Updates 2013-12-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! This looks like a long list, but it’s actually a pretty light Patch Tuesday. This month (if you’ve been keeping up to date) there should only be 3 or 4 non-OS apps most people will need to update from below the fold.

Microsoft released 11 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Exchange, and SharePoint. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, RDP, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule, and printer drivers. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 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 or kindle – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 26.0 is a security update. This version also now imposes a wonderful new security feature: click-to-play for Java. This will reduce the indirect vulnerability footprint for Java in this browser significantly. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 18.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.22.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.1.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.86 improves logging details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.62 adds quick MRU access to recent configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.7.148 is a security update. Remember: do not install this if you don’t absolutely require it!
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.11.0.102 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

IPNetInfo 1.51 adds configuration option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

WinSCP 5.1.8 corrects a couple dozen bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MPC HC 1.7.1 updates libraries, improves reliability and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.2 corrects a handful of bugs, including crash and performance problems. This is not a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?vlc
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?vlcmac

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.11.2762 corrects a bug accessing EA Store and release notes. This is not a security update. Run Origin to update it.

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Minecraft 1.7.4 adds Twitch broadcasting, improved menus, performance and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.5.2 adds native quick-sort, URL-hover highlight color customization (finally!), corrects several bugs and improves parsing and style accuracy. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Artweaver 4.0.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.1.1 improves activation process, and corrects dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

DNSQuerySniffer 1.10 adds a sort-on-update option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.1.5 corrects several bugs and reduces complexity of the settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 4.08.4428 improves cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GoodSync 9.6.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. h
ttp://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.109 corrects a significant stability issue. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

BulkFileChanger 1.31 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CurrPorts 2.10 preserves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DevManView 1.41 adds the ability to clear the MRU. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.60 adds several display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.06 adds a shortcut to copy the contents of the lower pane, regardless of focus. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

Password Security Scanner 1.20 adds SeaMonkey support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SearchMyFiles 2.45 adds several new features and improves the display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.61 adds the ability to send multiple WOL packets. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

DiskMaker X 3.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

TeamViewer 9.0.24482 adds Win 8.1 support, tabbed displays, WOL, file copy & paste, improved file transfer, and more. This is not a security update. http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.15 corrects dozens of bugs in InnoDB, replication, sort, conversion, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.4 corrects several non-security bugs.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.4-91027 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and corruption issues. 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.

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Drupal 7.24 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 8.0 is a major update offering several new features and improvements, including autodiscovery and vastly improved webmail abilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Autoptimize 1.7.3 resolves several issues and improves cache safety. This is security update.

bbPress 2.5.1 corrects a couple bugs with the recent 2.5 release. 2.5 adds several new features, single-user WP compatibility, importers for many forum platforms, and more. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.4 hides logs from public-facing pages. This is a security update.

Email Log 1.6 adds the ability to view an email message. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 131206 is a major rewrite of Quick Cache. It’s come a long way, but is now split into free and pro versions, with much of the advanced functionality removed from the free version, making an upgrade problematic without paying for the pro version. That said, it’s well on it’s way to being well worth the investment and with only a few iterations I’ll be able to start recommending it again. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.1 updates included libraries. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.20 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.1.1 is a complete rewrite with major features, functionality and style changes. While it’s very cool – you might want to wait for the bugs to be worked out. More than 2/3 of those reporting back say it doesn’t work!

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2013-10-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! While not really a lot of updates today, they’re big. Most computers will require about 500mb of updates, and some will easily exceed 1gb in updates. Sigh.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, MSRT, MSE, .Net, Silverlight, SharePoint and Office (>100mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Apple TV, Xcode, iTunes, iOS and Safari. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1030 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.117 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Java 7u40 is a security update. If you do not have Java installed, DO NOT install it! Install Java only if you require it, otherwise, remove Java from your computer.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Adobe Reader 11.0.05 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

While we’re on the subject of Adobe, Adobe’s source management system for Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat and ColdFusion was hacked. Since code re-use is very common within any code library, and Adobe products have a history of being one of the most frequently exploited in the world, this means any secure coding issues discovered will be tested against all Adobe products in order to get the best ‘bang for their buck.’ Ultimately this means there will likely be a large number of zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe products (from Acrobat to AIR to Flash to Photoshop) over the next few months. If you don’t NEED a specific Adobe program on your computer in the near future, it would be in your best interest to remove it temporarily.

