Updates 2019-04-09

Hi, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for April 2019. Windows 10 v1903 is just around the corner. Edge users will start getting it over the next few days, with the majority of Home users getting it near the end of the month. You can delay it by installing v1809 if you haven’t done so yet, which will grant you a 3 month reprieve. Today is also the last day of updates released for any Windows 10 version prior to v1803. If you’re running v1507-v1709 (and not running a long-term servicing build) then you should upgrade to v1809 ASAP.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.2 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, .NET, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, POSReady, and MSRT (~850 MB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Security Update 2019-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-002 Sierra, iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, Safari 12.1, iTunes 12.9.4, iCloud for Windows 7.11, Xcode 10.2, and watchOS 5.2. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

iOS 12.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 5.2 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 12.2 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe AIR 32.0.0.116 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.171 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Google Chrome OS 73.0.3683.88 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

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.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (1903) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 3-6gb through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

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 or use, reducing the attack surface.

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 Driver 2019.1 adds support for over 115 new printer models, but installs a Seagull Scientific Certificate which might later be used for exploitation. This is not a security update.
https://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver & Support Assistant 19.3.12 adds support for newer hardware and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://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 73.0.3683.103 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 66.0.2 resolves several stability and compatibility bugs. This version follows closely on the 66.0.1 security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 60.6.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.4.1488.36 resolves several bugs, adds many new features including GUI customization and stack management. This is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Mailspring 1.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

Thunderbird 60.6.1 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.

Skype 8.42.0.60
https://12pd.com/click?skype

FileZilla Client 3.41.2 is a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201904 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Npcap 0.992 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

PuTTY 0.71 is a security update.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html

WGet 1.20.3 is a security update. However, this version breaks HTTPS so should be avoided for now.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

WinSCP 5.15 resolves several bugs and adds a dark mode. This is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Line 9.4.0 adds chat capture. This is not a security update.
https://line.me/update

ZeroNet 0.6.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://zeronet.io/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.9.4 for Windows is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

iCloud for Windows 7.11 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.8.7042 resolves a burn speed bug on multiple copies. This is not a security update.
https://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 7.0 adds support for monitor color profiles, improves compatibility, and dual instance display option differences. This is a security update.
https://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

iTunes 12.9.4 is a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.5.36.23506 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PlayStation PS4 6.51 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

SteamOS 2019-02-28 is a security update.
https://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 19.010.20099 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Atom 1.35.1 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

Paint.net 4.1.6 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.2.2 resolves dozens of bugs. Remember that the Fresh branch is the LibreOffice Beta, so the Still (Stable) line should be used by most users.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Artweaver 6.0.11 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 7.6.6 resolves the file-change-detection nag on frequently updated files and adds GPG release signing.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

FrameMaker 2019.0.3 is a security update.
64-bit: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6645
32-bit: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6643

Adobe Bridge CC 9.0.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/bridge/apsb19-25.html

Adobe Experience Manager Forms 6.2.sp1-cfp15, 6.3.3.1, 6.4.2.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/aem-forms/apsb19-24.html

Adobe InDesign 14.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/indesign/apsb19-23.html

Adobe XD CC 17.0.12 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/xd/apsb19-22.html

Adobe Dreamweaver 19.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dreamweaver/apsb19-21.html

Adobe Shockwave player 12.3.5.205 is a security update, however, it is officially end-of-life (EOL) as of today so your best option is to remove Shockwave from any and all devices.

Security Software Updates

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

DNSQuerySniffer 1.76 adds Quick Filter feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Gpg4win 3.1.7 is a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

RogueKiller 13.1.9 updates scanning engine and adds support for several new file types. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Wireshark 3.0.1 resolves several security issues.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Stinger 12.1.0.3107 adds support for new detections. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?stinger

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 3.05 adds manual merge option. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 2.16 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 11.0.2.3 resolves several bugs and adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.7.5.6842 resolves several bugs and adds new options. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

CPU-Z Installer 1.88 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 3.0.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

GoodSync 10.9.30 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

HWMonitor 1.40 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

NirCmd 2.82 improves High-DPI compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

OSFMount 3.0.1000 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/mount-disk-images.html

RoboForm 8.5.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Rufus 3.5 adds Windows ISO download, adds Windows To Go support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html

USBDeview 2.80 resolves serial number CLI options. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.84 updates the MAC database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WinScan2PDF 4.77 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 11.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

