Updates 2018-11-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one. Every major vendor has released security updates and there’s many smaller vendor updates released today, as well.

But before we get to that I want to briefly talk about something else. You’ve surely heard the phrase “Internet of Things” or “IoT”. This describes the common and growing practice of everything touching the Internet all the time. Besides the computers you have in your office and living room, the phone in your pocket, and the tablets you have littered across random flat surfaces across your home, there are now cars, toasters, refrigerators, light bulbs, irrigation systems, air conditioners, instant pots, and a million other things that are now Internet-enabled for our convenience or simply for the novelty of it. Nearly all of these devices don’t talk to the Internet directly, but through a router or modem which connects each of the devices at a specific location to the Internet through your Internet Service Provider. While it’s possible to hijack your light bulbs, fridge, and coffee maker, the low-hanging fruit of most networks is and always will be the router. This oft-overlooked device is poorly maintained and directly accessible from the Internet making it easy prey for attackers. Currently there’s a botnet called BCMUPnP_Hunter that has hijacked over 100,000 routers and is using them (and your Internet connection) to send spam and phishing messages.

In each case it could have been avoided.

All hardware is supported and maintained by the vendor for a limited time ranging from a mere 6 months to a decade. However, having it be “supported” is one thing – actually installing the firmware and software updates that would have prevented this and similar infections or proactively replacing end-of-life (EOL) hardware is critical. This neglect is like starving to death at a buffet. The updates and EOL information is out there, but you need to know your network (or hire someone to) and maintain or replace each device that touches it.

Know your network!

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

The typical computer should see roughly 4gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

The first major update to macOS Mojave was released this week, as well as the first major update to iOS 12. Windows 10 v1809 has been released again. This version was pulled for the last two months because of a show-stopper bug that resulted in deleting user files of people with a specific configuration. That issue is now resolved, but it highlights the importance of letting other people be the guinea pig for major updates like this. Updates are important. Don’t get me wrong. Stability is more important, though, and there’s no reason to put a stable, secure, and supported operating system at risk with what amounts to a beta release. Microsoft maintains several versions of Windows 10 and there’s no reason to rush to the latest build. Install their standard security updates, but wait on new releases.

Windows 10 v1809 is about 3gb when downloaded by the Windows Upgrader/Windows Update, so expect it to randomly install for any Windows 10 Home user over the next month, consuming 3gb of bandwidth to get it done. If you have a slow connection, it could end up trying to download 3gb per day per device, so you would be better off downloading the installer yourself and installing it to ensure that the upgrade completes. That said, you should, of course, postpone upgrading to 1809 for the next couple months and let the rest of the world be the beta testers.

In any case, sometimes we all need that reminder: run your backups *now*.

Microsoft released Windows 10 v1809 and updates to Windows, Flash, Edge, Internet Explorer, and MSRT (~3gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental for MacBook Air, Security Update 2018-002 for High Sierra, Security Update 2018-005 for Sierra, iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1.1, Safari 12.0.1, iCloud for Windows 7.8, and iTunes 12.9.1. This includes security update. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.148 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 70.0.3538.76 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Fedora 29-1.2 is a new major version offering modularity, GNOME 3.30, Vagrant images, and more. This is not a security update.
https://getfedora.org/

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 (1809) 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.

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 18.0.0.3 improves removal and removes paexec to minimize false positives from AV software. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 70.0.3538.102 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 63.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 60.3.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.1.1337.47 improves quick commands, resolves several bugs, and updates chromium source to v70. 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 1.5.2 improves compatibility, stability, performance, and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

Thunderbird 60.3.0 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.