As if that’s not enough, their authentication platform for customer profiles was hacked, too. If Adobe *knows* your individual account was compromised they’ve already reset your password and notified you by email, but since they only recently discovered that any of it was hacked (again, really), it would be in your best interest to go ahead and change any Adobe-related passwords.

This goes for accounts you may have on their forum, bug reporting system, Adobe Cloud and profile manager. Your encrypted password and email address have been compromised, as well as any financial data associated with your account. If Adobe is using a global salt and the attackers have access to the passwords for some of the accounts (and you can be sure that they do), then decrypting all the account details is only a matter of time. Change your Adobe password NOW and change the passwords for any sites where you’ve used the same or similar passwords, especially email, banking and online bill payment services.

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

AMD Catalyst 13.9 adds support for newer hardware, corrects several bugs, including crashes, performance and visual effects issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?atidriver

nVidia 327.23 increases performance, adds newer hardware support, adds SHIELD streaming support and corrects bugs with PhysX. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

BullZip PDF Printer 10.1.0.1871 enhanced Unicode support, adds FTP or SFTP upload option, does not change default printer, improved cleanup and color output profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

HP Universal Print Driver 5.7.0.16448 corrects several non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.hp.com/go/upd

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.38_1.0.61 fixes management program controls and improves SMTP handling. While not mentioned in the changelog, this appears to significantly improve stability for wireless connections as well. This is not a security update.
http://support.netgear.com/product/WNDR3400v2

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 24.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to obtain the latest version.

Google Chrome 30.0.1599.69 corrects two major stability bugs: tabs freezing and lag. This is not a security update.

HTTrack 3.47.27 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Opera 17.00 improves stability and adds pinned tabs support. Automatic update is flaky with Opera since ~12.x so if you use it, update by downloading the latest version from:
http://www.opera.com/browser/download/

SeaMonkey 2.21 is a security update. Use Help, About to obtain the latest version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.0 is a security update. This version also fixes issues with zoom, IDN and IRC.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

NK2Edit 2.82 fixes a bug with Outlook 2013. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.61 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.9.0.106 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.4.144 is a security update. DO NOT INSTALL this unless you already have it installed and require it!
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Evernote 5.0.2.1392 improves session management. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.41 fixes a bug with IDN URLs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Google Drive 1.12.5329.1887 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Google Earth 7.1.2.2019 corrects several bugs with LEAP, cache and crashes and now enables SSL for Google connections by default. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

uTorrent 3.3.2 Build 30180 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.2.7 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4291 updates included libraries, fixes import file size bug and fixed startup error on some XP systems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cdbxp

iTunes 11.1.1 adds iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, Podcast stations and iOS7 support. This is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

MPC HC 1.7.0 replaced internal filters with LAV, adds support for several new protocols, new command line options for device selection, improved support for subtitles, D3D, translations, Windows 8.1 and bugfixes to address stability and reliability issues. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.0 improves hardware support, performance, and much much more (over 1000 bugs fixed!). This should be treated as a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?vlc
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?vlcmac

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.7.2735 provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.6.4 fixes world generation bugs that would appear in 1.7. It is recommended that you use this version and load up important areas of your world before heading into Minecraft 1.7 (coming soon!). This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.05 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 4.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.5 adds CoffeeScript support, Auto-close for parentheses, quotes, brackets, tags and user-defined pairs, multi-paste, and updated language parsing. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice 4.0.1 corrects a number of performance and stability bugs, including the missing filetype association problem.
https://12pd.com/click?openoffice

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.4.0 increases the proof of work requirement for new users, adds pubkey encryption, improved channel support, and various other bugfixes and improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

RouterPassView 1.48 adds command-line support for opening the router web interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1040 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.10.2 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.571 provides a number of bugfixes, stability and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.62 adds configuration parsing from command line. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.5 improves handling for discs with mastering errors and provides stability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.2 adds EPM support, various website compatibility fixes, browser bugfixes, and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.5.7 provides several bugfixes, performance improvements and SSL fixes. This is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?goodsync
Win: https://12pd.com/click?goodsync2go
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?goodsyncmac

