Updates 2016-05-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 16 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, Remote Desktop, and MSRT (~700mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for Xcode 7.3.1 and Apple Remote Desktop. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.226 for Mac is a security update.
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Adobe will be releasing Flash updates again on Thursday, and may release AIR updates then as well.

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.

Intel Driver Update 2.5 is a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 37 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 46.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.22 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.20 adds several new features and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.92 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.0.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.23.0.105 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Mumble 1.2.16 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.22.0 improves threading and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

DynDNS Updater 5.3.0 adds CLI support and ability to opt-out of DynDNS recursive DNS.
https://www.dyndns.com/

Dropbox 3.20.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.0.6.1769 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.17.0.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP 201605 updates data. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

IPInfoOffline 1.43 updates internal database and fixes a selection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

IPNetInfo 1.72 fixes a selection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 7.1.0 is a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6.1993 updates services and media flags. This is a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.1.43352 is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

SteamOS 2.70 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

IcoFX 2.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Adobe Reader 11.0.16 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.016.20039 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

FrameMaker 2015.0.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6047

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.6.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

OpenSSL 1.0.2h is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 11.2.2262 fixes crashes, stability and excess logging. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.6 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1196 is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

MSRT 5.36 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 1.97 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OSFClone 1.1.1001 fixes bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.2.0 is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1218 is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.96 fixes bugs. 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.

CDex 1.81 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

MakeMKV 1.9.10 adds support for newer media, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.3.9 adds support for newer media, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.4 is a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Java 8u91 is a security update. If you are not 100% sure you require Java (not JavaScript!), remove it instead of updating.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

SpaceSniffer 1.3.0.0 is a security update.
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

7-Zip 16.00 adds multi-volume Zip support, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

Bitcoin 0.12.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

Cygwin 2.5.1 is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

GSmartControl 0.8.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/

Drive Snapshot 1.44 adds support for Windows 10, and cleaner restore. This is not a security update.
http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

ImageUSB 1.3.1001 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2651 improves installer, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

DiskSmartView 1.20 adds support for external USB drives, improved SMART data parsing, and improved refresh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/disk_smart_view.html

DriveLetterView 1.42 adds Cluster Size and 64-bit build. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.87 adds change-monitoring export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.02 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.16 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.76 improves Windows 8 and Windows 10 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhosIP 1.15 adds IPv6 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.42 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 2.00 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.17.5590 fixes several bugs, improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Sysmon 4.0 improves filtering. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Procdump 8.0 improves support for lightweight reflection dumps, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.51 is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 11.0.59131 adds chat support, display improvements, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.6.2 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Seagate DiscWizard 18.0.6030 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

Remix OS 2.0.205 fixes several bugs and adds storage options. This is not a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.4 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Redemption 5.11.0.4476 fixes CTR bugs, adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

StrawberryPerl 5.22.2.1 updates Core and common modules. This is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.1.1 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.20-106931 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.

ColdFusion 2016.1, 11.8 and 10.19 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-16.html

Piwigo 2.8.1 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.3.12 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.1.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.12 fixes bugs, improves reliability and web admin. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.5.2 is a security update.

bbPress 2.5.9 improves user mentions behavior.

Contact Form 7 4.4.2 improves validation, updates language support. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.8.2 improves logging and parsing. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.32 improves header parsing. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.9 is a security and stability update.

WPtouch 4.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.3.1 improves performance. 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 2016-04-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today (that’s a lot). Let’s get started. Among other things, this month we have the last Chrome update ever to be released for Vista, XP and OS X prior to 10.9, WordPress, Flash, Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office, as well as vulnerabilities in network sharing, wireless mice, and more.

Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, Wireless Mouse Input Filtering and MS Office (~1gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 9.3.1, and iBooks Author. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.198 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.213 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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.5.5 adds Vulkan removal support and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Samsung Kies3 201604 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/kies

Samsung SideSync 4.3.0.92 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Remix OS 2.0.202 fixes bugs, adds 32-bit support, UEFI support, OTA update and a hard drive installer, significantly improving device compatibility. This is still in beta, so caveat emptor.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 is the latest in a series of 4 incremental security updates from the last 2 weeks. Almost all of them are directly related to Flash and the EOL of Chrome on older devices. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. This is also the LAST VERSION of Chrome that will be supported on XP, Vista, and OS X prior to 10.9. If you’re still using one of these operating systems then you’re already unsupported for many other applications, so Chrome should really be the least of your concerns. Either buy another computer, upgrade your operating system to Windows 7/OS X 10.9 or above, or replace your operating system with a supported third party option, such as Ubuntu 14 LTS.

