Updates 2019-09-10

Hi, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for September 2019 and it’s another big one.

The next build of Windows 10, version 1909, is scheduled to be released later this month. This version will be minor compared to other Windows 10 upgrades and should be nearly indistinguishable from 1903. Well, hopefully local search will work when Cortana Web Search is disabled, but indistinguishable otherwise.

Windows 7 will fall completely out of support in only 4 months. Don’t run out the clock. If you are running a licensed version of Windows 7 you can still upgrade to Windows 10 and have a supported version of Windows for the foreseeable future. Get it done before it’s too late. Don’t want to do it yourself? Call me!

Borderlands 3 will be released on Friday! If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can still get a hefty discount. It’ll available for preinstallation starting this evening.

This month we’ve had another series of security lessons.

The Jordan Peterson “deepfake” platform was just the tiniest recent example of how such technology would inevitably be abused. Even though it was removed, it was followed shortly by a custom deepfake that cost one company $243,000. Oops.

The most popular email server and web management platforms both had critical security issues allowing malicious third parties to take over the entire server.

Don’t trust your mobile. Apple iOS and Google Android vulnerabilities disclosed and abused this month can be used to take over your device. Patches are not yet available to resolve these recent exploits for either platform, though both have released patches for unrelelated security vulnerabilities. Google finally acknowledged a security issue in Google Calendar that has been exploited for at least 3 years and the Google Play Store has been publishing malicious apps.

Your “automated assistant” (Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Hello Google) defaults to calling unrelated third parties since the numbers are pulled from search results, which are easily abused. Heck, the “vast majority” of new domain registrations and websites exist only for malicious purposes. Even if you don’t visit unknown websites, your information is exposed to others whenever you use automated assistants and sometimes even if you don’t intend to. The best solution is to use a privacy respecting browser, such as Vivaldi or Brave and disable any automation and voice controls.

You should always assume all hardware and software will eventually be hacked and maintain them religiously. From Ring to lightbulbs, it will happen. This month shows how entire platforms are being exploited remotely through their networking features.

When even Jack gets hacked you should assume that your information is out there somewhere. This is demonstrated with the latest in a too-frequent series of Facebook data leaks, this time including phone numbers for over 419 million users.

Finally, a friendly reminder that even if your data is “backed up” by a third party you should always back it up again yourself. Between unreliable third party services to the potential damage from ransomware and trojans, there’s no good reason not to pick up a cheap USB thumb drive and toss your important data on it, then toss it into your fireproof safe.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. The typical computer should see roughly 2 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, .NET, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, and MSRT (~1.1 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update, iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, and watchOS 5.3.1. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

iOS 12.4.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 5.3.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 12.4.1 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.255 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 Windows 10 (1903) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 3-6 GB through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 19.8.34 adds OEM links and improved hardware detection and installation. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 436.30 resolves several bugs. This is not s security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.1.8 improves removal for Nvidia devices. This is not a security update. Be aware that DDU is now wallpapered in advertisements for crapware, so you should avoid it unless you know what you’re doing.
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 77.0.3865.75 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 69.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 60.9.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.7.1628.33 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.

OutlookAttachView 3.26 resolves a bug when closed prematurely. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Trillian Mac 6.2.0.19 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

FileZilla Client 3.44.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201909 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Npcap 0.9983 improves hardware detection, improves Loopback detection and support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

ZeroNet 0.7.1 is a security update.
https://zeronet.io/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

FastStone Viewer 7.4 improves Clone and Heal, Pencil, Google Maps integration, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam 2019.08.26 is a security update.
https://www.steampowered.com/platform/update_history/index.php?skin=0&id=0

PlayStation PS3 4.85 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps3/

Office Updates

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

Atom 1.40.1 resolves a package integration update. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

Artweaver 7.0.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Krita 4.2.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.3.1 is a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice Still 6.2.7 is a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Adobe Reader DC Patch 19.012.20040 resolves a font-embedding bug. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Application Manager 2019.0 is a security update. AAM will be EOL very soon, so if you do not require it, you should remove it instead of updating to the latest version.
https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=4773

Adobe FrameMaker 2019.0.4 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
64-bit: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6739
32-bit: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6737

Security Software Updates

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

PureOS 9.0 is a major update to PureOS and signals that the Librem 5 release is likely just around the corner.
https://pureos.net/download/

Looking for a secure phone? Check out the Librem 5:
https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/

MSRT 5.76 updates detections. This is a security update.

