Updates 2019-10-08

Hi, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for October 2019 and it’s pretty mild for anyone not using Apple products.

The next build of Windows 10, version 1909, will be released any time. This version will be minor compared to other Windows 10 upgrades and should be nearly indistinguishable from 1903. If you’re running 1903 now installing 1909 should have no negative impact. If you’re running an older version I recommend upgrading to 1903 before switching to 1909.

Windows 7 will fall completely out of support in only 3 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!
https://saferpc.info/contact/

This month we learned that sometimes the weakest link is support. ZenDesk, central to support for more than 120,000 companies from Airbnb to MailChimp to Vimeo, was hacked in 2016 and discovered it only last week. They’re doing things right: public exposure, contacting customers, describing the chain of events, getting outside help to research and resolve their issues. Unfortunately, this doesn’t eliminate the problems for the approximately 25% of their customers that were exposed in this breach.

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, and MSRT (~ 1.1 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2, Security Update 2019-005 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-005 Sierra, iCloud for Windows 10.7, iCloud for Windows 7.14, iTunes for Windows 12.10.1, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.2, Safari 13.0.1, Xcode 11.0, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6.0.1. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

macOS Catalina (10.15) is available! This is a large download and will take between 2 and 4 hours to install on most hardware. The release of macOS Catalina (10.15) means that macOS Sierra (10.12) is now no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS High Sierra (10.13) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

iOS 12.4.2 and 13.1.2 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 6.0.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 13.0 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 77.0.3865.105 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

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

Important Notes

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

The release of macOS Catalina (10.15) means that macOS Sierra (10.12) is now no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS High Sierra (10.13) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (1903) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 3-6 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.

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.1.9 improves cleanup, system restore, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 19.9.38 improves device detection. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 436.48 adds support for newer hardware and improves performance. 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 77.0.3865.90 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 69.0.2 resolves several bugs, but follows shortly on the heels of 69.0.1, which was a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.8.1664.40 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 68.1.1 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.

Prosody 0.11.3 resolves several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

Trillian 6.2.0.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

aria2 1.35.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

BrowsingHistoryView 2.25 adds support for Waterfox. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.60 adds TTL. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

FileZilla Client 3.45.1 resolves several bugs and adds stale version detection. This should be treated as a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP2 201910 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

PuTTY 0.73 is a security update.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

WinSCP 5.15.4 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MusicBrainz Picard 2.2.2 resolves dozens of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.

Flickr Downloadr 3.2.3.1 resolves a JSON length bug. This is not a security update.

iTunes 12.10.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam 2019.09.19 resolves a beta bug. This is not a security update. Use Steam to update Steam.

PlayStation PS4 7.00 is a major update that doubles the size limit of parties to 16, improves networking, adds chat transcription, improves voice audio, adds Remote Play to more devices, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 7.0.2 improves online update and error reporting, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Krita 4.2.7.1 resolves several bugs, improves color selector, layer controls, and adds new brushes. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.3.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update. (“Fresh” is the Beta version so stick with “Still” unless you don’t mind stability issues.)
https://www.libreoffice.org/

OpenOffice 4.1.7 resolves several bugs and adds support for OpenJDK. This is not a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Paint.net 4.2.5 adds support for WebP format and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

Adobe DNG Converter 11.4.1 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
macOS: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6743
Windows: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6741

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.2t is a security update.
https://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/

RogueKiller 13.5.2 resolves several bugs, improves performance for large files, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Wireless Network Watcher 2.21 updates the internal MAC database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

PureOS 9.0 is a new major release of PureOS, updates libraries, dependencies and forging the way for the final release of the Librem 5. This is a security update.
https://pureos.net/download/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MKVToolnix 38.0.0 resolves several bugs, improves immutability, adds new default output (console) to mkvextract. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html

DVDFab 11.0.5.3 adds support for new encodings, updates libraries, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Education updates

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

e-Sword 12.1 updates the downloader to support eStudySource. This is not a security update.
https://www.e-sword.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Windows 7.3.712 resolves several bugs, adds support for new features. This is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

Agent Ransack 2019.2929 is a major update that adds high-DPI support, improves performance, improves PDF search, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download/

BgInfo 4.28 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 10.41 resolves a configuration parsing bug. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

DesktopOK 6.59 resolves several bugs and improves color detection. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Etcher 1.5.57 resolves a startup bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