CCleaner 4.06.4324 improves cleaning for several applications, improves startup cleaning and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Atomic 3.5 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/

Hamachi 2.2.0.58 corrects several stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

GPU-Z 0.7.3 adds newer hardware support, fixes parsing for several components, and other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Memtest86+ 5.01 adds support for newer hardware, and corrects a bunch of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.memtest.org/

TeamViewer 8.0.22298 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

CurrPorts 2.09 improves filtering and fixes filter-related bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

FolderChangesView 1.50 adds config command-line option, recent configuration menu, and timestamp columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetConnectChoose 1.05 adds columns for activity monitoring. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

USBDeview 2.27 improves ‘open in regedit’ to minimize elevation requirement. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.55 adds configuration management. This is not a security update
. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.26 adds configuration management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.14 corrects a number of bugs with InnoDB, partitioning, replication, and more. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 6.7.0 adds draft management, attachments, installers, and improved CAPTCHA support. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

MailEnable 7.53 provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

osCommerce 2.3.3.4 corrects issues with MySQL, UTF-8 and localization. This is not a security update.
http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

phpList 3.0.5 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.8 corrects several stability and cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 3.6.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.6.6 adds noptimize tagging and security improvements. This is a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.3 updates libraries. This is a security update.

Developer 1.2.4 corrects cache key and fixes beta tester promo. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.5.4 improves search for internationalization. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.3.4 is a security update.

ShortCodes UI 1.9.8 fixes database reliability. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 5.0 updates for WP 3.7 and updates external links. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.6 updates footer text, settings page controls and ability to share usage statistics. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-09-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Along with Apple and Microsoft, Adobe released all of their quarterly updates today. It’s going to be a long day. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Office. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iTunes, and AirPort Base Station. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.168 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 3.8.0.1430 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Reader 11.0.04 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 23.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 16.00 is a security update. Use Opera, About to get the most current version. If you haven’t yet updated to Opera 15, you may need to download the complete installer from Opera.com

HTTrack 3.47.26 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.77 adds the ability to collect emails from the NK2 files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.60 adds configuration profile management. 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.

Raid Call 7.2.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.raidcall.com/

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

BrowsingHistoryView 1.40 adds the ability to browse for individual AppData folders. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 6.0.1 corrects several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 5.0.0.1137 improves offline security. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

WinSCP 5.1.7 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 7 and 8 4.2.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4255 corrects several write bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.0.5 is not a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the current version.

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.6.175 corrects a variety of crash bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.04 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 6.0.5 corrects a bug in source monitor. This is not a security update.

Artweaver 4.0.1 improves BMP support, snap-to and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.0.4 adds reverb, append alignment, ID3 support, system audio recording, as well as other bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Paint.net 3.5.11 provides a number of performance improvements and bugfixes, including a correction to the updater that will allow it to support 4.x when released.
https://12pd.com/click?paintdotnet

SketchUp 13.0.4812 improves stability and reliability. 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.

Avast! Home Edition 8.0.1497 corrects issues with Win 8 and 8.1, Script shield and Outlook plugin. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AVG Anti-Virus Free x86 2014.4117 is a major platform update. No changelog is provided, so this should be treated as a security update. However, AVG is, IMHO, getting worse and worse as they impose additional ‘features’ while causing problems (like how it breaks the firewall under XP under 2014), so I suggest you consider removing AVG and switching to Microsoft Security Essentials instead.
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download

Wireless Network Watcher 1.67 updates the internal MAC addresses database. 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.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.554 Beta fixes the automatic updater and corrects several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.60 adds MPEG-DASH support, corrects bugs in IE parsing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Freemake Video Converter 4.0.4 improves reliability, stability, performance, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.1 corrects a number of bugs, including sync and performance issues, as well as tuning resource consumption. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.5.5.5 fixes a bug with Google Drive and corrects behavior with SSL and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 4.05.4250 updates detection and cleaning for various applications. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.15.742 improves performance and reliability, includes additional drive diagnostic data and information, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.48.982 adds UDF support, improved user options and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.22.537 improves performance, hardware support and other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