Skype 8.33.0.50 improves group moderation and adds send with enter key. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Evernote 6.16.4.8094 resolves several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.38.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 10.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201811 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.8.7041 adds the ability to filter drives to only those that are writeable. This is not a security update.
https://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 6.7 improves performance, resolves several bugs, and expands options. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Flickr Downloadr 2.7.0.1 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://flickrdownloadr.com/downloads/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.5.30.15625 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Steam 2018.11.08 resolves several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 19.008.20081 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Paint.net 4.1.4 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice Still 6.0.7 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.1.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Security Software Updates

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

Gpg4win 3.1.5 resolves many bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

SuperAntiSpyware 8.0.1024 is a major update adding DND mode, repair and reset modes, and startup monitoring. This is not a security update.
https://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

RogueKiller 13.0.9 updates detection engine and signatures. This is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 2019.0.1 resolves several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 11.0.0.3 adds support for new encodings and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.14.1 improves stability, adds support for new encodings, and new options. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Beyond Compare 4.2.8.23479 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.scootersoftware.com/download.php?zz=dl4

Bitcoin 0.17.0.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

Cygwin 2.11.2 is a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 5.76 resolves a startup bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

GoodSync 10.9.16 resolves several bugs, improves user experience, and change default security options. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

ImageUSB 1.4.100 resolves several bugs, adds a new option to fill remaining space with an extended partition. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

FileLocator Pro 8.5.2868 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

BulkFileChanger 1.52 adds an option to fill current time to file time command attributes. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DevManView 1.55 adds delay controls. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

USBDeview 2.77 adds delay controls. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

OSForensics 6.1.1004 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

WinScan2PDF 4.56 resolves a driver bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

CPU-Z 1.87 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Node.js 11.1.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.25.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.7.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 5.2.22-126460 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Joomla 3.9.0 provides over 250 fixes and improves privacy controls.
https://www.joomla.org/

ModSecurity 3.0.3 resolves several bugs, adds new rules and controls. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/SpiderLabs/ModSecurity/releases

phpList 3.3.6 resolves several bugs and adds new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.phplist.com/download

TinyMCE 4.8.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.6.2 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Akismet 4.1 adds several new features. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 5.0.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.0.6 resolves the 404 configuration bug. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.2.8 is a security update.

Redirection 3.6.2 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.5.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.33 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2018-06-12

Hi, Folks!

If you’re running Windows 10 Home you’ve either already received v1803, or it’s been eating away at your bandwidth for the last month. It’s stable enough now to install, but you might still have issues afterwards. Need help? Call me.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Today is Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one.

The typical computer should see roughly 2.5gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, and MSRT (~1.2gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released macOS 10.13.5, macOS Security Update 2018-003, Safari 11.1.1, iOS 11.4, watchOS 4.3.1, tvOS 11.4, iTunes 12.7.5 for Windows, and iCloud for Windows 7.5. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 11.4 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

watchOS 4.3.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 11.4 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 67.0.3396.78 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 30.0.0.113 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.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (1803) 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 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 at The Farmory, 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.

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.

Crucial Storage Executive 3.55 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-storage-executive

Intel Driver Update 3.4 improves compatibility, stability, and reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Logitech Options 6.90.130 adds support for newer hardware and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://support.logitech.com/en_us/software/options

Logitech SetPoint 6.68.250 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://support.logitech.com/en_us/software/setpoint

Citizen Driver 2018.2 adds support for newer hardware, improves compatibility, and resolves issues when USB printer is turned off during a print job.
http://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/citizen-windows-printer-drivers/

CognitiveTPG Driver 2018.2 improves compatibility, and resolves issues when USB printer is turned off during a print job.
http://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/cognitivetpg-windows-printer-drivers/

Zebra Driver 2018.2 adds support for newer hardware, improves compatibility, and resolves issues when USB printer is turned off during a print job.
http://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/zebra-windows-printer-drivers/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 67.0.3396.79 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 60.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox ESR 52.8.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Adobe AIR 30.0.0.107 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Shockwave 12.3.4.204 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Opera 53 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.