RogueKiller 13.4.3 resolves several bugs and updates options. This is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

TinyWall 2.1.12 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
http://tinywall.pados.hu/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.14.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

MKVToolnix 37.0.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html

DVDFab 11.0.4.8 adds support for new encodings, improves Meta Info detection, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

FFmpeg 4.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Windows 10 Upgrade v1903 updates the installation package for the Windows 10 v1903 build in preparation for v1909.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

ControlMyMonitor 1.20 improves refresh and default monitor behavior. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/control_my_monitor.html

CPU-Z Installer 1.90 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DesktopOK 6.56 improves portability, adds options for reporting and export analysis, window positions, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DMDE 3.6.0 adds support for new filesystems, resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://dmde.com/

FolderChangesView 2.28 resolves a notification bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync 10.10.7 removes support for Amazon Cloud Drive, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

HWMonitor 1.41 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

IsMyHdOK 1.84 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

NTLite 1.8.0.7115 adds support for Windows 10 v1909, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSForensics 7.0.1003 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

PointerStick 3.68 improves multi-monitor operation. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

Sysmon 10.4 adds nested rule support, improved conditions, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.30 adds Shared Commit, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Rufus 3.7 adds persistent partition support for Debian and Ubuntu flavored ISOs, reports SuperSpeed+ devices, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html

SimpleWMIView 1.40 adds Case Sensitive option to Quick Filters. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

Synergy 1.10.3 resolves several bugs and updates the VC++ dependency to 2019. If you’re having problems with the update, install the VC++ 2019 runtime, reboot, then reinstall.
https://members.symless.com/synergy/downloads/list/s1

TaskSchedulerView 1.52 adds Case Sensitive option to Quick Filters. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TraceRouteOK 1.51 updates language files and improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1909. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/TraceRouteOK

WinScan2PDF 4.94 adds page selection and improved compatibility with Windows 10 v1909. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 3.5.0.21 integrates several automated improvements, performance optimizations, diagnostics, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Node.js 12.10.0 resolves many bugs, improves documentation, and updates dependencies. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Visual Studio Code 1.38 improves search and replace, resolves several bugs, and adds new features. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 6.0.12-133076 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.

Adminer 4.7.3 improves performance and stability, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adminer.org/en/

Drupal 8.7.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Nextcloud Server 16.0.4 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

ScreenConnect 19.3.25270.7185 resolves bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

WordPress 5.2.3 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

myStickymenu 2.2.2 resolves a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.3.9 resolves several bugs, improves integration with Blogger, Reddit, Pinterest, and WordPress.com. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 7.0.15 resolves update bug, adds two new filters. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.10.0 resolves several bugs, adds support for new S3 regions, webp caching, and other improvements. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.6.2 improves reliability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Show IDs 1.1.3 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2019-07-09

Hi, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for July 2019 and it’s one of the smallest we’ve seen in a while.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.3 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, .NET, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, and MSRT (~2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 (802.11n). This is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

Google Chrome OS 75.0.3770.102 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.223 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 Windows 10 (1903) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 3-6 GB through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 19.6.26 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 431.36 adds support for newer hardware, improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1903, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://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 75.0.3770.100 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 68.0 is a security update. This version adds several privacy and security features that improve reliability and performance. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 60.8.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.6.1566.44 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Mailspring 1.6.3 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

NK2Edit 3.40 improves the replace operation to replace values in all fields for a record. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 3.20 adds option to generate hashes for attachments. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 60.8.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

Trillian 6.2.0.10 adds a dark theme for settings, improves display pruning, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

BrowsingHistoryView 2.20 adds support for Chromium-based Edge. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

FileZilla Client 3.43.0 is a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 10.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

MaxMind GeoIP 201907 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Technitium DNS Server 4.0 updates UI, stats manager, adds DHCP server, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://technitium.com/dns/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FastStone Viewer 7.3 resolves a copy and paste bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

VLC Media Player 3.0.7.1 updates libraries and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RetroPie 4.5 adds support for newer hardware, adds themes, updates libraries, adds drivers and improves compatibility. Be aware that manual downgrade of the kernel may be necessary if you require composite video. This is not a security update.
https://retropie.org.uk/

Office Updates

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

Atom 1.38.2 resolves minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.2.5 resolves over a hundred bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7.7.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Reader DC 19.012.20035 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Dreamweaver 19.0.0.11193 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-apps-download.html

Adobe Experience Manager 6.5 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/aem-releases-updates.html#65

Adobe Bridge CC 9.1 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/products/bridge.html

Security Software Updates

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

Gpg4win 3.1.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

RogueKiller 13.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 2.19 improves Windows 10 v1903 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 11.0.3.8 adds support for new encodings, GUI improvements, and adds support for new hardware and export formats. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

