Updates 2015-07-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 375mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 15 updates to address issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, SQL Server, RDP, MSRT and Microsoft Office (~160mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released an update to iTunes that fixes new features. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.209 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Samsung Kies3 201507 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 43.0.2357.134 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.80 now consumes less memory. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.1.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Dropbox 3.6.9 adds Windows 10 support and fixes reliability under Linux. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Java 8u51 is a security update. Java 7 is now EOL (end of life) so, while there are at least 25 security vulnerabilities in it, it will no longer be updated. This means if you’re still running Java 7 you should immediately REMOVE it (even if your OS doesn’t support Java 8 — such as Windows XP), and find alternatives to Java for your platform.

FileZilla 3.12.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.71 improves memory and resource consumption. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.63 adds postal code for ARIN IP addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.9.159 is a security update. If you don’t have Shockwave installed, or do not know 100% that you require it, remove it instead of updating.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.2.1 is a stability and reliability update. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version. iTunes 12.2 and newer under Windows require Windows 7 or newer, so REMOVE it from your XP and Vista machines. There are known security vulnerabilities that will never be patched.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.6.1.5336 fixes various bugs and adds the ability to uninstall DLC for some games. This is not a security update.

GameMaker Studio 20150714 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/free

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, 11.0.12 and 10.1.15 are security updates. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC, 11.0.12 and 10.1.15 are security updates. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.2d is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 10.3.2223 improves Windows 10 and third-party antivirus compatibility, updates HIPS and StreamFilter and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.4.1506.2436 fixes dozens of bugs and adds support for several new features, including YouTube Live, mixer scaling, link and application notifications. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.4.1506.1243 fixes dozens of bugs and adds support for several new features, including YouTube Live, mixer scaling, link and application notifications. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2104 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SystemRescueCD 4.5.4 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.00 is a new app that lists all scheduled tasks on a Windows machine. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.0.0-101573 is a major update adding paravirtualization support to improve time-keeping accuracy and performance, significantly improved hardware-assisted virtualization, drag & drop support, disk image encryption, content scaling, separate threading for headless and GUI, HiDPI support, hotplugging SATA, and many bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

ownCloud Client 1.8.4 is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

WP Update Server 20150713 adds overloading for metadata. This is not a security udpate.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

bbPress 2.5.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.2 fixes minor bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-08-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! While there aren’t a lot of updates this month, there are a lot of very large updates. If you don’t have a fast connection, consider scheduling most of these for after you go to bed. Or just have me do it for you. 😉

Microsoft released 9 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SQL Server, Silverlight, MSRT and .NET. This includes security updates (100+ mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iTunes, Digital Camera RAW compatibility, printer drivers, and MacBook Air. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Reader 11.0.08 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.179 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 14.0.0.178 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Bullzip PDF Printer 10.7.0.2277 improves PDF/A compatibility, fixes problems with detection of installed Ghostscript, adds more output sizes and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bullzippdf

Display Driver Uninstaller 12.9.8.4 improves AMD and Intel cleanup, adds partial audio endpoint removal for nVidia and Intel. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

nVidia 340.52 improves SHIELD support, and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Samsung Kies 3.20140715 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP#versionInfo

PS4 1.75 adds Blu-ray 3D support, improves audio output, adds automatic downloads for Featured Content. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 36.0.1985.143 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 31.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 23 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.19 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.

Thunderbird 31.0 is a security update.

NK2Edit 2.95 adds ‘EmailString’ field to scripts. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Mumble 1.2.8 is a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Evernote 5.5.3.4236 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox 2.10.3 fixes a permissions issue on Windows. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.9.0.2 corrects several bugs, including stability and performance improvements. This is not a security update.

Plugin Updates

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

Silverlight 5.1.30514 is a security update. Use Windows Update to install it.

Java 7u67 corrects a regression from 7u65. This is not a security update. DO NOT install Java if you don’t already have it!

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.7.1 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.7.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.9.14.531 adds playlists, extras, import from iTunes, improved filters, various bugfixes and more. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5000 adds M3U8 support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.3.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.1.5 is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam Client July 11, 2014 is a security update.

EA Origin 9.4.20.386 improves registration process, fixes various bugs. This is not a security update.