OutlookAttachView 3.13 improves reliability and adds logging. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 52.8.0 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 7.41.0.101 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Prosody 0.10.2 is a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

Trillian 6.1.0.16 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Connectify Hotspot 2018.4.1 is a security update.
https://www.connectify.me/

FreeFileSync 10.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201806 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

IPInfoOffline 1.47 updates internal database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.7.5 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

VLC Media Player 3.0.3 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation PS4 5.55 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

EA Origin 10.5.20.63112 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

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

LibreOffice Still 5.4.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 2.6.1 is a security update.
https://www.wireshark.org/

RogueKiller 12.12.21 adds detections. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SanDisk SecureAccess 3.02 improves performance and stability. This is not a security update.
https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2399

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 2.04 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://cdex.mu/?q=download

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.5.0 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 10.9.1 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

1Password for Mac 6.8.9 restores compatibility with Opera. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

NTLite 1.6.2.6220 improves cleanup and compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

DesktopOK 5.31 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

FileLocator Pro 8.4.2831 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

WifiInfoView 2.34 adds country code column and resolves channel width bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Rufus 3.0 redesigns the interface, resolves several bugs, drops support for old operating systems, and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

RAMMap 1.51 improves compatibility with the latest build of Windows 10. This is not a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

QuickSetDNS 1.21 adds ability to set connection name from command line. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

TraceRouteOK 1.31 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/TraceRouteOK

WizTree 3.23 adds the ability to dump the MFT from the command line, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

WSUS Offline 11.4 includes a complete rewrite of the Linux scripts, resolves supersedence issues, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Redemption 5.17.0.5062 resolves several bugs and adds support for Outlook Centennial. This is not a security update.
https://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

SQLite 3.24.0 adds several new features, improves compatibility and performance, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.6.3 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VMware Player 14.1.2 is a security update.
https://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.3.3 adds GDPR support, user interface improvements, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phplist.com/download

TinyMCE 4.7.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.5.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 4.8.1 resolves several bugs.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Joomla 3.8.8 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

WordPress 4.9.6 improves GDPR support, resolves several bugs, and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Akismet 4.0.7 improves compatibility and makes several cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.

Antispam Bee 2.8.1 improves compatibility, resolves several bugs. This version removes SFS support asserting GDPR issues. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 3.1.0 improves performance and adds several new features. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 5.0.2 resolves bugs and improves GDPR compatibility. This is not a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.7 resolves compatibility issues. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.4.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.2.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.23 improves handling malformed attachments. This is not a security update.

Simple Lightbox 2.7.0 improves compatibility and performance. This is not a security update.

Sucuri Security 1.8.17 adds GDPR compliance.

Theme My Login 7.0 is a full rewrite, adding several options, and switching many features to commercial upgrades. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.4.2 resolves several bugs and adds GDPR compliance. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.28 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2017-12-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one. Just in time for Christmas Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and more have released tons of security updates to keep the IT guy you know and love busy all season long.

I’ve had a lot of calls recently from people whose computers seem unusually slow since late October. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 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 at The Farmory, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The typical computer should see roughly 2gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, Defender, Server, .NET and MSRT (~1.5gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, macOS Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, macOS Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan, tvOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, iOS 11.2, Safari 11.0.2 and iTunes 12.7.2. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions. A reboot is required.

iOS 11.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

watchOS 4.2 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 62.0.3202.97 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.126 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 28.0.0.127 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Fedora 27-1.6 is a security update. This major version also adds several features, improvements to settings, network, and configuration, updated LibreOffice and more.
https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.8.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 3.1 improves scanning and reporting. 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 63.0.3239.84 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 57.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 52.5.2 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.

Thunderbird 52.5.0 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.

DiscordApp 12.11.2017 improves overlay, embeds, tray support, resolves several bugs, and more. This is not a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Line 7.17.0 adds in-app GIF creation and filters. This is not a security update.
https://line.me/update

uTorrent 3.5.0 Build 44294 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201712 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

BrowsingHistoryView 2.12 adds Quick Filter feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Npcap 0.97 improves hardware compatibility, WinPcap compatibility, and removes silent installation support. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.7.2 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.