FolderChangesView 2.30 adds “*.” support to include/exclude files without filenames. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync 10.10.9 resolves several bugs and updates cipher list. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NTLite 1.8.0.7165 adds new features, updates translations, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSForensics 7.0.1004 adds clipboard viewer, AmCache viewer, auto triage, VM improvements, improved indexing, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

Password Security Scanner 1.46 improves reliability and adds support for Waterfox. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

Recover Keys 11.0.4.233 adds support for over 1,000 new applications. This is not a security update.
https://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

RoboForm 8.6.1 impose periodic Master Password check, add difference check to Backup/Restore, add import from Sticky Password, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Rufus 3.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html

SearchMyFiles 3.05 adds support to specify time range in GMT. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.85 updates the internal MAC database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 2.47 updates the internal MAC database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WinScan2PDF 5.01 improves drag and drop page re-order feature, multiformat output, adds support for multiple scan operations. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WSUS Offline 11.8.1 improves detection of updates and resolves supersedence issues. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

AutoHotkey 1.1.31.00 adds Switch and InputHook, improves support for long paths, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Android Studio 3.5.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Node.js 12.11.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.30.0 adds support for aggregate filters, NULLS FIRST/NULLS LAST in order by, improves index, 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 1.9.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

YOURLS 1.7.4 is a security update.
https://yourls.org/

Drupal 8.7.8 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.9.12 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

Nextcloud Server 17.0.0 adds remote wipe, improved 2FA, secure view, one-time login tokens, secure mailbox Outlook Add-in, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Adobe ColdFusion 2018.5 and 2016.12 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb19-47.html

phpList 3.4.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.9.1 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

BuddyPress 5.0.0 adds BP REST API, group invites, group membership requests, improved WP integration, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Smash Balloon Social Post Feed 2.11 (was Custom Facebook Feed) adds several new options, restores FB group access, and updates FB API to v4.0. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.2.3 updates Pro features. This is not a security update.

Redirection 4.4.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.10.1 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 2017-09-26

Hi, Folks!

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

The typical computer should see approximately 1gb of updates except macOS, which should have 6gb+. Let’s get started.

As expected, the first post-major upgrade to iOS 11 was released today to fix security issues. It’s time to install iOS 11.0.1 now.

Microsoft released updates for Windows and Edge. Use Windows Update to install the most current versions.

Apple released updates for iCloud 7.0, Xcode 9.0, Safari 11, and iTunes 12.7. This includes security updates. Use the Apple App Store or Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra is the next major update to macOS/OS X. This version adds several new features and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

macOS Server 5.4 is a security update. Use the Apple App Store to install the most current version.

iOS 11.0.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Updates to install the most current version. As expected, Apple released a security update to iOS 11 within three weeks of release.

watchOS 4.0.0 is a security update. Use your updated iPhone to install the most current version through the Watch app.

tvOS 11.0.0 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Updates to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 60.0.3112.114 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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.7.5 improves NVIDIA cleanup, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 3.0 redesigns the user interface, integrates into the Intel support website, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 61.0.3163.100 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 47.0.2631 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.

Evernote 6.7.5.5825 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FastStone Viewer 6.4 improves Video Player and Scan Tool components, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

iTunes 12.7 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 PS4 4.74 improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

RetroPie 4.3 improves emulation, hardware support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://retropie.org.uk/

Technic Launcher 4/353 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.technicpack.net/download

Security Software Updates

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

Gpg4win 3.0.0 improves the GUI, adds 64-bit MSO support, improved logging and diagnostics, resolves many bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

RogueKiller 12.11.17 adds detections. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.10.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 10.0.6.0 resolves several bugs and adds support for new encryption. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.4.1.5590 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

1Password for Mac 6.8.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

GoodSync 10.6.0 adds OTP and DeviceId support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

Bitcoin 0.15.0.1 improves performance and reliability. This version uses blockchain addressing that is not compatible with older versions. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

CintaNotes 3.10 adds wildcard support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

GSmartControl 1.1.1 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.io/home/index.php/About

FileLocator Pro 8.2.2741 resolves UNC performance and expression support and fixes a an installation bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

BulkFileChanger 1.51 adds option to display different time and date options based on user selected values. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CurrPorts 2.35 improves GUI for IPv6 addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

TcpLogView 1.30 improves GUI for IPv6 addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

CCleaner 5.35.6210 is a security update. You’re better off removing CCleaner and any other registry and cookie “cleaner” applications. They often do more harm than good even when they work as intended.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recover Keys 10.0.4.196 adds several new features, new applications, and CLI improvements. This is not a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

WizTree 3.11 adds zoom support and several other options. This is not a security update.
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DB Browser for SQLite 3.10.1 resolves several bugs, including removal of a forced reboot after installation on Windows. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.28-117968 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.