CPU-Z Installer 1.66.1 updates hardware support and adds version checking. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DevManView 1.35 adds the ability to view previous device profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriverView 1.45 adds the ability to view digital signature. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.40 adds configuration management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.01 now provides fallback support for event strings if parsing fails. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.76 adds column for maximum packet size. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

USBDeview 2.26 adds the ability to collect the ‘real’ device name from the device itself when the device supports it and the feature is enabled. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.53 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WirelessKeyView 1.68 corrects a significant stability problem in the previous release. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.20768 adds device management, health checks with alerting and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.13 corrects dozens of bugs in replication, performance, stability, innodb, partitioning, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.5.0 corrects a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.2 corrects a handful of bugs. This is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.18-88780 provides stability, GUI and performance fixes across guests, snapshots, seamless, 3D, NAT, and VMM. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 6.0.0 adds business support (plus), simplified UI, Win 8.1 support, silent installation, and expiring VMs. 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.

Dada Mail 6.6.0 adds RESTful API for subscriptions, sending error detection & reporting and redesigned membership admin screen. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

osCommerce 2.3.3.2 adds Google+, Canonical headers, AdWords conversion tracking, PHP 5.5 compatibility, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

phpList 3.0.2 correts a handful of bugs from the 3.x release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

InstantWP 4.3.1 updates the included version of WordPress. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

bbPress 2.4 corrects several dozen bugs, including security issues.

Conditional Widgets 1.6 improves debugging behavior. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.2 is a security update.

Email Log 1.5.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.7 normalizes data to correct ‘spacey’ user behavior. This is not a security update.

ShortCodes UI 1.9.6 adds Shortcode UI widget.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.9.1 improves performance. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.14 corrects several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.2 is a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-04-09

Hi, Folks!

This is actually a pretty mild Patch Tuesday, all things considered, but the severity of the updates is above average. For example, while all the common security updates are here again (Flash, AIR, Shockwave, iOS, Windows, OS X, Firefox, Chrome and so on), I’m surprised to see that Picasa, Evernote, phpMyAdmin, Coldfusion and even EA’s Origin all include security updates as well. Don’t skip these updates — many of them enable drive-by downloads which are sure to be exploited in ads on the most popular sites soon (if not already).

Microsoft released 9 updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, Groove, and Windows Defender. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates to Apple TV, Safari, and OS X. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

iOS 6.1.3 is a security update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Use iTunes to install it onto your device, or on the device use Settings, General, Software Update.

Adobe AIR 3.7.0.153 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.2.122 is a security update. If you do not have Shockwave already, DO NOT install it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

nVidia 314.22 provide performance and stability improvements, fixes a problem with PhysX not allowing certain applications to load. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

BullZip PDF Printer 9.7.0.1592 provides more robust installer that handles problem when HP drivers are not installing correctly (error 0x00000002). This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Daemon Tools Lite 4.47.1 adds quick mount of FLAC format and several minor fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 20.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.15 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.17 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.52 adds additional debugging information and fixes a flickering during scroll. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.45 provides cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 17.0.5 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.3.0.105 corrects several bugs and improves performance and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Evernote 4.6.4.8136 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Google Drive 1.8.4357.4863 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.0.8 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win8 Codec Package 1.5.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.5.2 fixes subtitles on Vista. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win x64 Codec Support 4.0.8 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MPC HC 1.6.6.6957 corrects a couple dozen bugs and improves OSD and LCD support, adds scale factor option. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.2 improves performance, adds support for Ogg Opus, cover image downloading, improved collection management, custom tags and string safety. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Picasa 3.9.136.17 improves Face Tagging, fixes several crash bugs, and other improvements. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the current version.