PlayStation PS3 4.82 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps3/

EA Origin 10.5.8.11002 improves tray behavior, overlay adjustments, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 6.0.7 improves stability and performance, PS plugin compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 7.5.3 resolves updater issues, improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 18.0.16975 resolves dozens of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.sketchup.com/

Adobe Reader DC Patch 18.009.20050 is a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to install the most current version.

Adobe DNG Converter 10.1 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
Win: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6285
Mac: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6283

FrameMaker 2017 Cumulative update 3 (2017.0.3) is a security update.
https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6287

Security Software Updates

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

Tails 3.3 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

oclGaussCrack 1.4 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://hashcat.net/oclGaussCrack/

Wireshark 2.4.3 is a security update.
https://www.wireshark.org/

Gpg4win 3.0.2 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

RogueKiller 12.11.28 adds detections and resolves a device access bug.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool 1.0.0.146 improves accuracy of vulnerability detection.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.98 improves YouTube compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 3.2.1711.2907 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.96 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.7.1 adds support for new encodings, and resolves several bugs. 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 1.5.0.5790 adds several new components and settings. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

8GadgetPack 25.0 resolves bugs. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync 10.6.8 improves self-maintenance activity to reduce clutter, improve log relevance, and improve performance. Resolves several bugs.This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DesktopOK 4.89 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DMDE 3.4.2.722 improves Apple/macOS support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

IsMyHdOK 1.31 integrates a new RNG. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

FileLocator Pro 8.2.2751 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 2.20 improves concurrency and adds Quick Filter feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

OSForensics 5.2.1003 removes several arbitrary number limits. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.38.6357 resolves several bugs, and improves stability. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

ProduKey 1.91 provides cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Sysmon 6.20 adds the ability to randomize object names to foil malware that use them to detect its presence. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.20 resolves bugs. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.60 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.20 adds support for registry server redirects. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

TaskSchedulerView 1.36 adds tray icon support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 12.0.88438 resolves a reliability bug.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

WinScan2PDF 3.77 adds output preview, fit/crop support, rotation, default storage location changes. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.17 adds support for copying selected object information to clipboard, and improves accuracy of percentages. This is not a security update.
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 3.0.1.0 resolves several bugs and provides performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.5.4 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 5.2.2-119230 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 8.4.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.8.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable Enterprise 10.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.7.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.4.15361.6527 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

SMF 2.0.15 is a security update.
https://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 4.9.1 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 4.9.2 should be treated as a security update.

Email Log 2.2.4 provides license changes. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.14 improves logging. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.10.1 adds support for multisite and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.6 resolves over a dozen issues, including disabling the anonymous tracking feature by default. This should be treated as a security update.

Widgets on Pages 1.4.0 adds TinyMCE button for widgets. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.2.5 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 4.0.2 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.0.0 adds several email provider integrations and improves GUI. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2017-06-13

Hi, Folks!

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

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

Apple released updates for macOS Sierra for iMacs. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Google Chrome OS 59.0.3071.92 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 26.0.0.126 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Intel Driver Update 2.8 improves detection of hardware and drives, allows service behavior for automatic update checks. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 59.0.3071.86 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 53.0.3 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.49.2 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.

OutlookAttachView 3.01 resolves a minor bug. 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.

Shockwave Player 12.2.9.199 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Adobe AIR 26.0.0.118 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Skype 7.37.0.103 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Line 7.5.0 improves Timeline posts. This is not a security update.
http://line.me/update

aria2 1.32.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

uTorrent 3.5.0 Build 43804 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.26.2 resolves a stability bug if using master passwords. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 9.1 resolves several stability and file system bugs. Improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201706 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Npcap 0.92 improves installation behavior for version compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

PuTTY 0.69 is a security update.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.4.12.59996 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PS4 4.70 improves performance and adds tournament match results for each player. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

SteamOS 2.117 is a security update with many other changes.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

PPSSPP 1.4.2 resolves dozens of bugs and improves compatibility and stability. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 6.0.3 resolves several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 7.3.3 is a major regression fix. Unfortunately, the stability bugs in 7.4.1 are more than a short fix away, and the safest fix is to revert to 7.3.3 for now.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Shockwave Player
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/shockwave/apsb17-18.html

Adobe Captivate 10.0.0.192 is a security update. Hotfixes are also available for previous versions.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/captivate/apsb17-19.html

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.5 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/Digital-Editions/apsb17-20.html

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.1.0f is a security update.