IsoBuster 4.4 adds support for new hardware and media formats, resolves several bugs, and adds support for many commands. This is not a security update.
https://www.isobuster.com/download.php

MakeMKV 1.14.4 adds support for new encodings, resolves bugs, and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.8.0.7046 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

1Password for Mac 7.3.1 resolves many bugs and improves utility of 1Password mini. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

ControlMyMonitor 1.16 adds support for returning VCP values from the command line. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/control_my_monitor.html

Autoruns 13.96 adds support for user Shell folder redirections. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Handle 4.22 fixes a race condition in the driver that could lead to a crash. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Notmyfault 4.20 now includes a flag that makes it wait until an event named Notmyfault is signaled before proceeding to crash or leak. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

IPInfoOffline 1.55 adds support for IPv6 with GeoLite. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Process Explorer 16.26 is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

RAMMap 1.52 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 10.01 adds DNS query logging, reports OriginalFileName in process create and load image events, adds ImageName to named pipe events, logs pico process creates and terminates, and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

VMMap 3.26 fixes a bug in 64-bit CLR heap reporting. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

CurrPorts 2.60 adds support for GeoLite2 City and Country databases. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DesktopOK 6.37 improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1903. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Drive Snapshot 1.47 adds support for recent operating systems, public-key encryption, and eject from CLI. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

GoodSync 10.10.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

IsMyHdOK 1.77 resolves code signing bug, improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1903. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

LessMSI 1.6.91 resolves a startup crash. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

LogMeIn 4.1.0.12700/4.1.0.7151 adds av support for server operating systems, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://secure.logmein.com/

NetworkInterfacesView 1.15 adds /RunAsAdmin option, interface speed column, and open in regedit option. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

NirCmd 2.85 improves reliability of runinteractive and runinteractivecmd, resolves consolewrite bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

PointerStick 3.61 resolves code signing bug, improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1903. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

SimpleWMIView 1.37 adds ability to enumerate full namespace tree under elevation, adds support for displaying 8-bit and 16-bit integer arrays. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TcpLogView 1.32 adds support for GeoLite2 City and Country databases. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

TestDisk Win 7.1 adds quit confirmation, resolves scripting bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

WinScan2PDF 4.84 resolves code signing bug, improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1903. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 11.7.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Inno Setup 6.0.2 adds {sysnative}, wizard improvements, and cosmetic fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Node.js 12.6.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Visual Studio Code 1.36 adds several new cosmetic and functional options, and Java package prep. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DOSBox 0.74-3 is a security update.
https://www.dosbox.com/

Web Package Updates

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

Joomla 3.9.9 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

phpList 3.4.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Drupal 8.7.4 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 10.25 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

TinyMCE 5.0.11 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.tiny.cloud/download/

Nextcloud Server 16.0.3 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

ScreenConnect 19.1.24566.7116 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 5.2.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

myStickymenu 2.1.7 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.37 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.6.1 resolves a plugin conflict. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.3.8 resolves several bugs and adds %authorname% tag. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.6.5 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.5.0 adds support for Loco, resolves several bugs, and improves internationalization. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2017-05-16

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Google, and more have released updates today.

If you haven’t heard of “WannaCry” then you’re living under a rock. WannaCry is the closest current equivalent to the Code Red worm in the last 15 years. This ransomware uses a known vulnerability for which a patch had been released (three months ago!), to infect computers, encrypt their contents and the contents of network locations, and sell access back to the victim – while also infecting other vulnerable network devices. If you’ve installed your updates within the last three months you’re not vulnerable to the specific network-level vulnerability in SMB that it uses to propagate, but that doesn’t mean you can safely open phishing messages, email attachments or random downloads. The UK NHS was hit hard by this malware primarily because they take almost 6 months to patch their PC hardware that they do support. Some single-purpose devices (MRI machines, for example) are simply never maintained, but are still granted network access. Sigh. Don’t do that.

The vulnerability exploited by WannaCry was first divulged by Shadow Brokers when they released a trove of hacking tools created and used by the NSA. In fact, one of the tools WannaCry utilizes is the same ETERNALBLUE exploit directly from the NSA toolset. This is not a coincidence. These tools were written specifically to be universally effective and able to be repurposed at will for additional access. It should come as no surprise that when a government agency is hacked, the tools they created are released and the public suffers as a result.

If a positive side to this event can exist, it’s that Microsoft actually released a security update for Windows XP to address the vulnerability. Since XP has been End-of-Life for years, this is really surprising.