AutoHotkey 1.1.30.03 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Godot 3.1 adds several new features and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Node.js 11.13.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Redemption 5.20.0.5298 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

DB Browser for SQLite 3.11.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sqlitebrowser.org/

Visual Studio Code 1.33 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

WinMerge 2.16.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://winmerge.org/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.8.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VMware Player 15.0.4 is a security update.
https://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Joomla 3.9.5 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

Drupal 8.6.14 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

phpList 3.4.0 is a security update.
https://www.phplist.com/download

TinyMCE 5.0.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.tiny.cloud/get-tiny/

MailEnable 10.23 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect 19.0.23234.7027 reorganizes the control interface, uses a new default theme, reformats the General tab and more. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Nextcloud Server 15.0.7 is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

WordPress 5.1.1 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Redirection 4.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.3.4 removes Google+ and 500px, adds Google My Business and fixes VK. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.7.3 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.5.7 is a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.4.2 removes TGMPA. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.36 adds kinsta check. 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 2016-06-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. Quite often you’ll read my posts about what needs to be updated and when, but this month I’d like to take the opportunity to remind you to remove stuff. If you’re not using it, remove it. If you don’t need it, remove it. If you aren’t sure whether you need something, chances are good you don’t, so remove it. You can almost always reinstall whatever you remove, so if you’re not sure, ask your IT guy (or me) and *then* you can remove it.

One of the primary principles of security is to “reduce the attack surface.” What this means is to make yourself a smaller target for attackers in order to avoid at least some of the attacks that might otherwise get through. Installing regular updates is the most important thing you can do, but removing unsupported software is a very close second. Beyond these two principles are several other behavioral changes (user education) which can make the difference between victim and victor.

Here’s a couple examples of recent software where the vendor will no longer support it, and the risk of leaving it on is too great:

IBM/Lenovo has discovered a security vulnerability in their Lenovo Accelerator Application, and instead of releasing an update to it they advise all users remove it immediately.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len_6718

This is a good time to remind you that Apple QuickTime for Windows is also unsupported and has known security vulnerabilities. If you have it installed, remove it, now!
https://saferpc.info/2016/04/on_the_death_of_quicktime/

Now back to Patch Tuesday…

The typical computer should see roughly 1.5gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Office, Edge, Internet Explorer, .NET, DNS, Group Policy, SMB Server, Netlogon, WPAD, Kernel drivers, Exchange, Windows PDF, Active Directory, Windows Diagnostic Hub, and Windows Search (~1.2gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X El Capitan 10.11.5, Safari 9.1.1, tvOS 9.2.1, watchOS 2.2.1, iOS 9.3.2, iTunes 12.4.1, AirPort Base Station 7.7.7 and Brother Printer drivers. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Be aware that while iOS 9.3.2 is released, there are known problems with it bricking certain hardware. Caveat Emptor!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/05/16/apple-ios-9-3-2-ipad-pro-problems/#6646f5f05db7

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.215 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.242 is a security update. Another Flash security update will be released this week.
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 16.0.0.2 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 51.0.2704.84 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 47.0 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.

NK2Edit 3.21 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.93 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.1.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.24.0.104 is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WGet 1.18 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

aria2 1.23.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

curl 7.49.1 is a security update.
http://winampplugins.co.uk/curl/

DynDNS Updater 5.3.1 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dyndns.com/

Dropbox 4.4.29 is the first stable update in the new major release. Dropbox doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.1.2.2292 fixes several bugs and adds Quick Search, improved switching and zoom. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.18.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201606 updates geolocation data. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

DNSDataView 1.46 adds select-all support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6139 updates libraries, new default behaviors. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 5.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

iTunes 12.4.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Battle.net Client 20160520 removes Windows XP support (!) so be aware that your games will no longer run on your older hardware.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

Minecraft 1.10 adds polar bear, Husk, Stray, auto-jump, structure blocks, underground fossils, Magma block, Nether Wart and Red Nether bricks, and much more. 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.

Adobe has released security updates to Creative Cloud Desktop Application, DNG Software Development Kit (SDK), Brackets, and Cold Fusion.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb16-21.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dng-sdk/apsb16-19.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/brackets/apsb16-20.html

LibreOffice 5.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.9.2 adds log monitoring. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Reader DC 15.016.20045 is a security update.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Kindle for PC 1.16.0 Build 44025 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 2.0.4 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

RogueKiller 12.3.3 adds themes, detections, and stability problems. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Symantec Anti-Virus 20151.1.1.4 is a security update.