KeePass 1.33 updates libraries, improves compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark 2.2.7 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.62 adds /cfg command-line option to allow multiple configuration sets. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

RogueKiller 12.11.2 adds detections, resolves bugs, and improves administration. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

MSRT 5.49 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.10.6 improves stability and adds support for new media. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

CDex 1.86 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.4.0 improves support for cloud decryption and compatibility with Apple DRM video. 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 8.3.5 resolves several bugs, improves compatibility, adds backup and restore. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.8 resolves several bugs, improves performance and automation, and adds several new features including autosave, paste as plain text, and the ability to cleanly close all instances from a command line. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

GoodSync 10.4.9 resolves several reliability and stability issues, and improves service compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NTLite 1.3.1.5060 adds several tweaks, improves unattended options, and hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

8GadgetPack 23.0 resolves several bugs, improves reliability, stability and removes nonfunctional gadgets. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

DesktopOK 4.71 resolves a bug in the time setting. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Easy2Boot 1.92 improves compatibility, resolves hidden partition bug, updates tools, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Everything 1.4.1.877 improves detail collection, performance, stability and adds several advanced features like filtering, regex, multi-file renaming and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

FileLocator Pro 8.2.2736 adds new display options, indexing improvements, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

RegFileExport 1.07 adds support for HKCU\Software\Classes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/registry_file_offline_export.html

SimpleWMIView 1.31 adds a command-line option to load configuration profiles, and resolves a copy bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.71 adds new command-line options for device information, and now displays the local computer name. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.25 improves detail view. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

OSForensics 5.0.1002 adds many new features, improves compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.31.6105 improves compatibility, cleaning, SSD detection, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

SystemRescueCD 5.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 12.0.78313 resolves several bugs, improves stability, and adds Connected Standby support. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

Sysmon 6.02 resolves a bug in the named pipe monitoring logic that could cause a bluescreen crash. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.55 resolves a display bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

WinScan2PDF 3.48 adds export to PNG, improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite 3.19.3 resolves several bugs. This is security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

StrawberryPerl 5.26.0.1 updates engine and libraries. This is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Redemption 5.14.0.4798 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.5.6 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

TinyMCE 4.6.4 resolves several bugs. This is not security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.3.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 4.7.1 resolves several bugs. This is not security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Joomla 3.7.2 is a quick bugfix to a recent security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

WordPress 4.8 adds several new features, including improves photo and video editing, widgets, link boundaries, and more. This is not security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Akismet 3.3.2 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

Antispam Bee 2.7.1 fixes a bug with Chrome autofill, and compatibility issues. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antispam-bee/

Contact Form 7 4.8 improves style, form tags and REST API. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Custom Facebook Feed 2.4.6 adds WordPress 4.8 compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.8.5 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g/

Postie 1.8.43 fixes two minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

Really Simple CAPTCHA 2.0 refactored the code and update license. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

Redirection 2.6.2 improves CSV import and updates options page. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

Show IDs 1.1.2 adds WordPress 4.8 compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpsite-show-ids/

Theme Authenticity Checker 1.5.3 adds compatibility with WordPress 3.8 and 3.9.3.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tac/

W3 Total Cache 0.9.5.4 resolves querystring cache regression. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

Widgets on Pages 1.1.0 adds analytics — that unfortunately breaks the plugin on all sites I’ve seen it on. This is not a security update, and I strongly advise not installing it.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widgets-on-pages/

WooCommerce 3.0.8 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WPtouch 4.3.18 improves WPML compatibility and fixes a visibility bug. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

Editorial Assistant 1.3.3 changes required PHP version, resolves several bugs, and adds performance monitoring. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2017-04-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. The typical computer should see roughly 2gb in updates today.