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 237 adds Presequel preparations. This is not a security update.
http://blog.gib.me/tag/tools/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.6.8 adds Google Drive to cloud settings storage, fixes OneDrive, improves styling behavior, fixes several syntax highlighting bugs, and extends plugin capabilities to include style and snapshot access. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Paint.net 4.0.3 fixes several bugs and provides performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?paintdotnet

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.08 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates or Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe DNG Converter 8.6 adds support for newer cameras. This is not a security update. Use Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 adds support for new cameras and lenses, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.0.1 adds 4K output at 60fps for H.264, updates YouTube presets, impves DCP color calibration and other bugfixes. This is not a security update. Use Adobe CC Updater to get the most current version.

Inkscape 0.48.5 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://www.inkscape.org/

Lightworks NLE 11.5.2 fixes dozens of stability, reliability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.0 is a major update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4744 is a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

OpenSSL 1.0.2 is a security update.

Wireshark 1.12.0 provides several new features, vast improved protocol and format support, improved performance, and major API changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Bitmessage 0.4.3 adds IPv6 support, improves performance and reliability, and replaces core algorithm. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1128 is a major update. This version replaces the interface, adds System Investigator, improved performance, E-mail alerts, right-click scanning and high-contrast color scheme. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.68 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.1 adds video recording, video trimming, dropbox output, updated editor, object rotation and more. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 2.3.2 updates libraries and provides a number of bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 9.1.5.9 improves performance and conversion defaults, improved Video Edit feature, adds ability to create protected ISO files, and several bugfixes. 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 9.9.3 adds OneDrive Pro FS support, improves Auth in certain situations, improved support for older hardware, stability and cleanup improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

TeamViewer 9.0.31064 adds integrated updater, customizable auto lock feature and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Hamachi 2.2.0.227 improves stability. This is not a security update.

LogMeIn Win 4.1.4408 improves stability and provides other bug fixes. This is not a security update.

DriverView 1.46 adds secondary column supporting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.65 adds wildcard exclusions. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.86 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.25 adds support for Opera. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.66 fixes a sorting bug and adds a column to represent order added. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.02 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.65 adds ‘WPS Summary Mode’. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 4.16.4763 improves browser cleaning, added Repair option to uninstaller, improved 64-bit support, GUI and bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GPU-Z 0.7.9 adds newer hardware support, improves PhysX detection and fan monitoring, and various performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Autoruns 12.01 has numerous bug fixes, adds a profile attribute/column to CSV and XML output, and interprets the CodeBase value for COM object registrations. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Coreinfo 3.3 now reports virtual memory address width as well as support PT, SHA, MPX, CFLUSHOPT, and AVX variants. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.03 fixes several bugs, including crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SysMon 1.0 is a new Sysinternals utility that monitors and reports key system activity via the Windows event log. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CintaNotes 2.7 adds printing and alignment support, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

CPU-Z Installer 1.70 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.31 fixes several buffer-related bugs, threading and socket management. This is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Ketarin 1.7.0 fixes FileHippo downloads and now integrates only database into the Ketarin forum. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.canneverbe.com/

LicenseCrawler 1.42.692 updates scan engine and bug fixes.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.20 is a security update. This version also provides updates to InnoDB, replication, and a number of bugfixes.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Inno Setup 5.5.5 adds new Files handling, new output controls, improved logging, adds 64-bit ReadReg support and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

TortoiseSVN 1.8.8 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

TortoiseGit 1.8.10.0 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. 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.

VirtualBox 4.3.14-95030 provides dozens of bugfixes, stability improvements, and improved hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

PPSSPP 0.9.9 provides a number of stability, quality and performance improvements, as well as bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.2.0 fixes invitations, adds Mandril support, and adds the ability to set Program Name during installation. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.31 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 2.5.24 and 3.3.3 are security updates.
http://www.joomla.org/download.html

phpMyAdmin 4.2.7 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 4.4.7175.5302 adds triggers, many configuration improvements, annotations, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.136 removes dependency for Newtonsoft.Json.dll. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable 8.52 improves message tracking, and many bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 3.9.2 is a security update.

Anti-Splog 2.1.3 corrects reCaptcha and updates suspended template. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.0.2 fixes several regressions and PHP Notices. This is not a security bug.