Firefox 45.0.2 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 3.16 adds executable signing. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.90 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.22.0.108 adds Skype Bots for automated audio and video responses. This is brought to you by the same people responsible for Nazi Bot.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Prosody 0.9.10 is a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

Dropbox 3.18.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.9.9915 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.12 fixes several bugs, improves detections. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 fixes several bugs, improves performance and hardware support, updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201604 updates the current GeoIP information. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.86 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.45 adds ability to extract domains from raw data. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

IPNetInfo 1.71 improves -B handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4.1911 fixes several bugs, improves transcoding and media optimizer. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.0.34172 improves handling for add-ons and bonuses, reduces support for older operating systems (XP and Vista), and fixes bugs. This should be treated as 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.

Adobe RoboHelp Server 9.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/robohelp-server/apsb16-12.html

Adobe Creative Cloud 3.6.0.244 is a security update. Use Creative Cloud to install the most current version.

Artweaver 5.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

LibreOffice 5.1.2 fixes several bugs and improves features. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.9.1, fixes bugs, improves “folder as a workspace” functionality and adds FORTRAN 77 support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice Dictionary 2016.04.01 is not a security update.
http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Security Software Updates

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

RKill 2.8.4.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/

Avast! Home Edition 11.2.2261 adds SafeZone to the free feature list. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

RouterPassView 1.65 fixes a bug with certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.96 adds “save all items” export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OSFClone 1.1.1000 is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.1.1 improves detections, and fixes a bug in Chrome scanner. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.3.7 fixes compatibility and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.0.1 fixes subtitle and merge bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

BFGMiner 5.4.2 updates libraries, fixes bugs and improves stability. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Cygwin 2.5.0 updates support for POSIX, extensions, and APIs. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Process Hacker 2.39.124 improves compatibility, inline editing of environment variables, fixes several bugs and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

FolderChangesView 1.86 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Easy2Boot 1.79 fixes several bugs and updates editors. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.4.1 improves logic and reliability, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

iExplorer 3.9.4.0 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

LicenseCrawler 1.75 build-1329 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2646 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SearchMyFiles 2.68 adds wildcard support for folder exclusion. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WirelessKeyView 1.76 adds ability to open file in notepad. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

OSForensics 3.3.1004 is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

RapidEE 9.0 build 930 updates libraries and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

SystemRescueCD 4.7.2 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.20 adds ability to copy a Task’s XML profile. 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.

MySQL 5.7.12 adds rapid plugin support, improvements to stability and performance. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

TinyMCE 4.3.9 fixes several bugs, improves keyboarding, style and visual feedback. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.0.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.5.1 fixes several bugs improving stability, reliability and other issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

jQuery 1.12.3 and 2.2.3 improves version compatibility and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://code.jquery.com/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.11 improves compatibility, fixes protocol stability and adds monitoring. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.5 fixes several bugs and improves the customizer, editor, comment management, embed templates, inline link editing and media features. This build also generates secret keys locally instead of using a third party service, which improves security. This is a security update.

BuddyPress 2.5.2 fixes email issues, stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.4.1 fixes several bugs, improves language translations. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.8.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

MU Menus 4.3 adds support for WordPress 4.5. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.4.16 adds support for WordPress 4.5. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.4.4 improves compatibility and language support. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.1.1 improves compatibility, stability and fixes 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 2016-03-23

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla, Google, Adobe and more released updates today. The typical computer should require approximately 250mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle security updates to address issues in Windows Update (~10mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Apple Software Update, Apple Remote Desktop, iOS 9.3, iTunes 12.3.3, OS X, Safari, tvOS, watchOS and Xcode. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update (no joke) to install these updates.

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.176 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.197 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

Driver Updates

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

Cisco Wireless Residential Gateway security updates have been released. Check for your specific hardware through it’s web interface.