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1220 updates detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 13.0.0 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1602.2244 is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1602.1938 is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.3.0.4 is a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.2.0 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.1.0.3960 updates drivers and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

SpaceSniffer 1.3.0.1 improves performance and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

7-Zip 16.02 add multi-volume zip support and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

RoboForm 7.9.19 fixes several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.1.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

iExplorer 3.9.6.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2657 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.90 adds auditory feedback and autocomplete support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NirCmd 2.81 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

SearchMyFiles 2.71 fixes several bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.17 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.05 adds a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.18.5607 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.53.1087 improves partition support and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Rufus 2.9 adds support for new partition structures, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

SystemRescueCD 4.7.3 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.21 adds export encoding support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 11.0.59518 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WizTree 2.01 fixes a restart loop bug. This is not a security update.
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

8GadgetPack 19.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

HWMonitor 1.29 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Connectify Hotspot 2016.4 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.13 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

StrawberryPerl 5.24.0.1 updates to core Perl and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.5 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.42 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

ownCloud Client 2.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

ColdFusion 2016.2, 11.9 and 10.20 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-22.html

phpList 3.2.5 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Plupload 2.1.9 is a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.3.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

WP Update Server 20160611 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

Drupal 8.1.2 does not provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

jQuery 3.0 is a new major release adding several new features and the end-of-life of previous versions 1.12.4 and 2.2.4, which will now only receive critical updates.
http://blog.jquery.com/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.6.10870.6001 adds dozens of new features and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

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

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.5 improves site detection. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.5 fixes several bugs and updates requirements. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.8.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.1.4 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.0 fixes many bugs, adds new features and improvements. 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 2016-02-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Safer Internet Day…and Patch Tuesday! Google is offering 2GB of additional Google Drive storage to any users who take a minute out of their day to review their security settings. It’s fast and easy.

The most effective change you can make to ensure a safer computing experience is OpenDNS. It’s not compatible with all ISPs, unfortunately, but it will almost always work, so set it up NOW.

Now back to Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 600mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, RDP, and .NET (~500mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Pro Video Formats, printer drivers and an App Store compatibility update. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Google released a security update for Chrome, and added a warning to notify users of the impending demise of Chrome for XP, Vista, and all versions of OS X before Mavericks (10.9). I’ll be posting about this soon, but what you need to know right now is that these operating systems (sans Vista) are already out of support for almost all other software. You need to either upgrade or switch to a supported OS. Period. Just because something appears to work doesn’t mean it’s not chock full of holes and your device seriously infected as a result. Malware today isn’t designed to be obtrusive, so you may not even know you’re infected.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.260 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.306 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 48.0.2564.109 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 44.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.12 adds instancing support.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u73 is a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.18.0.111 is a security update. This version also improves anonymity on the service.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

FileZilla 3.15.0.1 is a security and feature update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

BrowsingHistoryView 1.81 is a cosmetic update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.6.18139 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

Office Updates

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

Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.4 is a security update. Use Creative Cloud to install the update.

Kindle for PC 1.14.1 Build 43029 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Krita 2.9.11.0 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Lightworks NLE 12.6.0 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.5 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Avast! Home Edition 11.1.2253 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

OpenSSL Binaries 1.0.2f is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 11.0.11 updates definitions. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.2.8 adds support for new encodings, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Process Hacker 2.37.214 improves support for Windows 10, newer hardware, improves stability and reliability, adds several features, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

iExplorer 3.9.0.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

NirCmd 2.80 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

OSForensics 3.3.1001 fixes several bugs and improves carved file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

Process Explorer 16.12 fixes a stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 3.21 fixes a paged pool leak of token objects when image logging is enabled.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

RAMMap 1.5 adds support for the latest version of Windows 10.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.5 now reports all the signatures of images that have multiple signers. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.13 fixes a bug for IP addresses with no DNS mapping.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

WSUS Offline 10.4 fixes several bugs and improves default behaviors. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

TaskSchedulerView 1.16 adds an option to auto-size columns on load. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Remix OS 2.0.101 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.4 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

WP Update Server 20160206 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

Drupal 8.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 4.5.4.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.4.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Theme My Login 6.4.4 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.5.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-08-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Not too much this month, but it’s almost exclusively security updates. Let’s get right to it.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Exchange. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. IMPORTANT: Make sure you also install the “optional” root certificate update!
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X and a variety of printer drivers. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.8.0.870 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 or kindle – 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 9.10.0.1629 enables images compression by default, and adds digital signing of PDFs. 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 23.0 is a security update. This version also improves content sanity for security, various diagnostic and performance improvements, and several developer features. Use Help, About to install the most recent version.