Plex Media Server 0.9.7.22.511 provides performance improvements and corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

Unreal Media Server 10.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

XBMC 12.1 provides a number of bugfixes and improved performance and stability across various platforms. This is not a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.1.15.109 is a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Minecraft 1.5.1 adds several new commands, brick types, objects, sensors, custom names for some objects, improved texture support, improved performance and many bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.3.2 provides several bugfixes and corrects a performance issue. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 includes bugfixes, new lens profiles, support for 25 new cameras and improved support for the X-Trans image sensor. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.8 corrects issues with search, popups, autofill, and save in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Also corrects cosmetic and focus issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.4.8.8 improves the Web UI for Home Folder, fixes issues with SkyDrive, GSTP and Forwarder. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn 4.1.2651 updates terms and conditions to limit users on ‘free’ accounts to ten devices. Note, you’ll be limited whether you update or not. 😉

CCleaner 4.00.4064 adds duplicate file finder feature, system and browser monitoring, improved registry cleaning and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.46.919 improves deep scan on exFAT and FAT partitions, adds context menus, improves filetype filters, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

BulkFileChanger 1.24 corrects a sync list bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

FolderChangesView 1.22 corrects a flickering bug under Windows 7. This is not a security update. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetConnectChoose 1.00 is the initial release. It looks like it may be very promising for multihomed networks or servers.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.62 corrects a flickering bug under Windows 7. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.16 adds support for Outlook 2013. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

USBDeview 2.22 adds optional header field to export file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.61 reduces risk of unintended key removal. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

GPU-Z 0.6.9 adds newer hardware support, fixes bugs on various hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Autoruns 11.5 now reports the image timestamp of executables and the last-modified timestamp of other file types and autostart locations. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Disk Usage 1.5 has expanded CSV output that includes file and directory counts, as well as an option for tab-delimiting (yay!). This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

ProcDump 5.14 doesn’t report process exceptions unless the exception trigger is specified. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.04 now includes support for new Windows 8 file information query types and fixes a bug in the tooltip handling. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Registry Usage 1.0 is a new command-line utility that reports the size, value and subkey counts of registry keys. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.7.12 provides a number of bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.10-84105 provides several stability improvements and bugfixes. 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.

phpMyAdmin 3.5.8 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Dada Mail 6.3.0 simplifies installation of Amazon SES, adds block CSS to inline CSS conversion, adds support for click gateways and an improved subscription confirmation process. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.22 corrects several non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Coldfusion 10.0.9 are 9.0.2.4 are security updates. Update instructions at the link.
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb13-10.html

MailEnable 7.05 corrects several bugs and improves the webmail interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

SQLyog 11.1.0-2 provides several bugfixes, improved security and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.webyog.com/product/downloads/

BuddyPress 1.7 (following shortly on 1.6.5) is a major update that corrects a number of bugs, provides visual improvements, compatibility with all themes and more. This is a security update. Note that for any site using a BP-provided theme you’ll need remove and then reinstall BuddyPress.

BuddyStream 3.0.3 provides fixes to Twitter import and the import queue. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.0 is a new plugin that simplifies cloudflare management for your WordPress-powered site. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cloudflare-cache-purge/

Contact Form 7 3.4 provides a number of powerful improvements to the form creation functionality. This is not a security update.

Email Log 0.9.2 adds WordPress filter support. Yay! This is not a security update.

Invisible Captcha 0.6.7 corrects a serious reliability bug. This should be treated as a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.5 is one of a half dozen updates from the last month correcting all sorts of security and reliability problems. If you’re using this, please consider removing it and switching to WPMU DEV “Ultimate Branding” instead.
https://12pd.com/click?ultimatebranding

WordPress Importer 0.6.1 does not provide a current changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.

WP Developer 1.2 does not provide a current changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-01-08

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 8 updates this month to address security issues in Windows, Office, Windows Server, Expression, SharePoint and .NET. Total size is between 40mb and 100mb, depending on your installed components. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Microsoft also released a FixIt to address a security issue in Internet Explorer for Windows XP (it DOES NOT affect other versions). This update is not included in Windows Update, so if you’re using XP, you need to install it from the FixIt page here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2794220
Click the “FixIt” button under the (tiny) words “Enable MSHTML shim workaround” and follow the prompts.