Contact Form 7 3.9.1 updates libraries, provides several reliability and bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.7.4 adds handling for strange date/time use case. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.5 adds settings page, category restrictions, and parent-category limitations. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.5.24 fixes missing attachments, removes PEAR dependency, changes temporary post behavior to use draft status. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 140725 improves cache structure, provides several bug fixes, and various new feature controls. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.3.6 adds the ability to export logs to CSV, simplified logging, and style updates. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.6 improves HTTPS support. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 2.2 reverted the table plugin to the previous version, and improves style merge with other themes and plugins. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.4.5 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 2012-10-09

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 7 updates today to address security issues in Windows, SQL Server, Office, SharePoint, Lync, Microsoft Works and InfoPath, for all supported versions of Windows. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for AppleTV, OS X Server, iPhoto, Aperture and a variety of printers this week. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flash

Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Also note – Adobe recently had one of their build servers hacked and as a safety precaution, they revoked an SSL certificate used to sign their programs. While this is, you know, scary, there is not yet any reason to believe there is an actual exploit in any “real” Adobe software. However, some antivirus programs treat signed programs with revoked certificates as “malware” (technically, as a PUP – Potentially Unwanted Program) so you can expect to see overzealous antivirus programs removing valid Adobe applications. I expect Adobe to release updates for the affected software soon. You may need to reinstall any affected Adobe software completely if your antivirus program removes it.

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.

BullZip PDF Printer 9.1.0.1454 adds the ability to install silently. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 16.0 is a security update. This major version update corrects just shy of 2,000 issues, from 3D to scripting to performance fixes and more. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 22.0.1229.79 is a security update. Use Tool (or Menu), About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

WinSCP 5.1 is the first of the 5.x release, which adds a number of new features, including tabs, vastly improved scripting support, a number of bugfixes, and more. 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.

Win7 Codec Package 3.8.0 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

Win x64 Codec Support 3.8.0 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.2.3442 adds Opus support and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

MPC HC 1.6.4.6052 corrects sveral bugs, improves chapter support, subtitle behavior, updates hardware support, codecs and positioning. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.0.13.2141 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

GameMaker Studio 1.0 is a complete rewrite of the GameMaker franchise. GameMaker now supports building to devices running iOS, Android, Windows, OS X and even HTML5. And the basic program is still free.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/

Office Updates

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

Adobe FrameMaker 11.0.1 corrects a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 improves camera and export support, as well as several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.1.1 is a security update. Use Help, Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 6.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Bridge CS6 5.0.1.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe InCopy CS6 8.0.1 is a bugfix release, correcting a couple dozen issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe InDesign CS6 8.0.1 is a bugfix release, correcting a couple dozen issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Audition CS6 5.0.2 is a stability and feature update. This version improves Windows 8 support, removes limitations to CD burning and corrects issues with touch and metronome. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Adobe Encore CS6 6.0.2 does not provide a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Artweaver 3.1.2 corrects a number of minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

SketchUp 8.0.15158 removes most Google branding (SketchUp is now owned by Trimble Navigation Limited), improves recording and text display. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Kindle for PC 1.10.4 Build 40317 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1010 is a major update, providing vastly improved memory handling and performance, and corrects several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.8.3 corrects a number of bugs and adds additional protocal support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.37 improves display, and corrects Firefox cache-reading bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.3 corrects several bugs including crash and reliability issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.3.4.5 improves user handling, GUI and drag-and-drop support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 3.23.1823 adds newer application support, improves file deletion security and several other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

FolderChangesView 1.16 improves multi-monitor support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

USBDeview 2.16 adds the ability to scan for specific USB version devices from the command prompt. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.05 adds Router Name and Router Model reports. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Process Explorer 15.23 adds process token of protected processes, fixes crash bugs. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

DebugView 4.8 fixes a BSOD bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 1.81 fixes a crash bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Inno Setup 5.5.2 and Inno Setup QuickStart 5.5.2 adds Windows 8 compatibility, adds userpf and usercf constants, and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

MySQL 5.5.28 corrects several bugs with partitioning, InnoDB, replication, and others. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 3.5.3 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ModSecurity 2.6.8 corrects two non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.modsecurity.org/

Movable Type 5.2 adds several new features and corrects dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

Contact Form 7 3.3 vastly improves message formatting options and tags, eliminates timeout for nonce (not a good thing, IMHO), and other changes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-plugin-manager/

Smart YouTube 4.1.7 adds support for a new playlist format. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/

Theme My Login 6.2.3 corrects a static front-page bug and removes tab indexes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-my-login/

WP Geocode Filter 1.0.4 updates MaxMind data. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpgeocode/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2012-08-15

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released nine updates addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Exchange, SQL Server, Server Software, Developer Tools and VBA. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for various printers, Safari 6.0, Xcode 4.4, iPhoto 9.3.2, Apple Remote Desktop, Aperture 3.3.2, iMovie 9.0.7, Apple FIPS, iWork 9.2, Workgroup Manager, Windows Migration Assistant, and MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader 10.1.4 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 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.

