 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most 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.

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 12.10 adds newer hardware support, improves performance, adds official Windows 8 support, TIR support, and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

nVidia 306.97 adds newer hardware support, Windows 8 support, improves performance, TXAA, and updated CUDA. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

WD SmartWare 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

BullZip PDF Printer 9.2.0.1499 improves macro support, embedded files support and increased custom page size dramatically. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

iOS 6.0.1 corrects wireless connectivity, cell data network connectivity and other bugs. This is a security update. Use iTunes or ‘Over The Air’ to install the update, or download the updated IPSW from:
http://iphoneroot.com/firmwares/

RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 adds iOS 6.0.1 support. This is not a security update.
http://iphoneroot.com/utilities/

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 16.0.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 23.0.1271.64 is a security update. Use Menu (3 bars), About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.10 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.13.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Safari 6.0.2 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get teh most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.40 adds additional variables to the output filename format. 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.

Adobe Shockwave 11.6.8.638 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.0.0.120 adds Microsoft accounts, Live Messenger and Facebook integration. This version also adds Retina support, multiple chat windows, and an improved display. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Trillian Astra for Windows 5.3.7 improves group chat, SSL, in-game overlay, and various other bugfixes and improvements.
http://www.trillian.im/windows/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.06 adds webpage titles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.5.10.7472 improves flow, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.6.0 corrects two crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

uTorrent 3.2.2 Build 28500 fixes a disconnect bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.1.1 corrects a couple dozen bugs. 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 3.8.6 improves Windows 8 support 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

Win x64 Codec Support 3.8.6 improves Windows 8 support and 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

Vista Codec Package 6.4.0 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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VLC Media Player 2.0.4 is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.4.2 adds a beacon, flower pots, frames, anvils, cobblestone walls, pumpkin pies, carrots, potatoes, boss mob, new skeleton type, witches, bats, Zombies now infect villagers, but can also be cured and various other improvements. 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++ 6.2.1 fixes 2 crash issues, some UDL2 bugs and link style bugs. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/

Adobe Reader 11.0 is a major update, including a variety of changes. This version has a security issue, so it is best NOT to upgrade until 11.0.1 is released, probably within the next two weeks.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

IcoFX 2.3.1 adds XPM support and several fixes. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

IrfanView 4.35 is a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.1.1000 corrects several startup and scan completion bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

Avast! Home Edition 7.0.1474 corrects several stability bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1014 provides several fixes and improvements. 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.

VideoCacheView 2.38 corrects an mp4 bug. 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 8.2.1.8 adds burn-speed controls, corrects several crash bugs, and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Miro Video Converter 3.0 is a major update. This version includes batch processing, many more presets, better control over aspect ratio and output size, progressive MP4, improved WebM output, thumbnails, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mirovideoconverter.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.24.1850 adds support for Firefox plugins and extensions, optimizations for Windows 7 and Windows 8, AVG, DVDFab, Inkscape, improved update speed and various other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.11.560 adds support for Windows 8, exclusion improvements, proper handling of SSD’s,
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

RoboForm 7.8.4 corrects several stability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.3.6.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CPU-Z Installer 1.62 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.6.6 adds newer hardware support and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Daemon Tools Lite 4.46.1 adds Windows 8 support and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

LogMeIn Win 4.1.2600 adds Windows 8 support, Anti-virus management, better multi-monitor support and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Hamachi 2.1.0.262 provides a variety of improvements and bug fixes. This version also updates the network address range used for your VPN. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Coreinfo 3.1 fixes a Numa calculation bug, and adds support for several more processor features. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Desktops 2.0 is now compatible with Windows 8, properly supporting Winkey hotkey sequences on alternate desktops and switching back to the primary desktop’s start screen when you hit Winkey. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.11 includes bug fixes that could cause it to crash if provided with malformed domain name input strings. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Livekd 5.3 now support Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

PsPasswd 1.23 now includes support for changing domain account passwords. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Testlimit 5.22 fixes an output formatting bug that could have it report KB instead of MB. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

FolderChangesView 1.20 adds a column to display the file owner. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NirCmd 2.71 adds runassystem command. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

USBDeview 2.17 corrects a stability bug when plugging in two devices with the same pid/vid. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.41 adds the ability to wake up all computers in a netrange. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.10 adds a new signal quality summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Hiren’s BootCD 15.2 updates a number of utilities. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.7.10 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.4-81684 corrects several stability and compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 5.0.1 corrects several bugs and improves performance. 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.

Drupal 7.17 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Contact Form 7 3.3.1 provides several performance improvements and automation hooks. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

InstantWP 4.3 updates WordPress, Apache, PHP and MySQL. This is a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

ModSecurity 2.7.0 adds internationalization support, caching Lua VMs, exceptions, per-rule performance auditing and more. This is a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mod-security/

MailEnable 6.65 provides several bug fixes. 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 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 2011-06-14

Patch Tuesday has arrived, and it’s a big one, folks.