MailEnable 9.77 updates included libraries. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

TinyMCE 4.6.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

WordPress 4.8.2 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Akismet 4.0 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility with the latest version of WordPress. This is not a security update.

Email Log 2.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.0.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.8.8 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 2015-09-22

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, Mozilla, WordPress and more have released updates this week. The typical computer should approximately 300mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle security updates to address issues in Internet Explorer and Windows. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iTunes, Xcode, OS X Server 5.0.3. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released iOS 9 and watchOS 2, which is a major update for their mobile platform. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install this update. As with all iOS updates, I recommend you hold off at least a month before installing. Many applications will have issues and there will be a flurry of updates and fixes released in the near future. Wait a month and you’ll save yourself some frustration and possible security issues from an initial OS release.

Adobe AIR 19.0.0.190 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 10.22.0.2525 improves performance and updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

NVidia GeForce 355.98 adds new hardware support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 45.0.2454.99 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 41.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Dropbox 3.8.9 adds OS X 10.11 support and improves camera upload. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41073 vastly improves stability and security by running HTML out of process. This is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.14.0 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.76 improves duplicate filtering. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.65 adds the ability to auto-size columns on update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.3 is a major update to add iOS 9.0 compatibility and resolve several bugs. This is a security update.

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 10.4.2233 has not provided a changelog yet, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.5.1509.0807 fixes dozens of bugs, improves responsiveness and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.1.2 adds support for new encodings, improves stability on certain hardware, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 8.4.0 improves the GUI, fixes several bugs, and adds various merge features. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.3 fixes several bugs, adds various features 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.

7-Zip 15.07 adds WIM, VDI, QCOW2 and GPT support, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/

RoboForm 7.9.16 improves stability, especially in Firefox and Windows 10. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.30 adds support for Windows 10, improved protocol support and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

TeamViewer 10.0.47484 fixes Outlook compatibility, and bugs in chat. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

iExplorer 3.8.4.0 adds support for iOS 9. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

ImageUSB 1.2.1005 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

LicenseCrawler 1.48 build-868 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

DevManView 1.46 fixes a tray icon problem. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriverView 1.47 fixes a driver display problem. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

NetworkInterfacesView 1.10 adds device controls, improved CLI support, and 64-bit build. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

TcpLogView 1.25 now displays process names and improves application identification for bit-incompatible versions. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

USBDeview 2.46 adds elevation support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Recover Keys 9.0.3.168 is a major update, adding Windows 10 support, reduces dependencies, and SQL export support. This is not a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

SystemRescueCD 4.6.0 updates kernel and libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.11 adds instances column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.1 improves performance, and corrects several fixes. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.2.0 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.4.15 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.11 is a security update.
http://www.simplemachines.org/

Joomla 3.4.4 is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

WordPress 4.3.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 4.3 adds reCAPTCHA support. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.6 fixes minor bugs and adds new style support. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.11 fixes several bugs and improves styling support. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.4.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4 updates reCAPTCHA, adds new login options, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.7 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.7 fixes 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 2015-01-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Very light update cycle this month. Expect next month to be ugly, though, as February usually is. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 8 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, .NET Framework, MSRT and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Adobe AIR 16.0.0.245 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.257 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.6.0.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Samsung SideSync 3.1.4.827 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Samsung Kies3 201412 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.99 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 35.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.4.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.75 fixes a cosmetic 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.

Evernote 5.8.1.6061 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.65 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 3.0.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.10.0 is a security update. Note that while FileZilla hasn’t officially supported Windows XP in quite a while, now it no longer runs under Windows XP.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.5.155 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 5.0.1 updates included codecs. This is a security update. Good news: from 5.0 onwards you will no longer need to uninstall to be able to upgrade. If you’re upgrading from a version prior to v5, you’ll still need to uninstall it before installing 5.0.1.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5306 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.7.803 is mostly a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

MusicBrainz Picard 1.3.2 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.

EA Origin 9.5.3.636 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 5.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Blender 2.73 fixes hundreds of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

IcoFX 2.10 provides several bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

SketchUp 15.2.687 fixes several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Lightworks NLE 12.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Notepad++ 6.7.4 is a bug fix release. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5645 fixes a licensing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

OpenSSL 1.0.1k is a security update.