WD SmartWare Firmware 1.6.2 provides several bugfixes and added hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 21.0.1180.77 is a security update. Use the wrench, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 14.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.01 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.11 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.

OutlookAttachView 2.36 adds an option to auto-resize columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 14.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/14.0/releasenotes/

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 5.10.0.116 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Connectify 3.6.0.24540 improves stability, performance and software compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

WinSCP 4.3.9 improves stability, and ports several features from the 5.x betas to this version. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.7.5 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 6.3.4 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 3.7.5 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.1.3341 adds a playlist filter, and fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/en/download

MPC HC 1.6.3.5818 updates ffmpeg library. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Picasa 3.9.136.07 corrects several bugs, primarily with the sync functionality. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.0.3 adds support for OS X Mountain Lion, improves stability and updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.3.1 and Minecraft Server 1.3.1 improves single-player mode by integrating MC server, LAN world detection, adds cheats, bonus chest, adventure mode, trading, emeralds, cocoa, tripwires, creative mode inventory, writeable books, temples, improved debug, stacking, performance and various 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.

Adobe Acrobat X 10.1.4 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 3.1.1 improves a variety of features. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

SuperAntiSpyware 5.5.1012 provides a number of improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.8.1 corrects several stability bugs, and adds newer protocols and MS NetMon capture file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.35 adds support for new Chrome defaults. 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 8.2.0.0 corrects several stability and quality bugs, and adds Blu-ray chapter support and additional output presets. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Education updates

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

Kodu 1.2.88.0 “Mars Edition!” adds a new character, Rover, new games, curriculum, commands, and other features. This is not a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.0 fixes several bugs, including Chrome and Opera compatibility, crash and stability problems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.2.9 corrects several bugs with file change detection, sync, conflict resolution and propagation. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Autoruns 11.33: This fixes a bug that caused the run as administrator elevation to fail if Autoruns was started from a path with spaces. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 15.22 fixes a crash bug. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.1 fixes a bug that could cause an infinite loop and a verbose command-line option (-v). This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 3.21.1767 adds newer application support, GUI improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

FolderChangesView 1.10 adds several command-line options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.50 adds an autoexec-on-detect option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

USBDeview 2.12 corrects a reliability problem. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

CPU-Z Installer 1.61 corrects a clock-speed bug and adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.6.4 adds newer hardware support, fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 7.0 build 817 corrects several bugs and adds various key mappings. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

CrucialScanner 20120723 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/index.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.27 corrects a number of bugs, primarily with InnoDB and replication and variable/settings reliability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 5.2.0 is now bundled with three WYSIWYG editors, improves Send option pages, cleans GUI, and changes settings configuration. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.15 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpList 2.10.19 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

phpMyAdmin 3.5.2.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Adminer 3.5.1 improves SQLite support and CSV export. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

MailEnable 6.59 corrects the installer package and improves stability and security of service accounts. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Anti-Splog 2.0.1 corrects a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.1.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 1.6.1 corrects several non-security issues. This is not a security update.

BuddyStream 2.6.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.2.1 corrects a number of bugs and updates included libraries. This is not a security update.

Email Log 0.8.1 is only a typo fix. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.2.2 corrects several bugs, including a stability issue. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.5.1 corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2011-06-14

Patch Tuesday has arrived, and it’s a big one, folks.

Microsoft has released between 14 and 23 updates (depending on your configuration) for Windows, .NET, Internet Explorer, MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL Server, MSDE, SSMSE, InfoPath, Visual Studio, MSRT, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, WSUS, and Windows Mail. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Also note that IE9 is now rated “important” and will be pushed to many users automatically when you install updates. You can unselect it as an option through the custom configuration, but it does add newer security features so should be installed by anyone on Vista and Windows 7. There are a few changes you can make to the new default options to make it more consistent with previous versions.

Apple released updates to OSX, AirPort, iTunes, Logic Express, Logic Pro, and ProKit. This includes security updates. A reboot is not required. Use the Apple Updater to get the most recent updates.

Acrobat and Adobe Reader 10.1 is a major update that provides security fixes, feature updates, and major enhancements such as Protected View for Acrobat. A reboot is not required. Use Help, Check for updates to obtain this update. If you have both Acrobat AND Reader, make sure you update BOTH!