Microsoft has released between 14 and 23 updates (depending on your configuration) for Windows, .NET, Internet Explorer, MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL Server, MSDE, SSMSE, InfoPath, Visual Studio, MSRT, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, WSUS, and Windows Mail. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Also note that IE9 is now rated “important” and will be pushed to many users automatically when you install updates. You can unselect it as an option through the custom configuration, but it does add newer security features so should be installed by anyone on Vista and Windows 7. There are a few changes you can make to the new default options to make it more consistent with previous versions.

Apple released updates to OSX, AirPort, iTunes, Logic Express, Logic Pro, and ProKit. This includes security updates. A reboot is not required. Use the Apple Updater to get the most recent updates.

Acrobat and Adobe Reader 10.1 is a major update that provides security fixes, feature updates, and major enhancements such as Protected View for Acrobat. A reboot is not required. Use Help, Check for updates to obtain this update. If you have both Acrobat AND Reader, make sure you update BOTH!

Java 6u26 is a security update. If you’re running a 64-bit operating system, be sure to get BOTH the 32-bit and 64-bit Java Runtimes. For 32-bit OS, get only the 32-bit build:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Flash Player, Adobe AIR and Shockwave have all had critical security updates over the last few days. Download each of the following, close all browsers, then install each of the files.
https://12pd.com/click?air
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Driver Updates

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

nVidia 275.33 adds newer hardware support, performance and stability improvements, particularly within the 3D interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

SeaMonkey 2.1 integrates a settings Sync option, better file management, and a number of other improvements. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check For Updates to get the most recent version.

Internet Updates

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

FileZilla 3.5.0 is primarily a bugfix release. This version corrects several OS-dependent behaviors, but also migrates the queue to a more stable (and faster!) back-end, and a couple crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

WinSCP 4.3.3 adds IPv6 support, library updates, daylight savings time and timezone improvements, and a number of minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Skype 5.1 for Mac and 5.3.0.116 resolves a crash issue related to a network error on the 26th. 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.

Win7 Codec Package 2.8.9 corrects a bug in avi, mpeg and h264 file parsing. 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 10.3.1 adds new “iTunes in the Cloud” features: Automatic Downloads – the ability to purchase on one device and have it download/install thru any connection available to other devices registered to your account. This feature works with previous purchases, as long as it is still available within the iTunes store. This version also fixes other bugs. This is a security update. Use the Adobe Updater to install this update. A reboot may be required.

VLC Media Player 1.1.10 is a security update. You should be prompted to update when opening VLC, or use Help, Check for Updates to install this version.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

CDBurnerXP 4.3.8.2568 reverts an included library to a known stable version. This is not a security update, but is a significant stability improvement.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 5.9.2 corrects a crash bug, a couple other issues, and adds clipboard history and character insertion option. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.51 improves performance, update speed, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Wireshark 1.6.0 corrects several bugs, improves support for large files, SSL session key export, custom columns, SMB export, as well as a number of added protocols. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.4.5 reduces the memory footprint, increases performance capturing Vista/Win7, and corrects several bugs relating to OpenGL and color scrambling. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 1.93 adds an alternate row highlighting scheme. 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 8.0.9.8 adds additional hardware decoding support, improved profile management, FINALLY adds the ability to disable the folder view that opens automatically in 8+, and corrects a few crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.6.5 and 1.6.6 correct a number of bugs with physics, blocking, performance, and continuity. Adds mapping, hatches, tall grass, multi-player “nether”, and significantly improved network compression. This is not a security update, but the performance issues were severe, so this should be treated as important.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm and RoboForm2Go 7.3.2 improves Opera/Chrome handling, adds Firefox 5 support and corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?roboform

LogMeIn 4.1.1848 corrects several minor bugs. 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.

CCleaner 3.07.1457 improves existing application support, and adds Safari Icon history, Flash Player SOL, Windows Elevated Diagnostics, a number of media players, and improves Chrome, RDP, Recent Documents, Windows Servises and exclusion options. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Ketarin 1.6.0.434 significantly improves performance, adds header assignment thru a new httpx protocol, infinite custom columns, adds the ability to view more than one search side-by-side, a “wait” option, setup instructions extended significantly, variable-ization of a lot more fields, better handling of {f:*} variables, new urldecode function, and significantly impreoved template management. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.canneverbe.com/

Goodsync and Goodsync2Go 8.7.1.0 adds Mac support, SkyDrive protocol, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3 striping, and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.0.3.111 improves tunneling, especially on poor connections, improves UPnP support, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use About, Check for Updates to install this update.

NirCmd 2.55 improves savescreenshot support to add dimensions, clipboard and full capabilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Speccy 1.11.256 adds stability and performance updates, and corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

WhatIsHang 1.07 adds WaitForSingleObject processing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.13 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including several memory leaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.6.16 corrects a memory leak in the shell extension. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

WordPress 3.1.3 provides more than a dozen changes, including 7 security fixes. This update is especially important if you allow user content on your site, as previous versions did not properly sanitize input. This is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyStream 2.0.5 is a core update. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.2 improves stability and corects a number of minor bugs — including a version leak. This should be treated as 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/