The lesson everyone should take from this event, but particularly businesses and government agencies, is that the turnaround time for malware authors is much lower than they think. Delaying or even ignoring security updates because “it won’t happen to us” is foolhardy at best and welcomes disaster. You should have sufficient skilled IT staff to be able to fully test and roll out any security updates within days, not months. If that’s not possible, you should at least hire a good PR firm and have the releases prepared in advance so you can spin your incompetence in the news when you are inevitably hacked later.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program.

The typical computer should see approximately 300mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows and .NET, including Windows XP!

Apple released macOS 10.12.5, Security Update 2017-002, iTunes 12.6.1, Safari 10.1.1, and iCloud for Windows 6.2.1. Use the Apple App Store or Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

Apple iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2 (and 3.2.1), and tvOS 10.2.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Updates to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 58.0.3029.112 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

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

Important Notes

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

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

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.36.0.101 improves quality and resolves several bugs. This version also imposes a requirement for a newer MSVCRT, which may trigger problems on any OS prior to the Windows 10 Creators Update (1703). If you receive an MSVCRT error upon running Skype after updating, download the current version of the MSVCRT.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

BrowsingHistoryView 2.05 adds ability to load history from remote device when full admin rights exist to remote device.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.6.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 7.4 adds document peeking, bug fixes, and reliability improvements.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

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

Wireless Network Watcher 2.12 improves reliability on devices with multiple wireless network adapters. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.10.9 adds detections. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 10.0.3.9 adds support for newer protections, incorporates BDInfo. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GSmartControl 0.9.0 resolves several bugs, improves reliability and stability, adds newer hardware support, and improves drive type detection. This is not a security update.
http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/

Everything 1.4.1.873b resolves several bugs, and adds pause/resume capability. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

CCleaner 5.30.6063 improves cleaning, SSD detection, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.15 improves compatibility with Windows 10 v1703, updates libraries, resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

WinScan2PDF 3.46 improves hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

ProcDump 9.0 adds multiple dump sizes, and Kernel Dump process association. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.71 adds Microsoft HTML Application Host (mshta.exe) as hosting image so it displays the hosted image details, and now doesnโ€™t apply filters to hosting images. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

BgInfo 4.22 honors applocker policy for VB scripts specified as the source of field data. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

LiveKd 5.62 is now signed with a certificate trusted by Win7. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.33 resolves several bugs, and is now signed with certificate trusted by Win7. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.21 resolves a bug with VT support, and is now signed with a certificate trusted by Win7. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Web Package Updates

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

SMF 2.0.14 is a security update. This version also changes PHP requirements, so if the upgrade will not complete try upgrading PHP first then upgrade SMF.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

TinyMCE 4.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

WordPress 4.7.5 is a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2017-03-14

Hi, Folks!

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

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

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

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

Adobe Flash Player 25.0.0.127 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 25.0.0.134 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

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

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

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

Intel Driver Update 2.7.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 57.0.2987.98 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 52.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

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

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

Internet Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

PS4 4.50 adds the ability to install or move applications from USB 3.0 storage, notification and Remote Play improvements, and more. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

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

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

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

Kindle for PC 1.19.3 Build 46099 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

Tails 2.11 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

VMware Player 12.5.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BuddyPress 2.8.2 is a security update.

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

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

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

Postie 1.8.33 is a security update.

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

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

WPtouch 4.3.13.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2016-12-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.6gb in updates today. The new MS update engine will help if you’re using the peer-to-peer features on *local* networks, or it will kill your performance if it’s touching the ‘net. The new release cycle of 1gb blobs is great for mass distribution, but chews through bandwidth if you’re not peering it for other devices on your LAN. Adobe has released 10 separate security updates today – still not remotely close to Oracle Tuesday last month, but more people use Adobe products than Oracle’s. The other updates run the gamut: every browser and almost everything from Chrome OS to WordPress. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Office, .NET, Edge, IE, Flash, Exchange, AAD, TZData, Uniscribe, SSPI and MSRT (~1.25gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required. NOTE: For some devices a second update+reboot cycle will be necessary!

Apple released updates for OS X, macOS, Safari, iTunes, iCloud for Windows, iOS, Transporter, watchOS, and tvOS. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 10.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

Google Chrome OS 55.0.2883.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.186 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 24.0.0.180 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.4.0 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/

Intel Driver Update 2.6.2 adds support for additional hardware, improves performance and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Samsung Kies3 201611 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/kies

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 50.0.2 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.