Java 6u26 is a security update. If you’re running a 64-bit operating system, be sure to get BOTH the 32-bit and 64-bit Java Runtimes. For 32-bit OS, get only the 32-bit build:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Flash Player, Adobe AIR and Shockwave have all had critical security updates over the last few days. Download each of the following, close all browsers, then install each of the files.
https://12pd.com/click?air
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Driver Updates

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

nVidia 275.33 adds newer hardware support, performance and stability improvements, particularly within the 3D interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

SeaMonkey 2.1 integrates a settings Sync option, better file management, and a number of other improvements. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check For Updates to get the most recent version.

Internet Updates

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

FileZilla 3.5.0 is primarily a bugfix release. This version corrects several OS-dependent behaviors, but also migrates the queue to a more stable (and faster!) back-end, and a couple crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

WinSCP 4.3.3 adds IPv6 support, library updates, daylight savings time and timezone improvements, and a number of minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Skype 5.1 for Mac and 5.3.0.116 resolves a crash issue related to a network error on the 26th. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 2.8.9 corrects a bug in avi, mpeg and h264 file parsing. 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.

iTunes 10.3.1 adds new “iTunes in the Cloud” features: Automatic Downloads – the ability to purchase on one device and have it download/install thru any connection available to other devices registered to your account. This feature works with previous purchases, as long as it is still available within the iTunes store. This version also fixes other bugs. This is a security update. Use the Adobe Updater to install this update. A reboot may be required.

VLC Media Player 1.1.10 is a security update. You should be prompted to update when opening VLC, or use Help, Check for Updates to install this version.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

CDBurnerXP 4.3.8.2568 reverts an included library to a known stable version. This is not a security update, but is a significant stability improvement.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 5.9.2 corrects a crash bug, a couple other issues, and adds clipboard history and character insertion option. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.51 improves performance, update speed, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Wireshark 1.6.0 corrects several bugs, improves support for large files, SSL session key export, custom columns, SMB export, as well as a number of added protocols. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.4.5 reduces the memory footprint, increases performance capturing Vista/Win7, and corrects several bugs relating to OpenGL and color scrambling. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 1.93 adds an alternate row highlighting scheme. 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 8.0.9.8 adds additional hardware decoding support, improved profile management, FINALLY adds the ability to disable the folder view that opens automatically in 8+, and corrects a few crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.6.5 and 1.6.6 correct a number of bugs with physics, blocking, performance, and continuity. Adds mapping, hatches, tall grass, multi-player “nether”, and significantly improved network compression. This is not a security update, but the performance issues were severe, so this should be treated as important.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm and RoboForm2Go 7.3.2 improves Opera/Chrome handling, adds Firefox 5 support and corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?roboform

LogMeIn 4.1.1848 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update. Right-click on the LogMeIn icon in your tray and select “Open LogMeIn”, click “About”, then “Check for Updates”. After a few minutes of downloading, the updater will start. You’ll be prompted to click “Update”, approve installation and finally “close” the installer when done.

CCleaner 3.07.1457 improves existing application support, and adds Safari Icon history, Flash Player SOL, Windows Elevated Diagnostics, a number of media players, and improves Chrome, RDP, Recent Documents, Windows Servises and exclusion options. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Ketarin 1.6.0.434 significantly improves performance, adds header assignment thru a new httpx protocol, infinite custom columns, adds the ability to view more than one search side-by-side, a “wait” option, setup instructions extended significantly, variable-ization of a lot more fields, better handling of {f:*} variables, new urldecode function, and significantly impreoved template management. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.canneverbe.com/

Goodsync and Goodsync2Go 8.7.1.0 adds Mac support, SkyDrive protocol, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3 striping, and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.0.3.111 improves tunneling, especially on poor connections, improves UPnP support, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use About, Check for Updates to install this update.

NirCmd 2.55 improves savescreenshot support to add dimensions, clipboard and full capabilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Speccy 1.11.256 adds stability and performance updates, and corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

WhatIsHang 1.07 adds WaitForSingleObject processing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.13 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including several memory leaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.6.16 corrects a memory leak in the shell extension. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

WordPress 3.1.3 provides more than a dozen changes, including 7 security fixes. This update is especially important if you allow user content on your site, as previous versions did not properly sanitize input. This is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyStream 2.0.5 is a core update. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.2 improves stability and corects a number of minor bugs — including a version leak. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

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

Regards,

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