Wireshark 1.12.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.40 adds the ability to parse queries from a log file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.76 automatically loads the advanced options window when the target network can not be identified. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.80 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit 2.1.1501.0625 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.76 improves Unicode support and adds Digital CD playback. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

DVDFab 9.1.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.8.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

TeamViewer 10.0.36897 adds a variety of new features, improves stability and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

FolderChangesView 1.67 adds the ability to root the application within a specific base folder. This is no a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.31 adds Chromium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.17 adds AP BSSID column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.76 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.01.5075 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.27.703 adds Windows 10 support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

Recover Keys 8.0.3.113 does not provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.10 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.4.0 adds digest messages and scheduling. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpList 3.0.11 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.8 adds support for PHP 5.2.0 to 5.2.2. phpMyAdmin 4.3.6 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.148 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable 8.57 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.1 fixes several bugs, adds a new default theme, nested clauses and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

InstantWP 4.4.2 updates included components. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

ScreenConnect 5.0.8132.5459 provides dozens of new features, improved performance, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2014-08-27

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday! But just the same, there were a few security updates released in the last couple days that you need to install.

Microsoft has released an out-of-cycle security update for Windows. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.0.0.1 improves AMD cleanup, fixes Vbios information. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

WD TV Live Streaming Media Player 2.02.32 adds Miracast, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, GRID UI, auto play, downloads via HTTP, FTP, P2P and NXB, apps on USB storage, Flixster & Rotten Tomato ratings, more than a dozen new services, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_live_g3

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 37.0.2062.94 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.70 fixes a crash bug and a bug related to DST. 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.

DynDNS Updater 5.1.0 corrects a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://dyn.com/apps/updater/

WinSCP 5.5.5 is a security update. This version also fixes several bugs.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Nmap 6.47 provides a number of fixes and protocol improvements. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

Connectify Hotspot 9.0.3 is a major update adding significant performance improvements and integrates automated diagnostic reporting. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 2.10.29 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

FileZilla 3.9.0.3 fixes a crash and several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XBMC 13.2 is the final version of XBMC. From here on it will be renamed to Kodi. This build corrects a few dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and other. This should be treated as a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PS3 4.65 is a stability update. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

EA Origin 9.4.21.2812 does not provide a useful changelog so should be treated as a security update.

Office Updates

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

OpenOffice 4.1.1 fixes dozens of bugs, including stability, performance and style. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Gimp 2.8.14 updates libraries and fixes hundreds of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4745 is a security update.

DNSQuerySniffer 1.27 adds option to copy host names. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.70 now automatically reads the cache for all profiles in Chrome and Firefox browser. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.2 adds a light theme, allows you to modify the auto-save destination and improves scrolling. This is a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.12 corrects several bugs, and improves conversion. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

DVDFab 9.1.6.4 fixes startup bug and improves copy conversion. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.4 updates digital signature. This is a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

IsoBuster 3.4 adds a number of new features, improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.9 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.6 improves stability, adds Office365 FS support, and provides various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.7.1.2 finally adds an option to eliminate the annoying “activating existing instance” notification. Also fixes several other bugs, and improves features. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

RMPrepUSB 2.1.732 fixes a formatting bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rmprepusb.com/

ProduKey 1.67 changes default behavior to disable loading of default product key. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

SearchMyFiles 2.50 adds the ability to hide empty folders in the summary. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WifiInfoView 1.70 adds several new command-line options, including adapter controls and display mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 4.17.4808 improves browser cleaning, adds support for several new applications, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Autoruns 12.02 fixes a bug that could cause Autoruns to crash on startup, updates the image path parsing for Installed Components to remove false positive file-not-found entries, and correctly reports image entry timestamps in local time instead of UTC. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Coreinfo 3.31 fixes a bug that could prevent the Coreinfo driver from loading. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 1.01 fixes the manifest registration so that Sysmon event logs can be interpreted without installing Sysmon, and now includes unique UDP connections within 15-minute intervals.ย  This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.12 fixes the verbose output to not show the final record twice. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Recover Keys 8.0.3.112 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

TrimCheck 0.7 fixes incorrect free space detection. This is not a security update.
http://files.thecybershadow.net/trimcheck/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite Database Browser 3.3.0 provides a number of improvements to SQL parsing, improves new row behavior, logging, and schema viewer. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

TortoiseGit 1.8.11.0 fixes SSH compatibility bugs and crashes under certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 0.9.9.1 fixes performance and crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.0.7 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.2, 4.1.14.3 and 4.2.7.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php

WPtouch 3.4.7 fixes home screen icon selection and version upgrade notification. This should be treated as 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/