The Windows 10 Creators Update (aka 1703, aka TH4) is being released today. It’s a major upgrade that adds several maintenance features as well as a few new core apps, such as 3D support in Paint. I strongly advise you to wait to install this update until at least next Wednesday, after the lemmings have encouraged MS to patch whatever bugs have gone unseen until now.

Windows Vista dies next week. It won’t be missed. However, both users of Vista will need to either replace their computers or switch to a more secure operating system, such as Fedora. If you need help, contact me.

Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, .NET, Windows Server, Internet Explorer, Edge, Silverlight, Flash, MSRT, and MS Office (~1.5gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS 10.12.4, OS X 10.11.7, iOS 10.3.1, iTunes 12.6, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2, Safari 10.1, Pages 6.1, Numbers 4.1, Keynote 7.1, macOS Server 5.3, and iCloud for Windows 6.2. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

iOS 10.3.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 57.0.2987.146 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.148 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.6.1 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 2.7.2 is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 57.0.2987.137 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 52.0.2 is a stability bug launched shortly after the 52.0.1 security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.49.1 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 52.0.0 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.

Line 7.2.0 adds new activity indication and additional effects. This is not a security update.
http://line.me/update

FileZilla 3.25.1 fixes a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201704 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip

BrowsingHistoryView 2.00 adds Visit Type column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.6 is a stability update. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Battle.net Client 20170407 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

PlayStation 4.55 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 6.0.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Paint.net 4.0.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice 5.3.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 4.0.0.185 is a security update. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Adobe Campaign 6.11.8795 is a security update. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous 2017.009.20044 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC Classic 2015.006.30306 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.20 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader 11.0.20 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017-18.1 and 2015.5-17.0.2 are security updates. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Adobe DNG Converter 9.10 resolves bugs. This is not a security update. Install the most current version with Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Security Software Updates

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

Norton Power Eraser 20170410 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20100824120155EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.2 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.60 adds external logging support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

RouterPassView 1.70 adds support for additional hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

RogueKiller 12.10.4 adds detections. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1240 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1701.1635 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1701.1617 resolves 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.

CDex 1.84 updates libraries, resolves bugs and adds new layout features. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.3.2 resolves several bugs and adds support for newer media. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.10.5 improves reliability, adds support for newer media, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

MKVToolNix 10.0.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.6 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.2.2.4984 adds support for Windows 10 1703, new tweaks, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

8GadgetPack 22.0 improves Windows update compatibility and updates a bunch of gadgets. This is not a security update.
http://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync 10.4.1 resolves several bugs, improves speed and reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 8.3.1 resolves several bugs, and improves import/export. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.6 resolves several bugs, and adds HTML link parsing. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Cygwin 2.8.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 4.64 improves international support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

HWMonitor 1.31 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2722 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SimpleWMIView 1.30 adds remote authentication support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.65 adds option to start Remote Registry service on remote machines. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 2.21 adds support to use tab key to switch panes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

PointerStick 2.81 improves international support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

ProduKey 1.90 now starts Remote Registry service on remote computers even if the service is disabled if the feature is enabled. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

RapidEE 9.1 build 933 is a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Rufus 2.14 resolves several bugs, and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Seagate DiscWizard 18.0.6036 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

TaskSchedulerView 1.26 adds Start Directory column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 12.0.75813 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WinScan2PDF 3.41 improves HP and Epson compatibility, improves international support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 10.9.2 resolves several bugs and updates cache URLs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Easy2Boot 1.91 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Everything 1.4.1.867b resolves several bugs and adds a few new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.18 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

SQLite 3.18.0 resolves several bugs, and adds several new syntax and command options. This is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.18-114002 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

PPSSPP 1.4 resolves 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.

Adminer 4.3.0 adds support for new engines and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

ownCloud Client 2.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

TinyMCE 4.5.6 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.3.0 updates libraries, improves stability, adds many new features and improvements. This is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.72 resolves several bugs, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.7.0 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.17 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.38 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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