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.5.2 fixes several bugs and adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Intel Driver Update 2.4 adds support for newer hardware.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 341.95 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.95 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current update.

Firefox 45.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 36 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.40 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 38.7.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u77 is a security update. I’ll say it as many times as it takes: if you don’t need it (and you probably don’t), you’re far better off removing Java than upgrading. Do it now. If you decide to keep it, make sure you update ALL installed versions and REMOVE all the others.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

BIND 9.9.8-P4, 9.10.3-P4 and 9.9.8-S6 are security updates.

DynDNS Updater 5.2.0 is a security update.
https://help.dyn.com/update-clients/

Dropbox 3.16.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.8.9906 fixes many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.10 is a security update.

FileZilla 3.16.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

OpenSSH 7.2p2 is a security update.

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.6.6059 re-signs the code using a higher strength algorithm and fixes a format bug. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.3.1840 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.3.3 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

iOS 9.3 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, and iPad 2 and later 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 20160319 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.9 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Security Software Updates

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

CertData 2016-02-26 is a security update. If you roll your own certificates, re-roll them now.
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/security/nss/lib/ckfw/builtins/certdata.txt

KeePass 1.31 adds regex search support, per-user start options, HTML export, rich text conversion and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.info/.

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.4 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.2.1 is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Nmap 7.10 with many great improvements! It’s got 12 new NSE scripts, hundreds of new OS/version fingerprints, and dozens if smaller improvements and bug fixes.

Defraggler 2.21.993 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

RogueKiller 12.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1-RU6-MP4 is a security update.

TinyWall 2.1.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tinywall.pados.hu/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1602.2231 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1602.1927 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.3.3 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.

RoboForm 7.9.18 fixes several bugs and updates signing algorithm. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

iExplorer 3.9.2.0 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

CurrPorts 2.22 fixes elevation bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DevManView 1.48 improves external device display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.85 adds summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.12 adds ability to launch new instances. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.75 improves command line interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.17 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

OSForensics 3.3.1002 fixes several bugs and improves file system support. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.16.5551 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

WSUS Offline 10.6.1 fixes several bugs and updates components. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

StrawberryPerl 5.22.1.3 is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.2.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

ModSecurity 2.9.1 is a security update.
https://github.com/SpiderLabs/ModSecurity/releases

TinyMCE 4.3.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

jQuery 1.12.2 and 2.2.2 fix several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.0 fixes dozens of bugs, including security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Joomla 3.5.0 is a major performance boost and adds over 30 features. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

Anti-Splog 2.1.8 is a security update.

Autoptimize 2.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Register IP – Multisite 1.7.1 fixes a minor bug. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.5.5 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 2016-03-08

Hi, Folks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

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

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

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

Intel Driver Update 2.4 is a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.75 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

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

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

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 38.6.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

SteamOS 2.64 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Security Software Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.0.16-105871 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPtouch 4.0.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2016-01-28

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and more have released updates this week. The typical computer should see approximately 100mb of updates. It’s not a lot of updates, but they’re important. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle updates for .NET and Windows. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released tvOS 9.1.1, and driver and compatibility updates for OS X. Use the Apple App Store to install the most current versions.

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 48.0.2564.97 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 44.0 is a security update. This version adds push notifications even when the browser is closed. There’s no time like the present to consider switching to Chrome. If you opt to keep Firefox, 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.

DNSDataView 1.43 now displays all TEXT DNS records. 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.

Plex Media Server 0.9.15.2.1663 improves subtitle sync, fixes several bugs. This version also requires the latest service packs and updates for Windows. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Security Software Updates

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

RogueKiller 11.0.9 added detections, improves updater and license verification. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

8GadgetPack 18.0 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

Cygwin 2.4.1 fixes a cygpath bug. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.2.0 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

SearchMyFiles 2.67 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.11 improves the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.73 adds context menu scanning and updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

CCleaner 5.14.5493 improves the GUI, cleaning for several apps, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

ProduKey 1.83 adds support for new software. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Intel CPU Diagnostic 3.0.0.23 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19792

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.5.4 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.5.10194.5861 fixes several bugs, improves threading, adds OCR and quick-help support and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WooCommerce 2.5.1 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/