OutlookAttachView 2.96 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.5.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.30.85.103 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

iCloud for Windows v6.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

Mumble 1.2.18 is a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.29.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

WinSCP 5.9.3 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

uTorrent 3.4.9 Build 42973 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.23.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP 201612 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

IPInfoOffline 1.44 updates the internal IP database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Flickr Downloadr 2.2.2.3 adds several new features including SSL support, updates libraries, and fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://flickrdownloadr.com/downloads/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.5.4 adds several new compatibility features. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6452 improves logging, GUI fixes, and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.3.3.1921 adds gifting and security fixes.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Minecraft 1.11 adds several new features and mobs. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

SteamOS 2.98 is a security update and resolves wifi problems for some hardware.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

Adobe Animate 16.0.0.112 is a security update.
https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/animate

Adobe Experience Manager Forms 6.2.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/aem-forms/apsb16-40.html

Adobe DNG Converter 9.8 is a security update.
Win: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6108
Mac: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6107

Adobe Experience Manager 6.2.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager/apsb16-42.html

Adobe InDesign 12.0.0 is a security update. Patches to previous versions (<=11.4.1) will *not* be made available.
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/release-note/indesign-cc-2017.html

Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2016.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-builder-2016-update-3.html

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.3 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

Adobe RoboHelp 2015.0.4 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html

Paint.net 4.0.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Krita 3.0.1.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Notepad++ 7.2.2 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 17.1.174 fixes stability and reliability issues, and adds CDT. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.52 should always be treated as a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

MSRT 5.43 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireshark 2.2.2 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Hashcat 3.20 is a major rewrite offering significant security improvements. This is a security update.
http://hashcat.net/hashcat/#downloadlatest

DNSQuerySniffer 1.58 improves logging. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 2.03 is a cosmetic improvement. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

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

RogueKiller 12.8.5 adds detections and more. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.97 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 2.9.1611.1622 adds support for more hardware, improves reliability, and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.9.1611.1715 adds several new features, improves reliability, and various fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 10.0.1.5 is a major update, offering a new and improved UI, cloud sync, and adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.10.3 fixes the auto-path bug, improves reliability and BD+ engine, adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

MKVToolNix 9.6.0 fixes several bugs, improves subtitle support, and various stability and GUI improvements. Thsi is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.2.0.4550 improves reliability in TH3, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

GoodSync2Go 10.2.4 resolves several bugs, improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 7.9.25 resolves One Time Password problem and UI issues. This is not a security update. No, v8 still isn’t ready. ๐Ÿ™
https://12pd.com/click?rf

DMDE 3.2.0.690 adds several new features including RAID detection, VHD and VHDX support, custom file signature support, SMART reading and more. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

dupeGuru 4.0.3 updates picture cache backend and disables automatic updates on macOS. This is not a security update.
http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

Easy2Boot 1.87 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Everything 1.4.1.809b fixes several bugs and adds filter functions. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

GPU-Z 1.16.0 fixes a parsing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

LessMSI 1.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

FileLocator Pro 8.1.2682 improves cache size, error reporting, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

DriveLetterView 1.46 now supports stdout. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 2.00 adds improved notification support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.77 improves error reporting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.21 improves logging support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WhosIP 1.16 improves IPv6 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WirelessKeyView 2.05 adds advanced options to command line support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

OSForensics 4.0.1002 improves task logging, case management, various bug fixes and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.25.5902 improves browser support, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Speccy 1.30.730 improves reliability, adds support for new hardware and GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

RapidEE 9.1 build 931 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Sysmon 5.0 introduces file create and registry modification logging. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.20 adds reporting of process Control Flow Guard (CFG) status and dynamically updates to reflect changes to process Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Procdump 8.2 adds a -kill option that terminates a process after its dump completes rather than allowing an exception to pass to Windows Error Reporting (WER), and a -wer switch to copy dumps to the WER queue. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

LiveKd 5.6 includes a batch-mode option designed for scripted analysis that omits the prompt to re-execute LiveKD after a debugger session terminates. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 12.0.71503 fixes several connection problems and crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.8.1 updates libraries and superseded updates. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.5 fixes many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.7.17 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.5.2 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.1.10-112026 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.

phpList 3.2.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Piwigo 2.8.3 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

Plupload 2.2.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.5.1 adds several new features and many bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.2.4 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.1.2 adds several new features and events, fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

phpMyAdmin 4.6.5.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.7 fixes several bugs and adds many new features (including keyboard shortcuts and tooltips). This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

bbPress 2.5.12 fixes a role init bug. This should be treated as a security update.

BuddyPress 2.7.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.6 makes several improvements for reliability and maintainability. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.7.8 adds several new services, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.8.22 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Top Commentators Widget 1.5.2 fixes a bug. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.6.9 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.

WordPress Zero Spam 3.0.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Sovrn (was Zemanta) 1.3.2 is a rebrand. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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