Apple released updates to iOS, iCloud, iMac, iPhoto and Aperture. These are not security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Reader 11.0.1 and 10.1.5 are security updates. Now that the first patch for 11 has been released, it should be safe to upgrade to that. Don’t forget to fix the security settings after installation, as all major updates erase the preferences. Sigh. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version or download the major update here:
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Java 7u10 is a security update. If you do not require Java, please uninstall it instead.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

iOS 6.0.2 corrects a problem with Wi-Fi. This is not a security update. Use iTunes to install the update.

HP Universal Print Driver (PCL6) 5.6.0.14430 adds Windows 8 support and updates driver profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.hp.com/go/upd

nVidia 310.90 adds significant performance improvements and several fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.geforce.com/

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 18.0 adds Retina support, improved performance, and other fixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.12 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Trillian 5.3.11 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update. Get the current version here:
https://www.trillian.im/download/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.20 adds support for IE10, Chrome Canary, and SeaMonkey, and improves display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 3.7.1 corrects several bugs including a driver reset problem, service incompatibilities and improved stability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Google Earth 7.0.2.8415 provides performance improvements, visual improvements, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

WinSCP 5.1.3 provides several bugfixes, including stability fixes and a log security issue. This is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Win8 Codec Package 1.3.8 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html

Win7 Codec Package 3.9.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.4.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.9.5 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 11.0.1 corrects several stability bugs. This is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.0.3717 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. http://cdburnerxp.se/

MPC HC 1.6.5.6366 updates several included codecs and libraries, fixes over 20 bugs, and adds several new features. This should be treated as a security update. http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

VLC Media Player 2.0.5 is a security update. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.4.6 adds fireworks, enchantable books, option to enable touchscreen input for buttons and inventory, and a number of bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.2.3 adds Recycle Bin compliance, Remove Empty Lines feature (Yay!), and several other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1, 10.1.5 and 9.5.3 are security updates. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 3.1.3 improves tablet support, various brush and palette fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Inkscape 0.48.4 is a security update.
http://inkscape.org/download/?lang=en

SketchUp 8.0.16846 corrects DWG exports, menu and permissions fixes. 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.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.70 is a significant update with improved Windows 8 support, better logging, improved performance and other changes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Password Security Scanner 1.10 extends scope of password scanning and improves display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.45 adds support for some split videos. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.2.2.6 improves decryption and region detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

DVDFab 9.0.1.6 is a major update with a completely new interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 3.2.1 corrects an issue with YouTube download. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Send To Kindle is a nifty product from Amazon that allows you to quickly upload documents on your computer to your Kindle. It takes seconds to install, and is as simple as right clicking the document you want to copy. I was able to upload about 160 recipes to my Kindle and tablet in 3 minutes (previously I had to email documents one by one to my Kindle). If you have a Kindle, you need this.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn 4.1.2600 adds Windows 8 and IE10 support, improves RSA to 7.1, improved multi-monitor handling, and printer mapping fix. This should be treated as a security update. Use Open, About, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739 corrects bugs with NTFS compression and Min/Max recording inaccuracies. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_asssdbenchmark/

CCleaner 3.26.1888 improves cleaning, adds support for Office 2013, Adobe Reader 11 and other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.12.628 adds support for Windows 2012 Server, skip-if-active scheduling, improved crash reporting, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

CPU-Z Installer 1.62 adds support for newer hardware and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Goodsync 9.4.1.5 improves on-timer event, performance, parallel locking, logging, and Google Drive. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

WakeMeOnLan 1.47 improves the display, corrects a multi-monitor bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.29 provides performance improvements, reliability and stability fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.7.11 corrects several bugs relating to date processing, SVN standards, logging and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.6-82870 provides dozens of stability and performance fixes, including image conversion improvements. 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.

Adminer 3.6.2 provides a dozen bug fixes primarily for database and PHP compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 6.0.1 is a major update providing a number of improved features, new options and cleaner interface. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.18 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 3.5.5 provides several bugfixes and changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.3 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

ColdFusion 10.0.1 and 9.0.3 are security updates. In addition, Adobe recommends making changes to the mapped paths for all sites using ColdFusion. Details here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa13-01.html

MailEnable 6.75 improves authentication auditing, extended character support and MIME header parsing. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

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

Regards,

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