Google Chrome 28.0.1500.95 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.47.22 adds punycode support, corrects several crashes and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

SeaMonkey 2.20 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 17.0.8 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.75 adds several new switches for sanity, output preference and automation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.56 is a cosmetic update. 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.

Yahoo Messenger 11.5.0.228 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.36 is a cosmetic change only. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.7.8409 provides bug fixes for editing notes across various Evernote clients. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.3 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Earth 7.1.1.1888 now enables controllers by default, and updates the LEAP API to 0.8.1. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Nmap 6.40 adds several new detections, provides bugfixes, and feature improvements. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

PuTTY installer 0.63 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

uTorrent 3.3.1 Build 30003 improves automatic updating. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.1.6 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

ADVANCED Codec Package 4.2.2 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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4214 adds the ability to create a print contact sheet, video DVD verification, updated libraries, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

VLC Media Player 2.0.8 corrects several stability and performance issues. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Winamp 5.65 updates libraries, bug fixes and more. This is a security update.
http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.1.4482 adds group chat, improved notifications, installation and download improvements. 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 Digital Editions 2.0.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

Adobe Drive 5.0 is a major version update with workflow and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Adobe Bridge 6.0.1 is a reliability update. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Dynamic Link Media Server 7.0.1 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Blender 2.68a corrects 14 bugs including crashes, and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Notepad++ 6.4.5 corrects a bug in file history. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice 4.0.0 is a major update, providing over a thousand bugfixes, improvements and features. This is a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Scribus 1.4.3 adds QR barcode support, Haiku OS support and new professional Color Tools. This is not a security update.
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.3.5 adds a number of new distributions, improved OSX support, improved performance and other fixes. This is a security update.
https://bitmessage.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.06 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

KeePass 1.26 adds preloading via command line, database repair warning, and a number of improvements including DEP and ASLR compatibility. This is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

SmartSniff 2.07 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Stinger 12.0.0.485 adds support for newer malware. This is not a security update.
http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 1.66 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Wireshark 1.10.1 improves logging, trace and updates protocol support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.542 Beta corrects several security and performance bugs. This is a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.52 improves support for Chrome, and adds support for YouTube MPEG-DASH files.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.4 improves performance, reliability with mastering issues, audio selection and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Autoruns 11.70 adds a new option to have it show only per-user locations. This is a security update.
Disk2vhd 1.64 now supports disk sizes of up to 2 TB. This is not a security update.
Process Explorer 15.40 now shows WMI providers hosted in Wmiprvse processes, includes an autostart option and introduces a process view column that shows process DPI awareness support on Windows 8.1 systems. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 4.04.4197 improves software detection and cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.15.741 improves performance, adds file type and modified date to display, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.48.980 adds UDF support, improves LFN support and several drive performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

BlueScreenView 1.52 improves research with quick-search functionality. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.75 adds protocol grouping. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

NirCmd 2.75 adds moverecyclebin, suspendprocess, resumeprocess parameters, etitle support for find, and the ability to read Unicode files from clipboard. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

USBDeview 2.25 adds the ability to cycle devices, device control via Instance ID, and improved UAC support. This is not a security update. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.52 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhatIsHang 1.20 adds 64-bit support, cosmetic improvements, and improved reporting. This is a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WirelessKeyView 1.67 modifies application behavior to trigger fewer security alerts. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.20202 improves mobile support and provides bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.1 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

MailEnable 7.50 provides compatibility fixes to installer, improved language support, and a fix for script handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.5 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.5 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Dada Mail 6.5.2 fixes a send logging bug. This is not a security update. h
ttp://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.23 is a bugfix release. This build also provides significant changes to the image API. Don’t forget to run update.php after updating the code! This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

WordPress 3.6 is a major update that provides a more streamlined approach to uploads, embedding, autosave, revisions, post locking, updates included libraries, and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 1.8.1 is a minor bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.1 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.2 adds WP-CLI and removes Grunion Contact Form. This is not a security update.

Front-end Editor 2.3.1 updates included libraries and translations. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.8.1 fixes a download issue. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.3 adds a variety of new features, improved plugin compatibility, performance and more. This is a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8 improves Adsense support, fixes admin 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 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/